Who's Going in 2001!!

Who's Going in 2001!!

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Ben2

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67 posts

251 months

Sunday 20th May 2001
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Hi

To start a new thread, the race is only a few weeks away, WHO IS GOING?? and in what cars?

We are leaving a Tuscan, V8S, Griff and Subaru P1 at home for a rented Galaxy TDI!!! Too much choice I guess.

Leaving Thursday morning via P and O

See you there

Mark

beaver

928 posts

251 months

Sunday 20th May 2001
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The Excocet Cerbera, 911RS, Boxster, and 2 BMW 330's. Staying in Rouen on Thursday, and then Arnage trackside on the Friday luchtime for group wheelspinning.

Ferret Boy

235 posts

245 months

Sunday 20th May 2001
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Well me obviously, SMILES, Mark and several other gassers: Leaving on Thursday morning P&O circa 09:30 Dover-Calais. Griff, V8S, Midget, and Puma loaded with spares for the others and luggage. Going Rouen, Alencon route, stopping @ Rouen for lunch on Thursday. Camping @ Bleu, returning on Sunday night, stopping @ Alencon, 14:30 ferry on Monday. Going in full Bentley attire as Bentley team wear/merchandise is now out! And yes all cars will have thier full quota of Pisonheads stickers as per last year. Must have a Pisonheads get together on the track (Arnage/Indionapolis) on the Firday! Also Pete (Probar) drop us a line and let us know when you are going down/where you are staying.

BurdeG

2,868 posts

242 months

Sunday 20th May 2001
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Hi My first time at Le Mans this year - Not only that I'm getting married 2 weeks later ! Going down in newly aquired S2 (red) Thursday afternoon Dover-Calais hoverspeed - camping at Houx. Can't wait !! Giles GB

nmilton

449 posts

249 months

Monday 21st May 2001
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There'll be a little convoy of about 4 Westfields (with a TVR interloper !!) leaving v. early on the Thursday morning (Dover / Calais on Sea Chance). We're taking a "scenic" route in the hope of finding some quieter and more entertaining roads to play on. We're going via Abbeville and Rouen but avoiding motorways and then heading due south from Rouen so we avoid Alencon and all the other traffic.

sjm

789 posts

251 months

Monday 21st May 2001
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Were leaving Wednesday night and returning Tuesday as probably won't be fit to drive on Sunday.. Convoy includes 2 Westfields, Tiv 350, Spitfire (!?!) and Land Rover support vehicle

SMiles

138 posts

251 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2001
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Actually the idea of going through abeville isn't bad at all, the cobbled steets might shake my teeth loose but those frenchies need that noise early in the morning....it might also stop us getting parted from Ferret boy and co in Rouen. ps....at the moment my V8S has no wheels on it and no exhaust. There are other problems too numerous to mention but it will be there.

nmilton

449 posts

249 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2001
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Beware of going through Abbeville - we tried it a couple of weeks ago (we were checking out an alternative route in the Westfield !!) and there was a major diversion which meant you couldn't get across town. Basically you had to go back on the autoroute and rejoin the D road the other side of the road works. Might be finished now, but we're skirting round Abbeville on the autoroute just to be on the safe side.

graham

16,347 posts

251 months

Thursday 24th May 2001
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One 4.5lw Cerby and its support vehicles 2* discoveries 1* nissan terrano 1* Range Rover 4.2 lse, maybe we'll bring some oil and try to get a 4 wheel burn out from the discovery on friday at Indy.. mind you i hear that indy is now all gravel trap so we maybe the only people able to park there.. Staying at EXPO wednesday pompy- lehalve monday cherbourg - pompy

patrick

512 posts

251 months

Thursday 24th May 2001
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I'll be going aswell now, Getting the Tuesday night crossing from Portsmouth to Caen, camping in Houx. I'll be driving the support truck + caravan (well, you need some luxury) with a Griff coming along for the fun bits. Hope to meet up with a few of you @ the TVRCC BBQ. Patrick.

BurdeG

2,868 posts

242 months

Friday 25th May 2001
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Hello I am going in my S2 - staying in Houx BBQ - I think the BBQ is cancelled, Frenchies won't let anyone take meat in due to foot & mouth worries!!!! So I heard from the organiser. We'll have to have an unorganised one with a line of 30 disposable BBQ's !! Giles GB

Roy C

4,147 posts

251 months

Friday 25th May 2001
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I will also be in Houx with an S2. I understand the BBQ was switched to Castle Combe on the following (Power Tour) weekend to avoid poisoning the French. Roy

patrick

512 posts

251 months

Friday 25th May 2001
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"BBQ - I think the BBQ is cancelled, Frenchies won't let anyone take meat in due to foot & mouth worries!!!!" Wot a shame. "We'll have to have an unorganised one with a line of 30 disposable BBQ's !!" Either that, or a bring a crate party on Friday night, locations anyone ?? Patrick.

peetee

379 posts

251 months

Monday 4th June 2001
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Me & Matt in The Dove! In Houx - arrive Wednesday evening.

raceboy

12,408 posts

247 months

Thursday 7th June 2001
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Me and the other half on Thursday, camping on Houx Annex, anyone know if this is numbered plots, like Houx, or a bit of a free for all? Come and say hello, Steve, and Claire in a green Chimarea.

ADB

52 posts

251 months

Monday 11th June 2001
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Having not camped in Houx before, I didn't realise the plots were numbered. Is this individual pitch by pitch, or just general areas ? We should arrive on Friday lunch time so not too concerned, although I know it will be busy by then. TIA for any tips.

sjm

789 posts

251 months

Monday 11th June 2001
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I'm at Houx Annex this year, coz I booked to late for preffered site (Karting Nord), but I don't know where Hous Annex is. Can anyone describe where it is relative to landmarks such as pits/fair/grandstands/circuit corners? Thanks Steve

graham

16,347 posts

251 months

Monday 11th June 2001
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its behind the bugatti circuit. there are two ways to get to it from memory, either under the mulsane straight next to the bar at tetre rouge ( drive towards the mulsanne from the hyper market. turnleft where they block the road, then right down the little hill right at the bottom of there past the bar carry straight on till you see the campsite not that far), or on the other side of the circuit i think there is a tunnel under porsche curves that you can get under and drive along there until you see the campsite

jvaughan

6,020 posts

250 months

Tuesday 12th June 2001
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Ill be there, Mason Blanche.. Blue 400SE with Welsh Flag on it. Booked on the 22:45 ferry Portsmouth Cherbourg 12/06/2001 ( Tonight !!!! ) Jason J 400 SEE