Le Mans Classic 2018

Le Mans Classic 2018

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Truckosaurus

6,541 posts

217 months

Sunday 10th June
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You should be fine for a Thursday arrival for the Classic, in fact you'll be one of the first there.

Jmracing66

719 posts

172 months

Monday 11th June
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Does anyone know how I can get an infield parking pass now ? last minute decision to take an extra car !

VladD

7,222 posts

198 months

Monday 11th June
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Pericoloso said:
To be a little less vague,I'm basically asking is there room in camp sites if I just turn up not pre booked ?
I wouldn't dream of trying that at LM 24.
I think they check passes on the way into camp sites, so if you haven't got a pass you won't get in. Whether you can get one from the main gate on the day, I don't know. Probably just easier to get one in advance. Tickets.

VladD

7,222 posts

198 months

Monday 11th June
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Jmracing66 said:
Does anyone know how I can get an infield parking pass now ? last minute decision to take an extra car !
It looks like only Beausejour left from the ACO, but you may be able to get one from a travel company.

eastsider

1,048 posts

156 months

Monday 11th June
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VladD said:
It looks like only Beausejourthe killing fields left from the ACO, but you may be able to get one from a travel company.
Fixed that for you.

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Alex

9,401 posts

217 months

Saturday 30th June
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Would one sticker up one's modern car when visiting the Classic, or is that not the done thing?

Rick101

5,576 posts

83 months

Saturday 30th June
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Mine still has the large 24 in the rear window.

JayK12

1,247 posts

135 months

Saturday 30th June
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Hi Guys,

Been reading and it will be my first time to Le Mans Classic, first time to any Le Mans event and first time camping. Just a few questions if anyone can help?

- If camping is your parked at your pitch?
- Is it easy to get your out and back in to pop into Le Mans town, or best to use any public transport?
- I think i have all my camping gear, anyone recommend anything in particular?
- I am arriving Friday, was thinking of going to Piston Heads Sunday Service first and then evening to Le Mans, or is it recommended to go straight to Le Mans for lunch time etc?
- We are staying at Blu Nord is everything quite a walk away?
- Is food readily available, hadn't really planned on taking food, or is it better to Purchase food and keep in a cool box etc locally before arriving?

If anyone else can think of any other advice for a complete newbie then that would be great.

Thanks
Jay

lowdrag

9,211 posts

146 months

Saturday 30th June
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1. Yes, your pitch is big enough for the tent and your car, assuming it isn't a #9 bus and a ten room tent!

2. Where you are it won't be difficult to get in and out, except the Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings will see big queues as many people have interior parking, with their club or because it is one of the list of cars pre 1966 which qualify. Don't plan on getting out and about before 11am is my advice.

3. If you have the essentials that's fine. It is only for a few days but a cool box will be essential, as will ice you can buy at the supermarket. Just remember that there are thieves about, so make sure everything of value is locked up in the car overnight, or else put it in the bottom of your sleeping bag before you get in.

4.Get parked up, your tent erected and then think about the rest. To go into town take the tram; anyone will direct you to the terminus.

5. Bleu Nord is one of the nearest but you still have a walk to the village and paddocks in the centre of the circuit.

6. Last time beer was about £6 a pint and you had to buy your souvenir glass. Pizza was about £15 a slice.Buy some croissants or a loaf and marmalade ("Oranges amer") in french. I would plan on eating in town if I was you.

I am sure that others who camp will give some pertinent advice. Have a great time though.


JayK12

1,247 posts

135 months

Saturday 30th June
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Thanks for your help, that's great!!

Is there any way to watch the world cup games there? I read at the 24h they had a large screen.

Thanks

lowdrag

9,211 posts

146 months

Saturday 30th June
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Any place worth of calling itself a bar will have the tele on. I don't think that the TV will be showing the football because the big screens are showing the racing.

Calza

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1,377 posts

48 months

Saturday 30th June
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Getting quite excited for this myself now!

Not camping but will spend the whole day Saturday there. Possibly Friday, will see how people feel.

I've never been to a Sunday service but it seems I'm in the area, any more details anywhere so I can see what it actually is?

lowdrag

9,211 posts

146 months

Sunday 1st July
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Just be thankful that the Classic wasn't this weekend!


Rick101

5,576 posts

83 months

Sunday 1st July
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Wow.

Yr.no still showing 28 for Sunday.

T3LLIOTT

262 posts

98 months

Monday 2nd July
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lowdrag said:
Any place worth of calling itself a bar will have the tele on. I don't think that the TV will be showing the football because the big screens are showing the racing.
According to the Le Mans Classic Facebook page, they're showing the football matches on the big screen

lowdrag

9,211 posts

146 months

Monday 2nd July
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Ah, but people might also like to watch the internet too:-


andy tims

4,763 posts

179 months

Monday 2nd July
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Been going to the 24 hours for years, but first time at the Classic for me this year.

Is there any radio commentary to help follow the racing in English?

If so, what frequency please?

Truckosaurus

6,541 posts

217 months

Monday 2nd July
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andy tims said:
Been going to the 24 hours for years, but first time at the Classic for me this year.

Is there any radio commentary to help follow the racing in English?

If so, what frequency please?
In the past there hasn't been, but they might broadcast the English tv commentary over the tannoy and you can normally pick that up on the radio (assuming they have an FM licence for longer than just the week of the 24hrs).

lowdrag

9,211 posts

146 months

Monday 2nd July
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No radio broadcast this year, not previously to my memory. Internet streaming of the races as I mentioned above, but that's all.

Halvis

2 posts

2 months

Monday 2nd July
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Just wondering if paddock tickets are usually available for sale at the event?