Le Mans Classic 2018

Le Mans Classic 2018

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lowdrag

9,104 posts

144 months

Monday 2nd July
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Not a prayer now. All sold out some time ago, unless, as we do, we swap amongst ourselves. Mind you, there are always people trying to sell tickets here and there. Just be careful.

Paul-427

11 posts

17 months

Tuesday 3rd July
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AND, if you can get a paddock pass, there is a dress code which, if not followed, will result in not being allowed in!!

Apparently it is smart casual with gentlemen being recommended to wear a shirt and tie !

Truckosaurus

6,461 posts

215 months

Tuesday 3rd July
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Paul-427 said:
AND, if you can get a paddock pass, there is a dress code which, if not followed, will result in not being allowed in!!

Apparently it is smart casual with gentlemen being recommended to wear a shirt and tie !
Artists impression from the official site of dress code suggestion:



They use the term 'sports chic' which just reminds me of:



Alex

9,348 posts

215 months

Tuesday 3rd July
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I hope there's going to be a big screen in the PH marquee showing the England game!

stemll

2,018 posts

131 months

Tuesday 3rd July
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Paul-427 said:
AND, if you can get a paddock pass, there is a dress code which, if not followed, will result in not being allowed in!!

Apparently it is smart casual with gentlemen being recommended to wear a shirt and tie !
Well, according to lowdrag who is local and a regular, "The dress code is observed in the breach". If you're not up on your Hamlet, that means it's generally ignored.
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Paul-427

11 posts

17 months

Wednesday 4th July
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Stemll, you and Lowdrag may be right. All I did was repeat the directions stated by the organisers.

Frankly, I feel trying the make the Le Mans Classic into a French Goodwood Revival is a bit OTT but, as I do not have a paddock pass, I am unconcerned.

And, the only Hamlet I know is the small cigar lol

Truckosaurus

6,461 posts

215 months

Wednesday 4th July
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Paul-427 said:
... as I do not have a paddock pass...
That's the best bit of the event!

croydon

128 posts

176 months

Wednesday 4th July
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Alex said:
I hope there's going to be a big screen in the PH marquee showing the England game!
And miss....

15:27-15:42 – Little Big Mans
16:16-16:59 – Grid 1 (race 1)
17:55-18:38 – Grid 2 (race 1)

A big screen anywhere on circuit would be nice.

benjiegsi

185 posts

97 months

Wednesday 4th July
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Hi, I had originally booked to go to LM Classic with my better half and parents, however at very last minute have had to cancel. I’m still keen to go so if anyone is going on there own/would be happy for me to jump in with them please PM me. Obviously happy to share costs etc.
Thanks
Ben

Geo22

132 posts

97 months

Wednesday 4th July
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Anyone on the 9am Ferry from Newhaven tomorrow?

RL17

500 posts

24 months

Wednesday 4th July
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Friday might be a be cooler but the official dress code and 30 degree heat don't really go - thought they were trying to discourage vests flip flops trainers and sports shorts etc

Car's still stickered up from main event

RL17

500 posts

24 months

Wednesday 4th July
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Rick101

5,505 posts

81 months

Thursday 5th July
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Arrived about 10am this morning. Public camping on Epinettes. Good run down, didn't spot any Gendarmes, just the usual fixed cameras. Quite a few lane closures due to vegetation works.
A bit slow getting into the site. Keen young lassie having a good check for fireworks, multiple gas bottles and bolt croppers. Good on her.
I checked the alcohol situation and she confirmed bottles/glass was okay on the campsite but also said not too much per person.
Came back with a few crates for myself and had no problem. Probably helped I bought them all chocolate flapjacks.

Epinettes still nice and empty, sun is shining and I'm trying to empty the Coolbox.

First time at Classic. Is there anything to do on the Thu or do I just sit here all afternoon rehydrating myself?

chunder27

782 posts

139 months

Thursday 5th July
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I am sadly not looking forward as much as I should be to this trip. because of the insane temperatures predicted. They reckon 32 both days, and that is just too hot for me.

Am hopeful there are some shady areas to watch from.

Am getting there with me Dad tomorrow afternoon, in the yellow area, so hopefully find some folk to natter to. First timers too!

wsn03

340 posts

32 months

Thursday 5th July
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chunder27 said:
I am sadly not looking forward as much as I should be to this trip. because of the insane temperatures predicted. They reckon 32 both days, and that is just too hot for me.

Am hopeful there are some shady areas to watch from.

Am getting there with me Dad tomorrow afternoon, in the yellow area, so hopefully find some folk to natter to. First timers too!
If you want shade watch from Hotel Arbor...its a terrific spot and has walking access to a chicane too. There's a 15 euro entry but you get a drink and a baguette for that thrown in.

Glad im not there myself but only because of the heat.

PorscheRS

15 posts

40 months

Thursday 5th July
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Hi, we're staying in the centre of town and are wondering if the trams will be running through the night on the Friday and Saturday like at the 24hr?
Cheers!

Ranger 6

5,813 posts

180 months

Thursday 5th July
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Currently having a drink in the square and haven’t seen any info on that.

AlvinSultana

249 posts

80 months

Thursday 5th July
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Geo22 said:
Anyone on the 9am Ferry from Newhaven tomorrow?
We are on that ferry - dark blue GT3.

Not stickered cos we is well incognito. Init.

Ranger 6

5,813 posts

180 months

Saturday 7th July
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PorscheRS said:
Hi, we're staying in the centre of town and are wondering if the trams will be running through the night on the Friday and Saturday like at the 24hr?
Cheers!
No - we’re on the last one at 00:37 from Antares into town.

PGNSagaris

1,883 posts

97 months

Sunday 8th July
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Paul-427 said:
AND, if you can get a paddock pass, there is a dress code which, if not followed, will result in not being allowed in!!

Apparently it is smart casual with gentlemen being recommended to wear a shirt and tie !
Whilst there might be an attempt to ask for some form of dress code in the paddocks, I’d say less than 1% observe it. And it would be impossible to enforce anyway.