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Le Mans Classic 2018 Convoy

Le Mans Classic 2018 Convoy

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Miner49er

Original Poster:

269 posts

128 months

Tuesday 7th November
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Anyone interested in joining a group of cars for a convoy down to Le Mans Classic?

This will be happening Thursday 5th July 2018.

It’s still a long way off, but thought as tickets are now available, I’d start a thread. Timings at the moment are approximate, but will give you some idea of the most suitable crossings to book.

I’m planning various meeting points en-route to allow travellers from Calais, Dieppe, Le Havre and Caen to join. Meeting points will be a short drive inland and will be as follows:

60 minutes south of Calais 9:30am
45 minutes south of Dieppe 12:00pm
45 minutes south of Le Havre 1:45pm
45 minutes south of Caen 3:00pm (Lunch & Refuel)

Locations, routes, maps, sat nav files and timings will be issued via email.

The route will be on rural cross-country D roads taking in some lovely countryside and typical sleepy villages, arriving at the circuit around 5:45pm.

Whatever you’re driving, you’re more than welcome to join us - the pace will be reasonably quick, but I’ll slow the group down considerably in villages to ensure everyone stays together.

Any questions, either pm me or post them on this thread.

Potatoes

3,480 posts

93 months

Tuesday 7th November
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You're going to the Classic this year mate? Shame I'll miss the convoy as I'm going to the 24hr. Your 2016 Convoy was fantastic!

Hammond1073

68 posts

34 months

Wednesday 8th November
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Potatoes said:
You're going to the Classic this year mate? Shame I'll miss the convoy as I'm going to the 24hr. Your 2016 Convoy was fantastic!
Have you booked your trip yet mate??

Miner49er

Original Poster:

269 posts

128 months

Wednesday 8th November
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Potatoes said:
You're going to the Classic this year mate? Shame I'll miss the convoy as I'm going to the 24hr. Your 2016 Convoy was fantastic!
Thanks Potatoes! Yeah, date clashes meant I missed 2017 and can’t do 2018 either. I initially considered the Classic a compromise compared to the 24hr, but the more I hear and read about it, I’m actually thinking it’s going to be a great event in its own right.

Potatoes

3,480 posts

93 months

Wednesday 8th November
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Hammond1073 said:
Potatoes said:
You're going to the Classic this year mate? Shame I'll miss the convoy as I'm going to the 24hr. Your 2016 Convoy was fantastic!
Have you booked your trip yet mate??
Not yet dude, meeting the lads tomorrow to book smile

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Potatoes

3,480 posts

93 months

Wednesday 8th November
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Miner49er said:
Potatoes said:
You're going to the Classic this year mate? Shame I'll miss the convoy as I'm going to the 24hr. Your 2016 Convoy was fantastic!
Thanks Potatoes! Yeah, date clashes meant I missed 2017 and can’t do 2018 either. I initially considered the Classic a compromise compared to the 24hr, but the more I hear and read about it, I’m actually thinking it’s going to be a great event in its own right.
I've heard it's brilliant, I'd like to do it myself one day. Hey maybe we'll get to join your convoy next year, it was one of the many highlights of my 2016 Le Mans trip!

Hammond1073

68 posts

34 months

Wednesday 8th November
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Potatoes said:
Not yet dude, meeting the lads tomorrow to book smile
I'm considering whether to go on the early Thursday crossing and make a trip to Reims en route!!

Lord.Vader

1,173 posts

62 months

Thursday 9th November
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It’s my 30th next year and my friend has just cancelled his wedding that was this weekend (pregnancy!), so we are back on and planning to go.

Where is the best place to book, direct with Le Mans? Happy to splash out a bit as it’s my birthday and would like parking / not camping.

Something like this, 3 day privilege?

Anyone any experience? http://www.lemansclassic.com/language/en/1810-2/

Miner49er

Original Poster:

269 posts

128 months

Thursday 9th November
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Lord.Vader said:
It’s my 30th next year and my friend has just cancelled his wedding that was this weekend (pregnancy!), so we are back on and planning to go.

Where is the best place to book, direct with Le Mans? Happy to splash out a bit as it’s my birthday and would like parking / not camping.

Something like this, 3 day privilege?

Anyone any experience? http://www.lemansclassic.com/language/en/1810-2/
It’s a brave man that cancels his wedding for a trip to Le Mans! Completely justified though wink

Yep, we always book through the official site and you’ll find car parking in there too.

Miner49er

Original Poster:

269 posts

128 months

Thursday 9th November
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For those interested, the meeting up times in the OP are French local time, so when booking Channel crossings, allow for adjusting your clocks an hour forward.

Daxed

166 posts

118 months

Friday 10th November
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Tickets booked.

The website is an 'interesting' experience.

All I need now is a car.

TVR_Steve

2,458 posts

88 months

Friday 10th November
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I am interested in this! Is there a 'hotel' or Chateau near to the track that anyone could recommend please? I'd like to take my partner, camping is not something that she would entertain.

Miner49er

Original Poster:

269 posts

128 months

Friday 10th November
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Daxed said:
Tickets booked.

The website is an 'interesting' experience.

All I need now is a car.
Nice one! Yeah, it’s a bit tricky to navigate round, particularly if French isn’t your first language. You’ve loads of time to get the car sorted (famous last words).

Miner49er

Original Poster:

269 posts

128 months

Friday 10th November
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TVR_Steve said:
I am interested in this! Is there a 'hotel' or Chateau near to the track that anyone could recommend please? I'd like to take my partner, camping is not something that she would entertain.
Would be good to have you along. I’ve no personal experience of anything other than camping, but I’ve seen recommendations for this place http://www.chateau-de-chanteloup.com/en/

TVR_Steve

2,458 posts

88 months

Saturday 11th November
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Miner49er said:
Would be good to have you along. I’ve no personal experience of anything other than camping, but I’ve seen recommendations for this place http://www.chateau-de-chanteloup.com/en/
Thank you, I'll get booking and let you know.

K50 DEL

7,396 posts

151 months

Monday 13th November
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I'll already be in Europe, I'm doing a 3 week road trip in the 360 with 3 days at the Classic as my final stop.

Had planned on booking the PH camping and tickets as I'm a total LM virgin but would be interested in other options