Le Mans Classic 2018 Convoy

Le Mans Classic 2018 Convoy

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RickRob

71 posts

48 months

Sunday 3rd December 2017
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Hi

My mate has confirmed so we're on for the Le Mans Classic 2018

I am planning to get the 06:50 Eurotunnel which arrives at 08:25 France time with a view to meeting up with you 60 mins outside of Calais.

We will be in my BMW Z4M Roadster (hopefully with the roof down!)

My email address is: Rick.robinson@btopenworld.com.

Can't wait!

Rick

Edited by RickRob on Monday 4th December 05:49

Miner49er

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345 posts

140 months

Monday 4th December 2017
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RickRob said:
I am planning to get the 06:50 Eurotunnel which arrives at 08:25 France time with a view to meeting up with you 60 mins outside of Calais.

We will be in my BMW Z4M Roadster (hopefully with the roof down!)
That’s great - there’s a few of us already booked on that crossing too, so we might cross paths before the meeting point.

Don’t forget the sun-cream!

Geo22

140 posts

101 months

Wednesday 6th December 2017
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Hi All, this sounds like fun but unless I'm a bit confused it will take 8 hours to get from the first meeting point to arrival or am I missing something?

Miner49er

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345 posts

140 months

Wednesday 6th December 2017
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Geo22 said:
Hi All, this sounds like fun but unless I'm a bit confused it will take 8 hours to get from the first meeting point to arrival or am I missing something?
Yeah, that’s about right. The aim isn’t to get to the circuit as quickly as possible, but to have an enjoyable drive down using some of rural France’s great roads. The route allows for breaks at meeting points, time for refuelling and a mid-afternoon lunch break.

Covering 250 miles, the stints from meeting points will be approximately, 2hrs, 1.5hrs, 1hr and 2hrs.

None of it will be on autoroutes.

Bebee

4,263 posts

160 months

Wednesday 6th December 2017
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I did 2006 in my van but not done the classic yet, I'm in, please send details when ready. Plenty of time to decide on Van or Lotus.
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Lord.Vader

1,670 posts

74 months

Wednesday 6th December 2017
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Hello Miner,

As I said, we will be on the P’mouth - Le Havre, I haven’t spoken to 1st tickets yet (post booking) so will ask for a crossing that allows me to meet the group in Limiseux (in good time).

I shall email / PM you now; subject Le Mans Classic.

First proper road trip in this car too.

Miner49er

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345 posts

140 months

Thursday 7th December 2017
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Bebee said:
I did 2006 in my van but not done the classic yet, I'm in, please send details when ready. Plenty of time to decide on Van or Lotus.
I'll vote for the Green (& Yellow) Party... wink

Miner49er

Original Poster:

345 posts

140 months

Thursday 7th December 2017
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Lord.Vader said:
Hello Miner,

As I said, we will be on the P’mouth - Le Havre, I haven’t spoken to 1st tickets yet (post booking) so will ask for a crossing that allows me to meet the group in Limiseux (in good time).

I shall email / PM you now; subject Le Mans Classic.

First proper road trip in this car too.
Email received thanks.

Same here - the car I'm bringing hasn't been used since 2011 - My kids are having bets that it won't even make it to the Tunnel.

eastsider

1,048 posts

158 months

Thursday 7th December 2017
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I could well be up for this, possibly with a few in my group.

Miner49er

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345 posts

140 months

Thursday 7th December 2017
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eastsider said:
I could well be up for this, possibly with a few in my group.
That's fine - just keep an eye on this thread and let me know if you decide to join us.

Miner49er

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345 posts

140 months

Wednesday 17th January
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Thought I'd just give the thread a bump onto the first page with a quick reminder to those planning on using the Eurotunnel; you can use a 'popular' supermarket’s Clubcard vouchers at a rate of 3 times their value.

Lord.Vader

1,670 posts

74 months

Wednesday 17th January
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Quick update from me, the ferry I wanted to use was full, now on the Portsmouth-Caen and Vice Versa crossing on the 04/07/2018, I assume its a night ferry so will arrive in Caen 05/07/2018, I guess around 08:00 / 09:00 local!

Cant wait smile

Poshbury

406 posts

54 months

Thursday 18th January
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Lord.Vader said:
Quick update from me, the ferry I wanted to use was full, now on the Portsmouth-Caen and Vice Versa crossing on the 04/07/2018, I assume its a night ferry so will arrive in Caen 05/07/2018, I guess around 08:00 / 09:00 local!

Cant wait smile
There are two ferries on that date from Pompey to Caen.
The 08:15 daytime sailing which arrives at 15:00 and the 22:00 overnight which arrives in Caen at 06:45 local French time.
You will probably get off the boat around 07:00.
Hope that helps.

eastsider

1,048 posts

158 months

Friday 19th January
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Update from me, we are into detailed trip planning for our group and interest in this is high. We are likely to be 4/5 cars, 7 people

996 C4S
VW Scirocco
Tesla/TVR (TBC)
Jag XK
Aston V8 Vantage

All Calais except the Jag possibly from Caen.

smile

RickRob

71 posts

48 months

Friday 19th January
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eastsider said:
Update from me, we are into detailed trip planning for our group and interest in this is high. We are likely to be 4/5 cars, 7 people

996 C4S
VW Scirocco
Tesla/TVR (TBC)
Jag XK
Aston V8 Vantage

All Calais except the Jag possibly from Caen.

smile
Sorry to go off topic, but do Teslas now have the range to do such a trip?

eastsider

1,048 posts

158 months

Tuesday 23rd January
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RickRob said:
Sorry to go off topic, but do Teslas now have the range to do such a trip?
The Tesla has joined our group the last two years for the main race, constrained to autoroutes for superchargers but otherwise fine. Its impressive that it can do Wales - Le Mans with probably only a couple of hours extra on the journey time vs Internal Combustion.

I think if he joins this convoy he'd have to bring the TVR though!

delta0

1,084 posts

41 months

Tuesday 23rd January
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A Tesla should be able to get there from Calais with a full charge. It would need some juice before it sets off back though. I don’t know what the range is like if you welly it a lot on the way down. I imagine you might have to be a bit more careful.

Miner49er

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345 posts

140 months

Tuesday 23rd January
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Total distance from Calais to Le Mans is 300 miles.

The initial 60 miles to the first meeting point is Autoroute and the services we’re meeting at have a bank of Tesla Superchargers. The remaining 240 miles are cross-country.

The next opportunity to charge will be 160 miles later at our lunch-stop in Falaise. I think it unlikely that there’ll be a charging facility here and from a quick Google search, the nearest Tesla Supercharger is 25 miles north in Caen. I’m planning on a 45 minute lunch-stop, before we hit the road again.

The remaining 80 miles to Le Mans are cross-country.

It sounds like it might be doable in the Tesla, but the TVR surely has to be the car of choice!

Lord.Vader

1,670 posts

74 months

Tuesday 20th February
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Is anyone else travelling with their wife / girlfriend?

We were discussing it last week and she is rather worried as to whether there are separate shower blocks or it’s all just shared?

We have never been camping ...

Staying at the PH / AMOC / TVR campsite ...

Miner49er

Original Poster:

345 posts

140 months

Tuesday 20th February
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Lord.Vader said:
Is anyone else travelling with their wife / girlfriend?

We were discussing it last week and she is rather worried as to whether there are separate shower blocks or it’s all just shared?

We have never been camping ...

Staying at the PH / AMOC / TVR campsite ...
Not sure about the Classic, but the facilities at the main 24hr event are separate and the women’s blocks always cleaner due to fewer users.

I’d expect the shower blocks on the PH site to be separate, of a high standard and maintained frequently.

Hopefully someone who knows for sure can better advise...