Le Mans Classic 2018 Convoy

Le Mans Classic 2018 Convoy

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johnzo

521 posts

201 months

Wednesday 16th May
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We've are crossing Thursday morning, but getting to the south Le Havre meeting point could be on, need to check the time of crossing and miles to rendezvous. Please add me to list of possibles. TVR Griffith. Johnzo and Rodger.

Miner49er

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342 posts

139 months

Thursday 17th May
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johnzo said:
We've are crossing Thursday morning, but getting to the south Le Havre meeting point could be on, need to check the time of crossing and miles to rendezvous. Please add me to list of possibles. TVR Griffith. Johnzo and Rodger.
We’re meeting in Lisieux at 1:45pm, which is around 45 minutes/35 miles south of Le Havre.

Miner49er

Original Poster:

342 posts

139 months

Monday 21st May
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Hi All,

Thanks for the contact details – I have everyone’s now, except the PH Team, D4NSO and Johnzo.

We’ve 11 cars confirmed at the moment…

MEETING POINT 1 - 9:30am (for Calais crossings):
Miner49er - 205 GTI-6
Daxed - 205 GTI-6S
RickRob - Z4M Roadster
eastsider - 996 C4S, Scirocco, V8 Vantage, XK8, P100D
Bollinger911 - Aston or 911
GG33 – 991.2 GTS Cab

MEETING POINT 2 – 11:45am (for Dieppe crossings):

MEETING POINT 3 – 1:45pm (for Le Havre crossings):

MEETING POINT 4 – 2:45pm (for Caen crossings):
Lord.Vader - V8 Vantage

MAYBES TBC:
BenLowden, Jack Mansfield, Matt Bird, Dafydd Wood – TBC, TBC
D4NSO - BMW 2002, Ford 100e, Porsche 924, TBC
Johnzo - Griffith

theredmini

23 posts

95 months

Tuesday 22nd May
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Just come across this thread, is it too late for us to tag along?

We have four of us heading down in one car on the 07:20 Eurotunnel crossing on Thu 5th July, which means we should arrive at Calais around 08:55 local time. I guess that would make it difficult to make the 1st meeting point 60 mins from Calais for 09:30, unless we really pressed on! I guess we could barge on down the boring A-roads for a bit and catch you up for one of the later stops. Where would be a good place to catch you? Looks like the second & third stops might be off the menu now, but if there's a convenient point along the way that we could join, then it'd be nice to join some likeminded folk on some nice D-roads rather than plodding down the dull A-roads.

Miner49er

Original Poster:

342 posts

139 months

Tuesday 22nd May
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theredmini said:
Just come across this thread, is it too late for us to tag along?

We have four of us heading down in one car on the 07:20 Eurotunnel crossing on Thu 5th July, which means we should arrive at Calais around 08:55 local time. I guess that would make it difficult to make the 1st meeting point 60 mins from Calais for 09:30, unless we really pressed on! I guess we could barge on down the boring A-roads for a bit and catch you up for one of the later stops. Where would be a good place to catch you? Looks like the second & third stops might be off the menu now, but if there's a convenient point along the way that we could join, then it'd be nice to join some likeminded folk on some nice D-roads rather than plodding down the dull A-roads.
Nope, not too late.

Although I’ve planned a meeting time of 9:30am, we’ll not be setting off until 10:00am as there always seems to be at least one car running late!

So, you could probably make the first meeting point, although allowing for refuelling, catching a bite to eat and a having loo break might mean it’s a little bit frantic.

You could comfortably meet us at the second meeting point though. We’ll be there around 11:45am and will likely stop anyway to stretch our legs. Using the autoroutes from the Eurotunnel, the second meeting point is just over 2 hours away.

If you decide you’d like to join us, let me know and I’ll add you to the list.
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theredmini

23 posts

95 months

Thursday 31st May
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Thanks :-) Could you add me to the list please?

I think what we'll do then is try to get to the Eurotunnel early and chance our luck at getting on a slightly earlier crossing. If not, we'll get to the first meeting point as quickly as we can, but if it's not looking like we'll get there for 10am, or if we miss you, we'll head on down to the 2nd meeting point. Sound ok?


Miner49er

Original Poster:

342 posts

139 months

Thursday 31st May
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theredmini said:
Thanks :-) Could you add me to the list please?

I think what we'll do then is try to get to the Eurotunnel early and chance our luck at getting on a slightly earlier crossing. If not, we'll get to the first meeting point as quickly as we can, but if it's not looking like we'll get there for 10am, or if we miss you, we'll head on down to the 2nd meeting point. Sound ok?
Hi, yes that's all fine.

Send me a PM with your contact details and I'll add you to the list.

Miner49er

Original Poster:

342 posts

139 months

Tuesday 5th June
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Hi all, route is just about complete, so will be sending it out by the end of next week.

Also, just a heads-up that the PH Friday Service is also live on the calendar now, so get yourselves signed up.

Miner49er

Original Poster:

342 posts

139 months

Wednesday 6th June
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theredmini added…

MEETING POINT 1 - 9:30am (for Calais crossings):
Miner49er - 205 GTI-6
Daxed - 205 GTI-6S
RickRob - Z4M Roadster
eastsider - 996 C4S, Scirocco, V8 Vantage, XK8, P100D
Bollinger911 - Aston or 911
GG33 – 991.2 GTS Cab

MEETING POINT 2 – 11:45am (for Dieppe crossings):
theredmini – RS4 B8

MEETING POINT 3 – 1:45pm (for Le Havre crossings):

MEETING POINT 4 – 2:45pm (for Caen crossings):
Lord.Vader - V8 Vantage

Miner49er

Original Poster:

342 posts

139 months

Thursday 14th June
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Hi, you should all now be in receipt of the route - please let me know if you've not received it.

eastsider

1,048 posts

157 months

Thursday 14th June
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Received ok, thanks!

Looks really good.

Only small prob I've encountered is the 5th /final section is too large to import into google maps.

Miner49er

Original Poster:

342 posts

139 months

Thursday 14th June
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eastsider said:
Received ok, thanks!

Looks really good.

Only small prob I've encountered is the 5th /final section is too large to import into google maps.
Hmmm, not sure why that's not working. I've sent you an email with a new link. If it works for you, I'll forward to everyone else. Thanks for letting me know.

Daxed

184 posts

129 months

Friday 15th June
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Route 5 loads into Google maps fine for me.
Thanks for all the hard work that has obviously been put into these routes Miner.

RickRob

71 posts

47 months

Friday 15th June
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I cannot comment on the maps yet as I have the opportunity this weekend to teach myself how to load a route into my TomTom. To date it's only had postcodes and cities typed into it!

I echo the above and offer my thanks to Miner for getting this all together.

Not long now!!

Miner49er

Original Poster:

342 posts

139 months

Tuesday 19th June
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Sorry folks - hold fire on transferring the route files to your devices... I'm tweaking them.

New files will be sent out soon.

Miner49er

Original Poster:

342 posts

139 months

Thursday 21st June
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All files resent. Any problems, just let me know.

Only 2 weeks to go now!

Lord.Vader

1,619 posts

73 months

Thursday 21st June
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Just like to sa in advance thanks for all the planning, guidelines etc, having never done anything let this before, good man.

theredmini

23 posts

95 months

Friday 22nd June
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I got the latest map files yesterday. Huge thanks to Miner49er for putting it all together, it's a really comprehensive bunch of info - much appreciated! Looking forward to it already!

Now I have about 2 weeks to dig out my insurance certificate and V5 before we head off!

Daxed

184 posts

129 months

Monday 25th June
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4 pairs of shorts? Don't think I own four pairs.

Can I wear 1 pair 4 times?

Will this infringe the Classic dress code?

Miner49er

Original Poster:

342 posts

139 months

Monday 25th June
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Daxed said:
4 pairs of shorts? Don't think I own four pairs.

Can I wear 1 pair 4 times?

Will this infringe the Classic dress code?
I don’t see why not - it’s only 5 days camping in 30 degree heat.

Oh, and I’ve just thought of something else to add to the list… Febreze.

As far as dress code goes, as long as you’re not wearing the team kit of whoever knocks France out the World Cup, I think they’ll just turn a blind nose.