classic Le Mans what are you driving?

classic Le Mans what are you driving?

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B'stard Child

15,140 posts

179 months

Tuesday 3rd July
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Nick M said:
Daxed said:
Maybe book the appointment for Wed/Thu, just in case.
:-D
rofl

blueST

3,033 posts

149 months

Tuesday 3rd July
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Miner49er said:
I’ll be in this, holding up a convoy of cars on Thursday…

You'll be star atttraction with the French. A friend took his to the 24hrs a few years ago and this was a continual stream of French people stood staring at it on the camp site the whole week. I saw one on camping Houx this year attracting similar attention. maybe there aren't many surviving in its homeland.

Tribi

22 posts

147 months

Tuesday 3rd July
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Should be a nice relaxing drive down with the 5.0 V8 idling at 1500 revs on the autoroute.

Truckosaurus

6,537 posts

217 months

Tuesday 3rd July
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blueST said:
... maybe there aren't many surviving in its homeland.
I suspect the GTi was much rarer in France back in the day than it was in the UK.

crosseyedlion

1,684 posts

131 months

Tuesday 3rd July
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Ill be driving down in this old bus (if I can get it fixed before thursday...)

Going down solo, landing in Calais VERY early on Thursday morning, looking for a convoy to join...[url]

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wilsonf1

94 posts

143 months

Tuesday 3rd July
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Harveybw

48 posts

27 months

Tuesday 3rd July
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johnzo said:
That photo has a Brynamman Black Mountain Road look about it. Am I correct, or am I correct?
Nearly.....A470 just last Pen-Y-Fan toward Brecon. Good eye for gods country though!

Harveybw

48 posts

27 months

Tuesday 3rd July
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SWGT3 said:
Meeting this convoy in this. Need to work a bit harder before it’s an RS though Harv wink


Ben must be talking you up then mate!....can’t wait to see it in the flesh.

DougieMc

1,783 posts

154 months

Wednesday 4th July
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DougieMc said:
Also cant decide
Currently Weather dependent as both are behaving themselves



So Speedster has won as Weather looking awesome
See ya all down there we on 7.50 Tunnel in the morning

nick lewis

37 posts

153 months

Wednesday 4th July
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DougieMc said:
So Speedster has won as Weather looking awesome
See ya all down there we on 7.50 Tunnel in the morning
That's early we are on 9.00am train, have fun

B'stard Child

15,140 posts

179 months

Wednesday 4th July
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And the Lotus didn’t miss a beat and I’m now at Le Mans

Ranger 6

5,890 posts

182 months

Thursday 5th July
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I think we might upset some people..... biglaugh


BenLowden

1,187 posts

110 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Thursday 5th July
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Finally managed to get a car yesterday! Guilia Veloce, not quite a classic but should be suitably wafty for our journey down today.

AlvinSultana

249 posts

82 months

Thursday 5th July
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BenLowden said:


Finally managed to get a car yesterday! Guilia Veloce, not quite a classic but should be suitably wafty for our journey down today.
Not sure about the colour.


B'stard Child

15,140 posts

179 months

Friday 6th July
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Geo22 said:
Well mine is mostly working, still has a whine in the transmission or torque converter but should be ok.... ahem.
She's all clean and stickered up, not sure its the done thing at the Classic but who cares.
The light had gone by the time i finished the stickers but I got a good one after the wash.

Just missed you at the Friday service - you were leaving as I arrived - Mustang looked great stickered up

Geo22

137 posts

99 months

Friday 6th July
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B'stard Child said:
Geo22 said:
Well mine is mostly working, still has a whine in the transmission or torque converter but should be ok.... ahem.
She's all clean and stickered up, not sure its the done thing at the Classic but who cares.
The light had gone by the time i finished the stickers but I got a good one after the wash.

Just missed you at the Friday service - you were leaving as I arrived - Mustang looked great stickered up
Ah man shame! It was a really good today hope you enjoyed it.

B'stard Child

15,140 posts

179 months

Saturday 7th July
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I did enjoy it - was a nice chilled atmosphere - we were late arriving because we had been watching the group C cars at Arnarge - I do hope they become a regular feature - hairs on the back of my neck listeneing to some of them

allegerita

133 posts

130 months

Tuesday 10th July
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Half way. We made it back in one piece. Many thumbs up on our way, which helped a lot to doing the Vmax 55 mph roundtrip. Thanks for that!

Geo22

137 posts

99 months

Tuesday 10th July
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What a fantastic weekend. We made it back in one piece, mostly...
960ish miles in the end with no major problems. Lost the oil cap somewhere along the way but didn't seem to make a difference. Also had a rear tyre deform so the tread was like a wave side to side across the tyre! Never seen this before and produced some massive vibrations, popped the spare on and all was good.



spanky3

152 posts

74 months

Tuesday 10th July
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Agreed. a good, if very hot weekend in the end. 5pm on Thursday we got a text telling us the Le Havre ferry was cancelled - cue panic - but got lucky with spaces on the Caen boat. I say lucky; we lost our cabins and gained some cinema seats in a room full of farts and snoring with the world's squeakiest door but at least we got there.

Notably busier than last the last three Classics. I guess partly weather and partly the event gaining mass.