Your most Mad Le Mans Memories?

Your most Mad Le Mans Memories?

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TransverseTight

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745 posts

74 months

Friday 11th May
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I'll start with some of mine...
Taking turns to walk through the fire embers when drunk as you can't feel it (but you can the next day)
Running nearly naked round garage Vert with nothing but a thong made of gaffer tape, and bog roll.
Repeating the next night without the gaffer tape and bog roll.
Falling asleep in the rain with just my legs in the tent.
Being woken up at 2am, me absolutely incapacitated and being expected to help patch a gazebo that had collapsed under the weight of the rain.
Motors TV doing an interview of our fancy dress Christmas theme site, and missing the theme, they thought Jesus was a caveman, wiseman (me) was the pope, and angel Gabirel was a drag queen. The best bit though was the interviewer saying "don't swear" coming across the drawbridge, tripping on the peg that hold it up and going "F**K"
Singing the national anthem tune under the tunnels, but dressed as pirates and replacing all the words with "Arrrrrr"

couzens

296 posts

71 months

Friday 11th May
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French gypsies driving a transit towards a crowd at mad Friday a few years back is probably the most mad thing I've seen there.
I don't think they took too kindly to the crowd gaining entry to their caravan they were towing. hehe

ellroy

5,141 posts

154 months

Friday 11th May
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Someone possibly shut the airport with a remote control blimp, it was mentioned on radio LM, I possibly know who was involved.

Great Dane

2,173 posts

95 months

Friday 11th May
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My first LM in 2008.... we were camping on the verge outside the Expo camp - now impossible with steel bars on the verge.... a man comes walking along... says hello... blood is running down one of his arms.... we all jump up with kitchen rolls towels etc.... turns out he had jumped over one the wire fences next to the motorway and he was ripped in the process.... his son walking next to him hadn't noticed...

alfie2244

6,421 posts

117 months

Friday 11th May
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Seeing the world's fattest lady topless eek

Getting in the boxing booth ring egged on by my mates punch

Sir John Egan's giving me his access all areas passes

oh and the Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-9 cloud9
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DMN

2,341 posts

68 months

Monday 14th May
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The French lads who where caught stealing from peoples tents on Blue Nord. Retribution was taken on their car, which ended up on its side, windows smashed and cover in graffiti.

ukcobra

184 posts

167 months

Monday 14th May
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DMN said:
The French lads who where caught stealing from peoples tents on Blue Nord. Retribution was taken on their car, which ended up on its side, windows smashed and cover in graffiti.
Yes, remember it well. Hope the car was theirs and not borrowed from an innocent party !

JT3K

133 posts

59 months

Monday 14th May
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Karting when it was so wet, the water came up the inside of my shorts, up the inside of my shirt and filled my helmet so I couldn't breathe.

The Deltawing cutting out just opposite where we were sat and the poor bd trying to get it going again for hours.

A campervan of Dutch guys circling Maison Blanche with their entertainment system (incl TVs) streaming hardcore porn, loudly.

The year some crazy Polish guys arrived with nothing but a trailer of wood and some power tools. By the time I'd come back from a walk they'd built their own grandstand on MB.

That group that literally made a kitchen/dining room and then built a white picket fence and gravel path out of their camp.

Someone (not that I'm confirming or denying knowing anything about it) bringing an electrician who may or may not have spliced in to the live junction box at the toilets and run 75m of cable back to camp.

That year I built a 3,500w club-spec sound system that you could hear from the circuit...from the bottom corner of Houx Annexe.

Printertosh

461 posts

97 months

Monday 14th May
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Houx Annexe Campsite 2007:
naked people waving at everyone driving by from middle of roundabout after walking there naked
with buckets full of gas exploding and clearing the top of the lamp posts on roundabout
while a man on a sofa with a lampshade drove round campsite
closely followed by a scaled replica of an etype drifting round every bend on the campsite
while avoiding 8 foot high pyramids of beer bottles

That was an interesting year laugh

I don't think Houx Annexe was ever the same after the football stadium was built frown

davidd

5,770 posts

213 months

Monday 14th May
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In the olden days then they still had strippers and the freak show. There was an exhibit which was supposed to be a woman who only had a head. We tried to get under her table to find out what else of her existed..

I seem to recall we had to run away a lot wink

crispian22

623 posts

121 months

Monday 14th May
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Around 30 of us rocked up in Tvr's, wearing full Arab outfits,some of us nearly got stabbed on the ferry on the way over by an irate bunch of jonny foreigners who took offence at our costumes.

We attended the drivers parade on the Friday evening, propped up most of the bars in the town,for some time, still dressed as Arabs.

Little did we know how seriously religion is taken there.....

We had to have a police escort onto the train back to camp after a very large and very angry group of religious nuts had surrounded us wanting their pound of flesh from us for apparently insulting their beliefs.

Bloodnok67

461 posts

213 months

Monday 14th May
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A couple of memories: '94 when we got to the inside of the track just after Tertre rouge at the beginning of the Hunaudiares where one of our party thought it'd be great to get some photos of the drivers at dusk, using his large flash... we were on the grass verge right by the track.. it didn't take long until the marshalls and firemen were chasing us off because the drivers were complaining of being blinded as they got onto the straight..
One mad Friday (95, 96) our neighbours returned to Houx with a telegraph pole strapped to the roof of their Landy, which was then placed over a fire and we took it in turns to walk the plank..

chasingracecars

1,218 posts

26 months

Monday 14th May
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When we were still allowed in the paddock and there were bars inside. (Not the diner thing they have now.) I was sat there and shortly after the race Johnny Herbert walked past, offered him a beer to which he accepted and sat down with us for 20mins!

Cass63

55 posts

48 months

Tuesday 15th May
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We just finished setting tents in bsj next to a big Winnebago when tiff needell pulled up, him and a camera crew were doing a documentary on lord drason and his race team, over the weekend we had a few beers with him and got a bit of info on the team. Not really a mad experience but nice to chat to a Le Mans driver..

Tyre Smoke

10,381 posts

190 months

Tuesday 15th May
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2005 mad Friday, someone ragging a non descript Ford around Houx Annexe roundabout until it went bang. Calmly got out and said 'thanks Hertz, it was fun whilst it lasted'

2005 mad Friday evening, accidentally knocking a Hawiian Tropic girl over the head with a barstool trying to manoeuvre a busy bar. Hardly mad, but thought I would be lynched.

2007, Bomber Denton getting maced by a Gendarme for not seeing it as reasonable that cars wouldn't be allowed to drift around the roundabout at Houx Annexe.

Then there's the meets over the years at Arnage and the subsequent burnouts afterwards, the madness outside the Chinese on the Mulsanne - particularly the year the 'car wash' turned up. Shame all that has descended into stag parties squirting piss into drop tops and tts trying to get 4x4 to do a burnout....

LeoZwalf

2,775 posts

159 months

Tuesday 15th May
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaUAyKEsE58

The good old days smile

Having said that, a couple of years ago we cycled the ENTIRE lap on the Friday evening. Unsure how but we just went through an open gate and were able to go along the start/finish straight, under the Dunlop bridge, past Tertre Rouge, out onto public road... it started raining, one of the (ancient) bikes shed its chain, after fixing that in the rain we just kept going all the way back around to the pits. An incredible experience, thankfully we were able to stop and take some photos along the way too.

LeoZwalf

2,775 posts

159 months

Tuesday 15th May
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Found the photo. Wonderful memory :-)

Tyre Smoke

10,381 posts

190 months

Tuesday 15th May
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Feel sorry for the poor sod with no bike. must have been hard work keeping up.

LeoZwalf

2,775 posts

159 months

Tuesday 15th May
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Also this one along the pit straight

LeoZwalf

2,775 posts

159 months

Tuesday 15th May
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Tyre Smoke said:
Feel sorry for the poor sod with no bike. must have been hard work keeping up.
Hah! the boy done good. Used his bike to hold the camera though I'll admit it does look like he ran alongside!