Your most Mad Le Mans Memories?

Your most Mad Le Mans Memories?

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otisdog

64 posts

42 months

Wednesday 16th May
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1971 - It had rained all night, my parents and brother slept in the 2002 we had picked up at the factory a week earlier. Walking through the esses, a guy was shagging a chick in the mud, in the rain. His two helpful friends were holding an unfolded newspaper so that his ass didn't get wet.
That year was the longest distance covered until a few years ago.

JT3K

205 posts

63 months

Wednesday 16th May
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Now you mention it, there was the year we got on to the circuit after the race to get a shot of some of the cars lined up along the Porsche Curves.

Integra99

14 posts

4 months

Wednesday 16th May
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Back in 2007... rained all race practically .. wet through standing just above the hospitality tents with a few hours to go.. I'd had enough as had many and noticed the security had given up on the access to the hospitality tents.. in the hope of a chair and some shelter to finish the lonely couple of beers between us we bolted down the steps and through a corner of a tent where the party had clearly finished! Ah waterproofs off.. lets sit here! But whats this.. uncorked wine bottles and stuff left everywhere.. surley no one would notice a glass or two.. well 2 hours later we were spannered!

We then walked back to the pits.. bold as brass through the gates.. up the steps and straight into Alan Mcnish with the winning Audi Trophy.. we congratulated him and tried our best to pretend we were sober..

Loads more stories.... we stay off site now and still managed to miss the start as invited into a french Bar lockin.. it was worth it!


lowdrag

9,219 posts

146 months

Wednesday 16th 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.
Except that the car was stolen too and wasn't theirs yikes Bet the owner was happy. But the p1keys who were caught stealing behind Jeannine's bar was serious fun. They were quite severely knocked about, as you might expect, and complained to the police when they arrived that they had been assaulted. The police (friends of mine) noted that "they had fallen over on the tarmac while trying to escape".


Edited by lowdrag on Wednesday 16th May 12:14

lowdrag

9,219 posts

146 months

Wednesday 16th May
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alfie2244 said:
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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lowdrag

9,219 posts

146 months

Wednesday 16th May
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How to watch Le Mans without tickets - 1989


eastsider

1,048 posts

156 months

Wednesday 16th May
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Some great memories here not just the usual predictable stories (socks etc) thumbup

lowdrag

9,219 posts

146 months

Wednesday 16th May
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And for non-Porsche people:-



The Mulsanne pits, 15 mins from the end.

MCSV8

705 posts

196 months

Wednesday 16th May
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The main road in Houx campsite became a two lane dragstrip on Sunday evenings in the early 90's. I remember a brand new XJR with 4 lads in it (obviously borrowed from Dad for the weekend) veering off course and over a few small tents and into a tree. Thankfully nobody hurt but the car was wrecked.

Another time a Rover SDI Vitesse did something similar, and was seen on the autoroute on Monday crawling along with a smashed front wing and the front wheels at strange angles.

chasingracecars

1,340 posts

30 months

Wednesday 16th May
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MCSV8 said:
The main road in Houx campsite became a two lane dragstrip on Sunday evenings in the early 90's. I remember a brand new XJR with 4 lads in it (obviously borrowed from Dad for the weekend) veering off course and over a few small tents and into a tree. Thankfully nobody hurt but the car was wrecked.

Another time a Rover SDI Vitesse did something similar, and was seen on the autoroute on Monday crawling along with a smashed front wing and the front wheels at strange angles.
XJR was 1998 IIRC, also a Range Rover slammed into a 2CV outside the entrance too. 2CV was turning left into the Houx/Houx Annexe entrance and Range Rover apparently didn't see it at over 50mph

PW555

65 posts

17 months

Wednesday 16th May
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On HA with a couple of empty pitches alongside before the next occupied one, couple of our group decide, for some drunken bizarre reason, to see who can do the most forward rolls in the gap between, both start with mighty competitive vigour and both promptly crash through the side of the large event tent where a huge Danish contingent where eating their communal dinner - Table, Chairs, Beer, Food EVERYWHERE! They took it rather well though!

As mentioned before, French thieving slime-balls on BN getting some REAL Social Justice from campers and the local police, shame the car that was trashed turned out to be nicked too!

My eldest son, early twenties at the time, hadn't washed all week, had worn the same clothes as well, including boxers! Looked like fking Shaggy from Scooby Doo...Goes down to drivers parade and pulls the cutest, sexiest 18 year old French girl, brings her back and bangs her in our caravan! He ends up having a 2 year relationship with her...Until she clearly saw sense and realised that Shaggy Boy and Medical School where not going to be a great combination!

//j17

3,013 posts

156 months

Wednesday 16th May
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Getting increasingly nervous atching our pissed French neighbours in Bleu Sud a couple of years ago trying to operate fireworks.

  1. 1 Stick shoved in to mud in middle of their circle of chairs -> zero-height explosion all over themselves.
  2. 2 Stick shoved in to mud away from their camp (but right next to other peoples) -> very late air and head-height shot across the campsite, exploding against the back of a motorhome.
Think there was then a #3 and #4 with similar result.

  1. 5 Stick in mud once more -> ground-level looping flight before exploding against back of someone's tent.
Thankfully that was the end of it because said tent, now with new ventilation holes, was NOT empty and in fact contains about 6 very large Danish gentlement. Pleasantries were exchanged before the SpeedChills security staff stepped in, confiscating the rest of their fireworks and helped translating the tent compensation negotiations (basically "If you give them all the cash you have on you they say they won't beat the crap out of you and take all the money you have on you...").

They were thankfully sheepish for the rest of the week and didn't do anything dickish the rest of the week.

alfie2244

7,528 posts

121 months

Wednesday 16th May
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lowdrag said:
alfie2244 said:
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

Thanks thumbup

Any pics of the French woman that sat outside the toilet (hole in the floor) charging 5 Francs for a couple of strips of loo roll?

davidd

5,834 posts

217 months

Wednesday 16th May
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MCSV8 said:
The main road in Houx campsite became a two lane dragstrip on Sunday evenings in the early 90's. I remember a brand new XJR with 4 lads in it (obviously borrowed from Dad for the weekend) veering off course and over a few small tents and into a tree. Thankfully nobody hurt but the car was wrecked.

Another time a Rover SDI Vitesse did something similar, and was seen on the autoroute on Monday crawling along with a smashed front wing and the front wheels at strange angles.
I remember a chap in a triumph vitesse doing runs up there, he had a passenger standing in the car when it hit something hard (might have been a telephone pole). I don't remember it ending it well.


We've always called Houx 'camp death' since.

lowdrag

9,219 posts

146 months

Wednesday 16th May
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alfie2244 said:
Thanks thumbup

Any pics of the French woman that sat outside the toilet (hole in the floor) charging 5 Francs for a couple of strips of loo roll?
No, but I do have a framed pair of underpants with immaculate skid marks.

MCSV8

705 posts

196 months

Wednesday 16th May
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davidd said:
I remember a chap in a triumph vitesse doing runs up there, he had a passenger standing in the car when it hit something hard (might have been a telephone pole). I don't remember it ending it well.


We've always called Houx 'camp death' since.
Ha ! I remember that. The Vitesse (light blue ??) hit the concrete entrance gateway. The passenger was my mate's then wife, who did several runs topless.

Edited by MCSV8 on Wednesday 16th May 18:51

alfie2244

7,528 posts

121 months

Wednesday 16th May
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Not a mad memory as such but I do recall hearing the rotary Mazda's just purring past, unlike most of the others that blew your eardrums out, and say "if they ever put that engine in a roadcar I'll buy one" They did...but I didn't.

Potatoes

3,565 posts

103 months

Wednesday 16th May
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I'm not sure I'm ready to share this story yet, it happened in 2016 and I'm still coming to terms with it... but I'll give it a go.

So, the evening started as expected with us group of lads. Lots of beer, a poorly cooked BBQ and our neighbours being awesome and giving us shots of their various whiskeys. We moved on to see some lads who were struggling to pitch their tents because they were utterly fked, the most drunk I've ever seen anyone. So we thought we'd help but it turned we were just as drunk as them... so instead we all just wrestled one of them into an unpitched tent and locked him in. We laughed, he started snoring, we drank and forgot all about him until we saw him the next day and asked him where he got to the night before (another story).

One of the lads in the other group, not being good with names and being absolutely blotto just called everyone Tim, one of the lads in our group took great offence to being called Tim. That resulted initially in some aggressive posturing, a little animosity followed, then jovial pisstaking took place, followed by light flirting and then, finally, Timmy kissed his bits.

I can't believe Tim kissed Le Mans knob! Even togay, I am still unsure how it escalated so queerly. Fagrant homosexuality!

Disclaimer: This may or may not be factual, I and everyone involved don't have strong recollection of the evening... and Tim has blocked it from his memory!

Edited by Potatoes on Wednesday 16th May 21:09


Edited by Potatoes on Thursday 17th May 20:56

andymac

94 posts

216 months

Wednesday 16th May
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Some small experiences of Le Mans over many years
Mate sleeping under the coach with us peeing on the side not realising he is there he thought it was raining -89
Queing 30 mins to look at Big Erta who was a rather big lady with one boob on the scales weighing in at one stone while she read a book-90
Arriving at the circuit by Train /Bus and realising no one had bought a tent we found some pallets and slept on those-90
Mazda Le Mans win in the screaming rotary would wake you up every lap ..what a sound -91
Leaving our mate in the nightclub in Le Fluers on the way down we went back to the hotel he got robbed after getting hooked up with a girl driven out thrown in a ditch all money taken arrived back at the hotel 6am .Icing on the cake left his bag outside the car in Blu Nord got that nicked as well...came back to Uk with only his clothes -91
The fair ...it was crazy, mate got on the stage with the strippers dropped his pants.. he is called small Dave now-92
Waving goodbye to Mercedes after they retired from the race after Peter Drumbrek crash lucky man if not seen watch on youtube-99
Turning over your go kart on the old wooden oval race track at the fair bloody frightening-94
Marcos LM600 finishing Le mans , both cars crawling out the pits together what a sound ! they were in the pits more time than racing rules have changed now-97
Waking up on the ferry restaurant floor at my half drunken pint while breakfast was being served-95
Alencon stop on the way to Lemans locked ourselves out slept on the path -03
and many others !!what a great weekend

giveitfish

3,068 posts

147 months

Wednesday 16th May
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One from last year. Went for dinner at the Buffalo Grill on the Friday evening and when I stood to leave, the waitress told me in broken english that her boss wanted them to pose for a photo with my car!

Le Mans 24 June 2017 by giveitfish, on Flickr