Security / booze

Security / booze

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surveyor

Original Poster:

13,062 posts

118 months

Thursday 14th June
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Seem to be total arses this year. Searching at BSJ for booze. It’s unclear exactly what is too much, but they have been trying to confiscate some beer and spirits.

Also had issue due to caravan for first time. Told I need 2 or 3 tickets...

Hide your booze gents. Leave a token amount on show...

Tyre Smoke

10,670 posts

195 months

Thursday 14th June
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Sounds like they're on the make for some back handers.

No such problems in Houx. Even after a trip to Carrefour and a Rangey packed full of wine.

delta0

1,072 posts

40 months

Thursday 14th June
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Thanks for the heads up. Hidden all the beer.

chasingracecars

1,350 posts

31 months

Thursday 14th June
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I am on houx and had no issues, I have given the chap on the gate a few bottles of cold water and I have taken bottled beer into the circuit. 12 bottles of sparkling wine on the back seat didn’t bother them either at the entrance to Houx. Took more interest in my toolbox.

surveyor

Original Poster:

13,062 posts

118 months

Thursday 14th June
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Apparently this is a policy for BSJ only. ACO have confirmed

2 litres of beer per person or 1 bottle of spirit.
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eps

4,929 posts

203 months

Thursday 14th June
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At Epinettes they've checked every time. Only cursorily though.


delta0

1,072 posts

40 months

Thursday 14th June
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Arrived at bsj and went through security. They didn’t do anything. Just looked at the campsite marker on the front and waved us through.

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Been through twice now after going to super U for food and beer. Again no interest in checking what is in the car. Looked at the campsite marker and waved us through. I am assuming that they note I’m on a private site in bsj and I’m probably not going to cause trouble.

Edited by delta0 on Thursday 14th June 18:42

Hennerzj

3 posts

5 months

Thursday 14th June
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We came in to BSJ at 1700. They asked how many cans we had, we said 4 each and they could see about that number scattered around the car so they let us through. As long as you have a few on show and the rest hidden away you’ll get let through.
Another option is to come in without any, set up camp, then go out to get some and they don’t search you on your way back into the campsite.
Happy camping.

surveyor

Original Poster:

13,062 posts

118 months

Thursday 14th June
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delta0 said:
Arrived at bsj and went through security. They didn’t do anything. Just looked at the campsite marker on the front and waved us through.

Edit:
Been through twice now after going to super U for food and beer. Again no interest in checking what is in the car. Looked at the campsite marker and waved us through. I am assuming that they note I’m on a private site in bsj and I’m probably not going to cause trouble.

Edited by delta0 on Thursday 14th June 18:42
Return searches sometimes happen..

Welshbeef

34,179 posts

132 months

Thursday 14th June
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surveyor said:
Apparently this is a policy for BSJ only. ACO have confirmed

2 litres of beer per person or 1 bottle of spirit.
2ltrs of beer per person FFS that doesn’t even touch the sides.

stevetav

170 posts

112 months

Friday 15th June
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As posted above, car full of booze, straight into Houx today no problems.

surveyor

Original Poster:

13,062 posts

118 months

Friday 15th June
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It’s a BJS thing.

We’ve been in once tonight with no search. 2nd time they did a search. They did move stuff around, and called a 2nd person as they did not believe we had no booze with us.

Confirmed the 2 litre / 1 bottle per day rule. It’s nuts.

meehaja

529 posts

42 months

Friday 15th June
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No issues at blu nord

xemmaxsx

23 posts

16 months

Saturday 16th June
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We've had no.prpblems at Houx annexe. Even managed to get booze into the track and didn't have our bags searched at all this morning. Will probably have to be a bit cleverer going down to Porsche curves later and tomorrow.

ukcobra

203 posts

172 months

Monday 18th June
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No problems getting Booze into Houx. Smuggling into the circuit was 100% successful.

C70R

4,030 posts

38 months

Monday 18th June
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ukcobra said:
No problems getting Booze into Houx. Smuggling into the circuit was 100% successful.
Ditto. Every year I read the same moaning, and every year I'm completely unaffected. Without exaggeration, we must have brought 20 slabs of French stubbies onto houx.

surveyor

Original Poster:

13,062 posts

118 months

Monday 18th June
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C70R said:
ukcobra said:
No problems getting Booze into Houx. Smuggling into the circuit was 100% successful.
Ditto. Every year I read the same moaning, and every year I'm completely unaffected. Without exaggeration, we must have brought 20 slabs of French stubbies onto houx.
Yet again I say..

This was specific to BSJ

It was not hard to snuggle past security, although the search was marginally more serious than normal

Some Gump

10,420 posts

120 months

Monday 18th June
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What was the "taking beer to the track" policy this year? 2017 was a nightmare, wouldn't even let you take cans in.
Would be interested to see if there were any issues this year.

DS240

2,573 posts

152 months

Monday 18th June
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They were turning people away at the main entrance with cans of lager or any other ‘alcohol’ no matter the container type.

There needs to be a clear policy published by ACO on what exactly the rules are.

It seems to be no glass, but the staff are enforcing a no alcohol ban.

Glass ban, I understand. But serving alcohol in the track but banning it coming in can’t be put forward on any safety grounds.

They didn’t find our box of wine in the rucksack... so happy days.

JackP1

1,234 posts

96 months

Tuesday 19th June
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Bit hit and miss, Thurs/fri could take beer in a bag ( bag searched every time went out the camp)
Sat/sun no beer allowed at all even if you had one open and in hand ( although didn't bother taking any in the bag, bag didn't get searched rolleyes )