Idiots on the PH campsite

Idiots on the PH campsite

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Dicky

928 posts

215 months

Wednesday 20th June
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stevetav said:
We suffered a similar issue on Sunday evening in Houx. In fairness he was the only cock in the site but someone in a MK2 escort was driving about the site like it was a rally track. Nothing gets the senses going like stones being flung at your tent as you lie inside it waiting for impact!
Not being pedantic but was that a black escort? As it was a MK1. Sounded rough as anything when he came upto the main gate to do some antics

V6 Pushfit

8,464 posts

41 months

Thursday 21st June
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davesimmons269 said:
I was working for SC this year and have done a few times previously over a 9 year period. I was quite surprised at how much rubbish people left this year, felt a hell of a lot compared to previous years. The several 5l bottles of piss left behind was a nice parting gift spin

But in comparison some of the public campers are pure animals.
The French ‘travellers’ are employed to come in at the end and clear up and drink any leftover beer etc. They also tend to come in during and clear out peoples tents, which happened to us a few years back. We caught him red handed and I won’t describe what happened next.
We usually slash in a few stubbies and put the tops back.

Rick101

5,505 posts

81 months

Thursday 21st June
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Camped on Houx.

TBH found it pretty tame this year.
Nothing whatsoever on the main road on 'Flat Friday'
A few fireworks on Saturday night and a few folk in fancy dress.
Really very calm compared to what I've heard from what went on in previous years.

ukcobra

202 posts

169 months

Thursday 21st June
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Houx was quite tame this year, which was appreciated.

We had a drunk Frenchman that would not leave when asked, and was creeping out the girls and looked like he was trying to find something to nick.
Just as we managed to get him to leave, there were 4 or 5 blokes in dresses/drag turned up.

There were bike thefts over Sat night again, with substantial bike locks cut. Repeating what we experienced in the same location 3 years ago.
Also Sun morning there was a phone theft from our area.

Alex

9,348 posts

215 months

Thursday 21st June
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ukcobra said:
4 or 5 blokes in dresses/drag turned up.
Was one of them Dave the landlord? He invited himself into our gazebo and was very entertaining.

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850R

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56 posts

62 months

Thursday 21st June
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We were near the idiots on bluenord on Sunday night near the tools who set fire to the tent, Tyres and other things my original post was related to the idiots on the first ticket PH secure site, who set fire to various items including the tent, (Ferrari, atom, white M3, etc, suprisingly enough they had vanished by the early hours of Sunday morning circa 5am I think, you get idiots on secure sites and insecure sites regardless

We spoke to Brian who dealt with things accordingly it seems

850R

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56 posts

62 months

Thursday 21st June
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This was Sunday night.

4StringBass

103 posts

154 months

Thursday 21st June
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Moonpig1971 said:
That explosion was a gas canister being thrown on a fire late Sunday night. Was in my tent just adjacent, actually thought it was a bomb. Total tools...
It was damn loud at Tertre Rouge, can only imagine what that must have been like being right next to it.

nick lewis

37 posts

151 months

Thursday 21st June
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So glad we go to the classic LE Mans, two weeks today we leave.
Has any of you guys done both?

stinkyspanner

56 posts

8 months

Thursday 21st June
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I went to Le mans with my dad a few times in the late 80's and early 90's. I've got some photos somewhere in the loft of a big bonfire in the campsite with a bloke driving a MK1 lotus cortina through the middle of the fire and doing donuts and stuff. This lot are old hat amateurs

fatboy18

15,273 posts

142 months

Thursday 21st June
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nick lewis said:
So glad we go to the classic LE Mans, two weeks today we leave.
Has any of you guys done both?
Yes several times, You simply can not compare the two.

surveyor

12,923 posts

115 months

Thursday 21st June
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This really concerns me. BSJ was very low key this year with some low grade drifting done in a relatively open space.. very little evidence of idiots...

ACO are going to claim their booze restrictions worked... 2 litres of beer / 1 bottle of spirits per day are coming to a campsite near you....

C70R

3,571 posts

35 months

Thursday 21st June
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ukcobra said:
Houx was quite tame this year, which was appreciated.
Ditto.

hyper jay

368 posts

86 months

Friday 22nd June
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Garage vert all the way ..

C70R

3,571 posts

35 months

Friday 22nd June
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surveyor said:
ACO are going to claim their booze restrictions worked... 2 litres of beer / 1 bottle of spirits per day are coming to a campsite near you....
I think that's a massive (and unwarranted) leap of logic, to be honest.

BSJ has been a destination for late-bookers, casuals, cheapskates and boozers for a decade. It's been the most consistent source of "carnage" on Fridays and Sundays throughout most of this time too. I stayed once after making a late decision to go to LM, and I'll never go back there.
Therefore, why would a blanket restriction (of something integral to most people's LM trip) on all of the other campsites make any sense?

JT3K

205 posts

61 months

Friday 22nd June
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C70R said:
Therefore, why would a blanket restriction (of something integral to most people's LM trip) on all of the other campsites make any sense?
I'd argue that having to send the circuit fire engine to the campsite nearest the expensive planes on Sunday night might invoke the wrath of the ACO. Whether they choose to up the security on the Sunday night or increase it during the week (to reduce alcohol) is another matter. What I will say is the guy on the front of Bleu Nord most of the week was quite the ahole even though we were polite and reasonable.

Nicholas Blair

4,087 posts

215 months

Friday 22nd June
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Dicky said:
Not being pedantic but was that a black escort? As it was a MK1. Sounded rough as anything when he came upto the main gate to do some antics
He was a tool and a half, there's always one.....rolleyes

pozi

1,580 posts

118 months

Friday 22nd June
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stinkyspanner said:
I went to Le mans with my dad a few times in the late 80's and early 90's. I've got some photos somewhere in the loft of a big bonfire in the campsite with a bloke driving a MK1 lotus cortina through the middle of the fire and doing donuts and stuff. This lot are old hat amateurs
I was thinking similar, I went in 1994 and experienced camping so disorganised all cars were blocked in by Friday night, no showers, the toilets were not cleaned the entire time I was there, bog roll was bring your own which judging by the hand prints on the walls was not realised by most people until it was too late. I still to this day wonder how drunk you need to be to miss the toilet bowl when sitting down for a dump. The stench by Saturday was gag inducing and people were crapping in the bushes.

Come Sunday night there was finally some space between the tents leading to an Imreza, Evo and Audi 80 deciding it was time for an impromptu rallycross event. The Evo won and to celebrate fastened a rope to the car for some human sledging using a ground sheet. This resulted in his Impreza owning mate sliding into a parked car and breaking his leg.

The final highlight was this blokes generator that had packed up who decided seeing as beating it with a hammer could not fix it sticking a rag in the petrol tank and setting fire to it was the next best solution. This created a nicely out of control blaze to which he added the contents of his tent and then the tent itself, others then joined in with whatever they had to hand creating a nice black cloud over the site.

The modern Le Mans camping experience looks quite civilised in comparison.

C70R

3,571 posts

35 months

Friday 22nd June
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JT3K said:
I'd argue that having to send the circuit fire engine to the campsite nearest the expensive planes on Sunday night might invoke the wrath of the ACO. Whether they choose to up the security on the Sunday night or increase it during the week (to reduce alcohol) is another matter. What I will say is the guy on the front of Bleu Nord most of the week was quite the ahole even though we were polite and reasonable.
Meh. It's not the first time there has been a fire on BN, and while it's "nearest the expensive planes" I'd say that calling it "near" is a bit of a stretch...

olliethehut

98 posts

104 months

Friday 22nd June
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Thankfully none of you seem to have witnessed the mad max style carnage that is the 24hr bike race...