Idiots on the PH campsite

Idiots on the PH campsite

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wsn03

447 posts

36 months

Friday 22nd June
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olliethehut said:
Thankfully none of you seem to have witnessed the mad max style carnage that is the 24hr bike race...
Planning to go there next year, but I'll be missing out camping and will be going by car. Im interested in seeing that race, seems to be full of real factory competition with a race that anyone really could win.

lost in espace

4,608 posts

142 months

Friday 22nd June
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olliethehut said:
Thankfully none of you seem to have witnessed the mad max style carnage that is the 24hr bike race...
1996 bike 24 hours, went on my own. Was adopted by some nice Frenchies who even got me in for free. But holy cow, it was wild.

nick lewis

37 posts

155 months

Friday 22nd June
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fatboy18 said:
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.
I take it you would rather go to the 24 hour?

fatboy18

15,514 posts

146 months

Friday 22nd June
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nick lewis said:
fatboy18 said:
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.
I take it you would rather go to the 24 hour?
They are different. You don't get the same Atmosphere at the Classic. And it's not like the Goodwood revival either.

Don't get me started on "little Big Le mans" Kids driving mini le mans cars banghead I don't like the fact that I drive all the way to Le mans pay for entrance and Grandstand tickets and then a load of kids drive past in their rich kids toys! The racing at times is more like parade laps. (not all of it, but there are lots of cars from different years put out on track together and most owners are not racing drivers).

xemmaxsx

23 posts

17 months

Saturday 23rd June
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We found Houx Annexe to be much quieter this year. There were a few fireworks on Sat/Sun evening, a smallish fire on Sunday night (that thankfully we were quite far away from). I absolutely love the experience but it always mystified me why people have to be complete dheads and do dangerous things. We can all have a drink and a laugh without resorting to arson, no? We have just got back today, having gone south on the Monday morning to avoid the painful drive back to Calais. I have to say, I am considering leaving on Sunday after the race next year.
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Rick101

5,612 posts

85 months

Saturday 23rd June
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fatboy18 said:
I don't like the fact that I drive all the way to Le mans pay for entrance and Grandstand tickets and then a load of kids drive past in their rich kids toys!
That's racing folks laugh

fatboy18

15,514 posts

146 months

Saturday 23rd June
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Rick101 said:
fatboy18 said:
I don't like the fact that I drive all the way to Le mans pay for entrance and Grandstand tickets and then a load of kids drive past in their rich kids toys!
That's racing folks laugh
Yeah!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&...

towelie

263 posts

105 months

Sunday 24th June
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I went for what I thought would be a nice relaxing camping holiday with my family in Le Mans.
Oh boy was I wrong. There were boy racers driving around constantly for what seemed like an entire day from around 3 o’clock on the Saturday afternoon. These weren’t quiet cars either, oh no! They seemed to be completely unsilenced and made quite the din.
My two young children found it very difficult to sleep.
The campsite facilities were ok, but not the best you would expect to find. The people were generally ok, I was unfortunate enough to bump into the odd ‘petroleum head’, but luckily they were few and far between.

Beausejour campsite 2/5 lemons

surveyor

13,110 posts

119 months

Sunday 24th June
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towelie said:
I went for what I thought would be a nice relaxing camping holiday with my family in Le Mans.
Oh boy was I wrong. There were boy racers driving around constantly for what seemed like an entire day from around 3 o’clock on the Saturday afternoon. These weren’t quiet cars either, oh no! They seemed to be completely unsilenced and made quite the din.
My two young children found it very difficult to sleep.
The campsite facilities were ok, but not the best you would expect to find. The people were generally ok, I was unfortunate enough to bump into the odd ‘petroleum head’, but luckily they were few and far between.

Beausejour campsite 2/5 lemons
Had you asked I think we would have suggested that this was not the campsite to expect a relaxing family weekend...

Mountain Man

90 posts

17 months

Sunday 24th June
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towelie said:
I went for what I thought would be a nice relaxing camping holiday with my family in Le Mans.
Oh boy was I wrong. There were boy racers driving around constantly for what seemed like an entire day from around 3 o’clock on the Saturday afternoon. These weren’t quiet cars either, oh no! They seemed to be completely unsilenced and made quite the din.
My two young children found it very difficult to sleep.
The campsite facilities were ok, but not the best you would expect to find. The people were generally ok, I was unfortunate enough to bump into the odd ‘petroleum head’, but luckily they were few and far between.

Beausejour campsite 2/5 lemons
For what it's worth, I stayed on the Thomas Cook site, and there were a number of families. It was definitely a civilised site. There was noise at night, from nearby sites, but no silly antics on the site itself and I would certainly recommend it.

eps

4,932 posts

204 months

Sunday 24th June
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Mountain Man said:
towelie said:
I went for what I thought would be a nice relaxing camping holiday with my family in Le Mans.
Oh boy was I wrong. There were boy racers driving around constantly for what seemed like an entire day from around 3 o’clock on the Saturday afternoon. These weren’t quiet cars either, oh no! They seemed to be completely unsilenced and made quite the din.
My two young children found it very difficult to sleep.
The campsite facilities were ok, but not the best you would expect to find. The people were generally ok, I was unfortunate enough to bump into the odd ‘petroleum head’, but luckily they were few and far between.

Beausejour campsite 2/5 lemons
For what it's worth, I stayed on the Thomas Cook site, and there were a number of families. It was definitely a civilised site. There was noise at night, from nearby sites, but no silly antics on the site itself and I would certainly recommend it.
squawk?

samoan attorney

41 posts

121 months

Friday 29th June
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This frankly disturbing story needs to be addressed.

https://www.facebook.com/MOTORINGMAN/posts/1717125...

I have some dealings with this guy and he is straight.

fatboy18

15,514 posts

146 months

Friday 29th June
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samoan attorney said:
This frankly disturbing story needs to be addressed.

https://www.facebook.com/MOTORINGMAN/posts/1717125...

I have some dealings with this guy and he is straight.
If he thinks the 24hrs Le mans is bad, the camping at the circuit when the Bikes race is like something from MAD MAX!

I presume this was Beausejour? He mentions Houx but I read that a previous years? This is why campsites like the PH 1st tickets site and TL are so much better, you pay for what you get!
If you book a Public site you have to put up with the public! And that's why I also won't use Public Transport (because its full of Public).

surveyor

13,110 posts

119 months

Friday 29th June
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fatboy18 said:
If he thinks the 24hrs Le mans is bad, the camping at the circuit when the Bikes race is like something from MAD MAX!

I presume this was Beausejour? He mentions Houx but I read that a previous years? This is why campsites like the PH 1st tickets site and TL are so much better, you pay for what you get!
If you book a Public site you have to put up with the public! And that's why I also won't use Public Transport (because its full of Public).
I would not presume anything... I think BSJ was relatively tame this year...

JagerT

450 posts

42 months

Friday 29th June
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Mountain Man said:
For what it's worth, I stayed on the Thomas Cook site, and there were a number of families. It was definitely a civilised site. There was noise at night, from nearby sites, but no silly antics on the site itself and I would certainly recommend it.
Apart from the smoke bomb,open campfire under the trees and two muppets screaming Swindon ? football songs at one another in the small hours it was fine.

xemmaxsx

23 posts

17 months

Monday 2nd July
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What was the travel destinations site like? Do they take campervans?

gareth h

1,970 posts

165 months

Monday 2nd July
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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
Was this at Arnage? we camped there in the 80s, there were a bunch of guys from Southampton, one had a lotus cortina, it was a bit wild, but quite good humoured.

RL17

529 posts

28 months

Monday 2nd July
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fatboy18 said:
nick lewis said:
fatboy18 said:
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.
I take it you would rather go to the 24 hour?
They are different. You don't get the same Atmosphere at the Classic. And it's not like the Goodwood revival either.

Don't get me started on "little Big Le mans" Kids driving mini le mans cars banghead I don't like the fact that I drive all the way to Le mans pay for entrance and Grandstand tickets and then a load of kids drive past in their rich kids toys! The racing at times is more like parade laps. (not all of it, but there are lots of cars from different years put out on track together and most owners are not racing drivers).
I wish they would drive by - but they pedal at less than walking pace and take ages and some can't make it up the slight hill, Setting up takes an eternity too.

Total waste of good weather in 2014? Rain later and loads SC or early terminations for the various grids. Especially as takes a while for decent stuff to get out there.


Monsterlime

601 posts

101 months

Thursday 5th July
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xemmaxsx said:
What was the travel destinations site like? Do they take campervans?
We stayed at the "glamping" site for Travel Destinations, and other than the rave the Dane's had on Friday night, it was good (food was pretty decent). I think I remember seeing the odd camper van on the normal TD site when we walked through.

xemmaxsx

23 posts

17 months

Sunday 8th July
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Monsterlime said:
xemmaxsx said:
What was the travel destinations site like? Do they take campervans?
We stayed at the "glamping" site for Travel Destinations, and other than the rave the Dane's had on Friday night, it was good (food was pretty decent). I think I remember seeing the odd camper van on the normal TD site when we walked through.
Thanks. We've decided to hire a small camper and will probably stick with Houx Annexe but leave on Sunday after the race. We'll be heading south to La Rochelle but will probably book a campsite about an hour south of the circuit. I did think about TD but I think they only take vehicles up to 6m and ours is 6.5m.