A quiet campsite - we need a few more people

A quiet campsite - we need a few more people

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wsn03

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852 posts

49 months

Thursday 27th June
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B'stard Child said:
Do you know if he opens it up for the classic?

I did try to send you a email but your profile prohibits it
I think he will, but I will check.
I'll pm you with my email

wsn03

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852 posts

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Thursday 27th June
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Im going to start messaging people for details on numbers.
I plan to start pressuring the site owner in September- numbers will be the perfect lever

wsn03

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852 posts

49 months

Thursday 27th June
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B'stard Child said:
Do you know if he opens it up for the classic?

I did try to send you a email but your profile prohibits it
I've requested an email change, so as soon as they make it I switch messaging on. Meanwhile I have sent you my email address in case you need it.


wsn03

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852 posts

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Thursday 27th June
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Just looking at the stats so far, I estimate about 26 tents including our own for 2020 - registered as interest (that's without getting numbers of those who have just said "interested". At 100 Euro per tent that's 2600 Euros - which is about 2000 more Euros than he got this year I'm sure!

I shall be nailing him down in September, watch this space.

B'stard Child

19,054 posts

194 months

Thursday 27th June
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wsn03 said:
B'stard Child said:
Do you know if he opens it up for the classic?

I did try to send you a email but your profile prohibits it
I think he will, but I will check.
I'll pm you with my email
Got it - thanks

I'm not looking for myself or the group I run with it's for another mob I hang with who want to camp closer to the circuit rather than 12 miles out. Approx 14-18 people

wsn03

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852 posts

49 months

Thursday 27th June
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B'stard Child said:
wsn03 said:
B'stard Child said:
Do you know if he opens it up for the classic?

I did try to send you a email but your profile prohibits it
I think he will, but I will check.
I'll pm you with my email
Got it - thanks

I'm not looking for myself or the group I run with it's for another mob I hang with who want to camp closer to the circuit rather than 12 miles out. Approx 14-18 people
That's a lot of people! This is giving me great ammunition to throw at him, I'll guesstimate that at say 11 tents for my numbers. Thanks. This is certainly closer to the site - I think its 300m away according to his sign, probably about right.

B'stard Child

19,054 posts

194 months

Thursday 27th June
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wsn03 said:
That's a lot of people! This is giving me great ammunition to throw at him, I'll guesstimate that at say 11 tents for my numbers. Thanks. This is certainly closer to the site - I think its 300m away according to his sign, probably about right.
It really isn't a lot - last time that group did the classic there was closer to 20 of them and they stayed 30 miles out - hence the need to get closer biggrin

Nice bunch but shonky cars wink

wsn03

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852 posts

49 months

Thursday 27th June
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B'stard Child said:
wsn03 said:
That's a lot of people! This is giving me great ammunition to throw at him, I'll guesstimate that at say 11 tents for my numbers. Thanks. This is certainly closer to the site - I think its 300m away according to his sign, probably about right.
It really isn't a lot - last time that group did the classic there was closer to 20 of them and they stayed 30 miles out - hence the need to get closer biggrin

Nice bunch but shonky cars wink
For this site...no it really is!! This will be a lottery win for him, I estimate some 35 tents registered interest so far.
This year he had 1 camper and just 5 tents.

Now then, about these cars?!? Have you told them no Porsche's are allowed (except Le Mans race cars) laughlaughlaugh

B'stard Child

19,054 posts

194 months

Thursday 27th June
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wsn03 said:
For this site...no it really is!! This will be a lottery win for him, I estimate some 35 tents registered interest so far.
This year he had 1 camper and just 5 tents.

Now then, about these cars?!? Have you told them no Porsche's are allowed (except Le Mans race cars) laughlaughlaugh
1 is likely to be a Porker but he won't camp and will be at a local hotel so doesn't count - rest will be a right mixture of shonk biggrin

These will help biggrin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dfde652J0I&fe...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvfOxT8Ql7c&fe...

2nd one features my LC very briefly once the smoke from the turbos clears biggrin

Edited by B'stard Child on Thursday 27th June 14:38

wsn03

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852 posts

49 months

Thursday 27th June
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B'stard Child said:
1 is likely to be a Porker but he won't camp and will be at a local hotel so doesn't count - rest will be a right mixture of shonk biggrin

These will help biggrin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dfde652J0I&fe...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvfOxT8Ql7c&fe...

2nd one features my LC very briefly biggrin


Edited by B'stard Child on Thursday 27th June 14:31
That's very cool!
LC? What is that? Not an RD250LC?!?

B'stard Child

19,054 posts

194 months

Thursday 27th June
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wsn03 said:
B'stard Child said:
1 is likely to be a Porker but he won't camp and will be at a local hotel so doesn't count - rest will be a right mixture of shonk biggrin

These will help biggrin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dfde652J0I&fe...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvfOxT8Ql7c&fe...

2nd one features my LC very briefly biggrin


Edited by B'stard Child on Thursday 27th June 14:31
That's very cool!
LC? What is that? Not an RD250LC?!?
No one of these



Turbo smoke is just one of it's issues


wsn03

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852 posts

49 months

Thursday 27th June
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Based on the numbers I've been able to guesstimate, I'm going to get the following read out to the campsite owner in French:


Hello

I camped at your site for Le Mans, this year and last year.
2018 – I brought 3 tents
2019 – I brought 5 tents and 1 camper

This year I have been on England’s biggest Le Mans website and told people about your site. I so far have the following approximate number of tents interested (including several from my own group of friends):

• Le Mans 24 hr 2020 – 22 tents
• Le Mans Classic 2020 – 13 tents
• Le Mans 24 hr 2021 – 21 tents

Everyone is interested (and I expect more will join) but only if (as you discussed with me):

a) Toilets are put on the site
b) Showers with warm water are put on the site

This year we had no toilets, the ones in the car park were closed. The fees went from 100 Euros to 150 Euros in 1 year – making it more expensive than the circuit campsites that do have facilities.

Your site is in a lovely setting, and there is no noise from other campers. Everyone who has registered interest with me likes the idea of not being with noisy campers playing loud music and revving cars through the night. The way you kept an eye on our security, with all of you constantly watching out for us is really appreciated - you are always keeping the site safe.

So – if you fix a price and keep to it, put in proper washrooms and don’t allow loud music period, and no excessive noise after 12pm (that doesn't include people chatting etc, just not being silly with noise) then you will be able to grow this site, because these people will spread the word and bring more people each year.

Can you please confirm you are going to put in washrooms, if so I will tell everyone and they can make their plans.

If you cannot build them you could hire toilets and showers? As they are temporarily you wont have to deal with the waste the same, shower water would just drain away and the toilets are cassttes. There are companies in Le Mans that do this as a lot of the sites around the circuit are serviced this way.


In April during Moto24 I will visit the site, will meet you there at 10:00am on Easter Sunday. If I can see the washrooms or plans to hire them then I can tell all these people you have washrooms in place. I will then get you confirmations and get a message to you telling you how many have confirmed they are coming.

I hope that works for you. You have a great site, a great chance to grow it – I would like it to succeed because I plan to use it every year indefinitely, but I don’t want to be the only person there using the trees for a toilet!

Best Regards, and see you Easter Sunday in April

Will


Edited by wsn03 on Thursday 27th June 14:51


Edited by wsn03 on Thursday 27th June 16:55

B'stard Child

19,054 posts

194 months

Thursday 27th June
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wsn03 said:
but I don’t want to be the only person there using the trees for a toilet!
This may get lost in translation

consider revising to in this decade it's not acceptable to be using trees as latrines

wsn03

Original Poster:

852 posts

49 months

Thursday 27th June
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B'stard Child said:
wsn03 said:
but I don’t want to be the only person there using the trees for a toilet!
This may get lost in translation

consider revising to in this decade it's not acceptable to be using trees as latrines
LOL!!
Like the car, that is proper!!

B'stard Child

19,054 posts

194 months

Thursday 27th June
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wsn03 said:
B'stard Child said:
wsn03 said:
but I don’t want to be the only person there using the trees for a toilet!
This may get lost in translation

consider revising to in this decade it's not acceptable to be using trees as latrines
LOL!!
Like the car, that is proper!!
It gets used very hard #notshowandshine biggrin

cardigankid

7,671 posts

160 months

Thursday 27th June
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wsn03 said:
cardigankid said:
I have never been to Le Mans and planning to come next year with wife and boys, 20 & 26. I was looking for somewhere to camp, and am totally up for this. Where is the best place to buy tickets?
Noted, I'll add you to the list and contact you in September.
We bought our tickets at the entrance to Tetre Rouge this year, far cheaper than ordering them from agents in the UK
You mean you can just wait until the event and buy your ticket on the way in? I looked at Beermountain and got the clear impression that tickets get sold out in July of the previous year (i.e. now) and you could find yourself dealing with ticket touts.

What’s the score with cars? Can you park next to your tent like a regular campsite? We would bring a (reasonably sizeable) 4 man tent. We could come in a limo, a couple of sports cars, or even rent a motor home if that’s the best option.

Is it worth bringing grub to barbecue (I’ve got about the best source in the UK for this) or is that coals to Newcastle.

Lastly, is it likely to end up like Glasto in the rain, or will it be fairly civilised? That would affect our choice of transport. The pictures look great, certainly, and the words ‘cake shop’ caught my attention.

Sorry for all the naive questions, but this is all totally new to me.

B'stard Child

19,054 posts

194 months

Thursday 27th June
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cardigankid said:
You mean you can just wait until the event and buy your ticket on the way in? I looked at Beermountain and got the clear impression that tickets get sold out in July of the previous year (i.e. now) and you could find yourself dealing with ticket touts.
You can always get General Admission Tickets on the door however grandstands and parking (if off site camping) are not so easy to get

I always buy in advance because it's much easier for me to spread the cost that way - I only bought general admission, parking and grandstands in May this year for race in June

cardigankid said:
Is it worth bringing grub to barbecue (I’ve got about the best source in the UK for this) or is that coals to Newcastle.
I always bring some food from the UK - chilli con carne (and rice) for the first night as a pre-cooked then frozen chilli con carne meal makes much better use of space and keeps essentail drinks cold in a cooler - its defrosted by the time I get there so solving first meal issue easily

When going as a big group we take local butcher sausages and burgers as they beat french supermarket stuff hands down

Obviously if you like bacon it definitely pays you to take the good stuff

cardigankid said:
Lastly, is it likely to end up like Glasto in the rain, or will it be fairly civilised? That would affect our choice of transport. The pictures look great, certainly, and the words ‘cake shop’ caught my attention.

Sorry for all the naive questions, but this is all totally new to me.
Never had an issue with waterlogged pitches the track and trackside areas are never an issue either

Hope I've helped with a little bit of info

chrisring

96 posts

93 months

Friday 28th June
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cardigankid said:
You mean you can just wait until the event and buy your ticket on the way in? I looked at Beermountain and got the clear impression that tickets get sold out in July of the previous year (i.e. now) and you could find yourself dealing with ticket touts.
Hi, the info on Beermountain is referring to camping tickets rather than GA tickets.
I will endeavour to update the info on there as over the last couple of years camping passes have not been an issue.

Cheers


Edited by chrisring on Friday 28th June 09:38

wsn03

Original Poster:

852 posts

49 months

Friday 28th June
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cardigankid said:
wsn03 said:
cardigankid said:
I have never been to Le Mans and planning to come next year with wife and boys, 20 & 26. I was looking for somewhere to camp, and am totally up for this. Where is the best place to buy tickets?
Noted, I'll add you to the list and contact you in September.
We bought our tickets at the entrance to Tetre Rouge this year, far cheaper than ordering them from agents in the UK
You mean you can just wait until the event and buy your ticket on the way in? I looked at Beermountain and got the clear impression that tickets get sold out in July of the previous year (i.e. now) and you could find yourself dealing with ticket touts.

What’s the score with cars? Can you park next to your tent like a regular campsite? We would bring a (reasonably sizeable) 4 man tent. We could come in a limo, a couple of sports cars, or even rent a motor home if that’s the best option.

Is it worth bringing grub to barbecue (I’ve got about the best source in the UK for this) or is that coals to Newcastle.

Lastly, is it likely to end up like Glasto in the rain, or will it be fairly civilised? That would affect our choice of transport. The pictures look great, certainly, and the words ‘cake shop’ caught my attention.

Sorry for all the naive questions, but this is all totally new to me.
Hello
1. You can buy GA tickets on the gate at Tetre Rouge, there's a ticket booth by the entry. 83 Euros, cheaper than buying from a UK agency.
We found a shop selling lanyards and ticket holders by the entrance where the museum is too.

2. Cars - there is a lot of driveway and parking. The grass the tents go on is a good 12inches or more raised from the hard stuff so cars are not parked next to tents, generally a few yards away. The owner finds us places to park. Motorhomes are on the hard standing, we had one parked on the edge of the camping area, see picture



3. No need to buy food! 5 minutes away by car, on a quiet road with no traffic is a butchers full of seasoned meat, including on skewers for the bbq...looks superb. Next to it is a very good bread shop. There are various other little shops nearby selling all the usual convenience items too. If its the 24hr you're coming too I will be able to show where everything is.



3. Rain - the long drive and hard standing means rain is not a problem at all.

No question is a bad question. The more you ask on here is the more you're helping others to be sold on it. We love the place, and we'd like it to succeed so that it stays as a campsite. We've even decided to bring a portable loo and shower in the event our owner doesn't deliver!! Sounds nuts, but we just don't want to be anywhere else (having stayed on other sites) - when you stay there you'll see why.

cardigankid

7,671 posts

160 months

Friday 28th June
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Looks ideal!

One last point - when best to arrive and when to leave, if doing the full event?