PH at Le Mans Classic 2020 - sign up now!

PH at Le Mans Classic 2020 - sign up now!

Friday 24th January

PH at Le Mans Classic 2020 - sign up now!

It's a bumper year at La Sarthe next year, so here's how to be there for Classic and 24...



The Mulsanne straight is slowly creeping its way onto the horizon, the noise of some of the greatest race cars ever are starting to become audible, the smell of race fuel is opening its attack on your nostrils - this can only mean one thing... It's time to start planning your trip to Le Mans Classic 2020!

LMC is taking place on July 2nd-5th; last time around it drew a crowd of nearly 200,000 spectators, had around 700 classic race cars competing over the weekend, and won the 2018 Motor Sport Event of the Year! And who better to be attending with than your favourite car website, PistonHeads. As usual, our private campsite on Bleu Nord is the place to be - it's incredibly popular and you'll be joined by 450 like minded people for a relaxed, friendly, motorsport-focussed weekend.


You can enjoy the superb benefits of staying with us and our longstanding partner, 1st Tickets, which include but are not limited to:
- General admission to the race
- Up to five-day return Channel crossings available
- Pre-allocated camping pitches, allowing you to have a leisurely drive over and not worry about finding space.
- Cooked meals during your stay (three full English breakfasts and three evening meals)
- Large marquee with cash bar with live TV coverage of the race
- Private toilets and warm showers, no long queues like there are in the public campsites
- Fenced perimeter for your peace of mind
- On-site security, including night patrols at the weekend
- Free Wi-Fi access and charging points


You can of course head into the public camp site if our private section isn't what you're looking for, or you can purchase just ticket and travel options so that you can find your own accommodation. In addition to your accommodation, camping and ticket packages, 1st Tickets can book your grandstand seating, your PH Display Parking (exclusive parking in the Bugatti Circuit - eligible vehicles only), and any parade laps you wish to partake in on the Le Mans Circuit (again, eligible vehicles only)! All of which can be found when building your package.

The Le Mans Classic is not an event to be missed, so if 2020 is the year you want to take a trip of a lifetime to watch classic Le Mans racers tear around the historic circuit, drive the circuit yourself and display your pride and joy on the Bugatti Circuit, you can check out our packages and prices here.

See you there!


Pics: Dafydd Wood

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Jack Mansfield

Original Poster:

3,161 posts

40 months

PH Community Bloke

Thursday 2nd January
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So who's joining us?! 6 months to go now - hopefully it comes around quickly! bounce

Merrix

12 posts

141 months

Thursday 2nd January
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Booked it last weekend, looking forward to it!

Also at Sunday Scramble this weekend so keep an eye out for me in 20 HDM old red mini!

Rob

Jack Mansfield

Original Poster:

3,161 posts

40 months

PH Community Bloke

Friday 3rd January
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Merrix said:
Booked it last weekend, looking forward to it!

Also at Sunday Scramble this weekend so keep an eye out for me in 20 HDM old red mini!

Rob
Excellent! See you Sunday and see you in July thumbup

Bustedmattress

71 posts

120 months

Friday 24th January
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Jack Mansfield said:
So who's joining us?! 6 months to go now - hopefully it comes around quickly! bounce
I am all booked up and very much looking forward to this. Was persuaded by the pre-erected tent bit on the private site because I am weak like that.

I plan on taking the Citroen SM (presuming it is behaving itself) and look forward to meeting everyone there.

David

85Carrera

2,147 posts

187 months

Friday 24th January
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Bustedmattress said:
Jack Mansfield said:
So who's joining us?! 6 months to go now - hopefully it comes around quickly! bounce
I am all booked up and very much looking forward to this. Was persuaded by the pre-erected tent bit on the private site because I am weak like that.

I plan on taking the Citroen SM (presuming it is behaving itself) and look forward to meeting everyone there.

David
Off topic but the SM is one of my all time favourites. Not sure I’d ever be brave enough to own one, though ...

Nice collection you have there.

Jack Mansfield

Original Poster:

3,161 posts

40 months

PH Community Bloke

Friday 24th January
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Bustedmattress said:
I am all booked up and very much looking forward to this. Was persuaded by the pre-erected tent bit on the private site because I am weak like that.

I plan on taking the Citroen SM (presuming it is behaving itself) and look forward to meeting everyone there.

David
Excellent news! The SM will be an amazing addition to the site - don't think I've ever seen one of those.

Pre-erected tents are a god send after a long drive, plus when you're hungover and sunburnt on Monday, putting down a tent sounds like hell.

See you there smile

Dave77vx

13 posts

92 months

Saturday 25th January
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See you there!
1st time with pistonheads, 1st time at LeMans. Should be an interesting drive 770 miles to get there for me! Scotland via tunnel. Yep could have gone from Hull, but prefer dawn time attack.....

Bustedmattress

71 posts

120 months

Saturday 25th January
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85Carrera said:
Off topic but the SM is one of my all time favourites. Not sure I’d ever be brave enough to own one, though ...

Nice collection you have there.
Thank you that is very kind. The SM has been away for a couple of months having some fettling and subtle upgrades including reinstating the air conditioning. I thought that sufficient excuse to post this gratuitous photo. Here he is alongside my GS. Apologies if I had put this up before somewhere.

Jack Mansfield

Original Poster:

3,161 posts

40 months

PH Community Bloke

Monday 27th January
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Dave77vx said:
See you there!
1st time with pistonheads, 1st time at LeMans. Should be an interesting drive 770 miles to get there for me! Scotland via tunnel. Yep could have gone from Hull, but prefer dawn time attack.....
hehe

What day is everyone heading down?

Spy

1,252 posts

157 months

Monday 27th January
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Which vehicles are eligible, as quoted here

"...PH Display Parking (exclusive parking in the Bugatti Circuit - eligible vehicles only), and any parade laps you wish to partake in on the Le Mans Circuit (again, eligible vehicles only)"

Jack Mansfield

Original Poster:

3,161 posts

40 months

PH Community Bloke

PH STAFF

Monday 27th January
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Spy said:
Which vehicles are eligible, as quoted here

"...PH Display Parking (exclusive parking in the Bugatti Circuit - eligible vehicles only), and any parade laps you wish to partake in on the Le Mans Circuit (again, eligible vehicles only)"
Eligible vehicle list can be found heresmile

Sagbrit

146 posts

69 months

Saturday 1st February
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Are PH organising another meet this year at LMC? We attended in 2018 and your event had some excellent motors show up in the grounds of some local chateau

MrC986

2,547 posts

141 months

Saturday 1st February
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Sagbrit said:
Are PH organising another meet this year at LMC? We attended in 2018 and your event had some excellent motors show up in the grounds of some local chateau
I’m told there will be a PH display area at the circuit though I don’t know anything more than that - I’m sure Ben will confirm what’s on when the arrangements are all sorted.

leyorkie

974 posts

126 months

Saturday 1st February
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Sagbrit said:
Are PH organising another meet this year at LMC? We attended in 2018 and your event had some excellent motors show up in the grounds of some local chateau
That Château is up for sale but I don’t think it’s been sold.
That may affect any plans or commitments that the current owners may make.

Jack Mansfield

Original Poster:

3,161 posts

40 months

PH Community Bloke

Monday 3rd February
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Sagbrit said:
Are PH organising another meet this year at LMC? We attended in 2018 and your event had some excellent motors show up in the grounds of some local chateau
I'm trying to get something in for LMC! Chateau is a no go unfortunately...

If anyone has any bright ideas, I'm all ears ears

Spy

1,252 posts

157 months

Friday 7th February
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Jack Mansfield said:
Thanks Jack. Ordered my tickets smile

TwinKam

1,355 posts

45 months

Sunday 9th February
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LM Classic curious virgin here. Sell it to me! Interested in hearing about the racing format as well as the general atmosphere, particularly in terms of comparisons to LM24 which I have attended many times since 1996.
Cheers.
Rik

leyorkie

974 posts

126 months

Sunday 9th February
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Jack Mansfield said:
I'm trying to get something in for LMC! Chateau is a no go unfortunately...

If anyone has any bright ideas, I'm all ears ears
Jack,Try these
https://chateaudubailleul.com/
And there’s another one but at Vernantes which is further away.
Others closer but need idea of space required

Ignore this I got the wrong Château it’s miles away ☹️

Edited by leyorkie on Sunday 9th February 14:50

Lord.Vader

2,509 posts

89 months

Sunday 9th February
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TwinKam said:
LM Classic curious virgin here. Sell it to me! Interested in hearing about the racing format as well as the general atmosphere, particularly in terms of comparisons to LM24 which I have attended many times since 1996.
Cheers.
Rik
I last went in 2018.

It is fantastic, chilled out, the cars do appx 1 h per decade (appx), then swap.

old'uns

281 posts

83 months

Sunday 9th February
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leyorkie said:
Ignore this I got the wrong Château it’s miles away ??

Edited by leyorkie on Sunday 9th February 14:50
how about one on our doorstep....https://en.chateau-amenon.com/

i'm sure i've seen pictures of cars outside it a few years ago, possibly when it was for hire as a whole unit?
possibly a tad pricy, looks to have been transformed somewhat by the present owners.
only got around 200m or so before deviating om my MTB into their woods at the back