Le Mans goers 2020 assemble here

Le Mans goers 2020 assemble here

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Lovey1

168 posts

139 months

Tuesday 21st July
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I'm in if it goes ahead. 3 of the 4 of our party should be coming but may drop to 2. Staying in Maison Blanche so should be a pretty obvious White village for us.

teapee

3 posts

3 months

Tuesday 21st July
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Hi

Signed up to PH just to get more info really. 2020 is to be my first Le Mans, so I won't have any other experience for comparison of course!

Who knows what village we'll be put into - I have general admittance tickets only - and other travelling companions have sorted the campsite pitches. They booked in Blue Nord (6 pitches for the group), they booked my car parking in Blanc, and I sorted my own ACO membership and tickets for me and the wife.

Just hoping that "somehow" we'll magically all be assigned the same village else we'll not be able to reach our tent! (They're taking a van of our kit, we're taking an the more impracticable vehicle but having a road trip!)

Looking forward to it - just hope we can swap our village if we're not all together!
Tuesday 21st July
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Yep, we’re going. Tertre Rouge and it looks to be about 8 of us.

MCSV8

771 posts

221 months

Tuesday 21st July
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I'll be there in a party of 10. Staying in Houx, so presumably the green village. Expecting to have access from Dunlop Bridge to Tertre Rouge. Luckily ACO Chappelle members' area is in that zone. This will have to do as I furloughed the grandstand tickets to next year.

Bring it on !!

LM240

3,374 posts

176 months

Tuesday 21st July
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MCSV8 said:
I'll be there in a party of 10. Staying in Houx, so presumably the green village. Expecting to have access from Dunlop Bridge to Tertre Rouge. Luckily ACO Chappelle members' area is in that zone. This will have to do as I furloughed the grandstand tickets to next year.

Bring it on !!
Looks like inside area of Tertre Rouge is only viewing area for green zone.

The aco Chappelle area looks like it comes under red, which also gets the Dunlop bridge to cross and Dunlop chicane down to the outside of tertre rouge.

Mad Mike

335 posts

171 months

Tuesday 21st July
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3 no shows for our gang of 8. 4 hard core +1 medium core smile
Everyone is ready and willing for what ever we arrive to. The camping site opening is a problem though, normally arrive Monday evening hmmm frown
BSJ so inside of Porsche curves isn’t so bad, I assume we can still get to pubs and bars off circuit

Mike

phil633

173 posts

172 months

Tuesday 21st July
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12 of us hoping it happens in Beausajour. Usually closer to 30 but some have other commitments.

wsn03

1,527 posts

59 months

Tuesday 21st July
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teapee said:
Hi

Signed up to PH just to get more info really. 2020 is to be my first Le Mans, so I won't have any other experience for comparison of course!

Who knows what village we'll be put into - I have general admittance tickets only - and other travelling companions have sorted the campsite pitches. They booked in Blue Nord (6 pitches for the group), they booked my car parking in Blanc, and I sorted my own ACO membership and tickets for me and the wife.

Just hoping that "somehow" we'll magically all be assigned the same village else we'll not be able to reach our tent! (They're taking a van of our kit, we're taking an the more impracticable vehicle but having a road trip!)

Looking forward to it - just hope we can swap our village if we're not all together!
Hello
You definitely win the prize for most insane decision of the year laugh

Whatever you experience I can guarantee will be 10% of the event under normal circumstances.

Le Mans this year by the sounds of it will be more akin to a night time rally in Wales, up in the hills with a few bobble hat wearing motor geeks. For me personally that'll do!

I hope your crew really like racing cars, because there won't be anything else to see by normal standards.

I would go again next year just to see and enjoy the stark contrast.

One thing for sure, you will be able to say "I was there !" Not many others will.

Enjoy, fire away with questions

davidd

6,099 posts

242 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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We normally take 8-12, this year it is just 4 of us. From what I can gather a lot are dropping out.

surveyor

14,863 posts

142 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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wsn03 said:
teapee said:
Hi

Signed up to PH just to get more info really. 2020 is to be my first Le Mans, so I won't have any other experience for comparison of course!

Who knows what village we'll be put into - I have general admittance tickets only - and other travelling companions have sorted the campsite pitches. They booked in Blue Nord (6 pitches for the group), they booked my car parking in Blanc, and I sorted my own ACO membership and tickets for me and the wife.

Just hoping that "somehow" we'll magically all be assigned the same village else we'll not be able to reach our tent! (They're taking a van of our kit, we're taking an the more impracticable vehicle but having a road trip!)

Looking forward to it - just hope we can swap our village if we're not all together!
Hello
You definitely win the prize for most insane decision of the year laugh

Whatever you experience I can guarantee will be 10% of the event under normal circumstances.

Le Mans this year by the sounds of it will be more akin to a night time rally in Wales, up in the hills with a few bobble hat wearing motor geeks. For me personally that'll do!

I hope your crew really like racing cars, because there won't be anything else to see by normal standards.

I would go again next year just to see and enjoy the stark contrast.

One thing for sure, you will be able to say "I was there !" Not many others will.

Enjoy, fire away with questions
We are all wec enthusiasts and enthusiasts of sitting in the camp with a beer..

Sounds perfect!

teapee

3 posts

3 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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wsn03 said:
Le Mans this year by the sounds of it will be more akin to a night time rally in Wales, up in the hills with a few bobble hat wearing motor geeks. For me personally that'll do!
Sounds perfect to me - did plenty of that in the 80s smile


XJR9LM

54 posts

125 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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2 of us still going, Camping Bleu although we wont arrive till the Friday now.

//j17

3,562 posts

181 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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I'm still tossing up between the planned Thursday arrival or swapping to Friday...

Biker 1

4,492 posts

77 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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I hope to be there - party of 3. Went last time in 2003(!!!)
I have no idea where we're staying as I'm a lazy bd & my mate's sorting it all out. hehe

WhiteBaron

1,296 posts

184 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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Will be there,


How is not sorted yet, but plan to get there Wednesday night, camping in maison Blanche.

Group was 16, can see it being a 3rd of that possibly


Hopefully white zone means we can still access stand 21

MCSV8

771 posts

221 months

Thursday 23rd July
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LM240 said:
MCSV8 said:
I'll be there in a party of 10. Staying in Houx, so presumably the green village. Expecting to have access from Dunlop Bridge to Tertre Rouge. Luckily ACO Chappelle members' area is in that zone. This will have to do as I furloughed the grandstand tickets to next year.

Bring it on !!
Looks like inside area of Tertre Rouge is only viewing area for green zone.

The aco Chappelle area looks like it comes under red, which also gets the Dunlop bridge to cross and Dunlop chicane down to the outside of tertre rouge.
Looking at a very low-res map on Reddit, it looks like main Houx will be in the yellow zone, which is the inside of the Ford Chicane/ Maison Blanche near the corporate hospitality areas. No idea of the source of this map, as it does not show up anywhere else.




Truckosaurus

7,761 posts

242 months

Thursday 23rd July
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MCSV8 said:
... No idea of the source of this map...
Source of the map seems to have been the Danish tour company's "we are cancelling our 2020 tours" webpage.

With luck the ACO should publish the high res version in 2/3 weeks time once they start announcing the final plans.

JT3K

300 posts

88 months

Friday 24th July
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MCSV8 said:
Looking at a very low-res map on Reddit, it looks like main Houx will be in the yellow zone, which is the inside of the Ford Chicane/ Maison Blanche near the corporate hospitality areas. No idea of the source of this map, as it does not show up anywhere else.
That's me.

Sorry about the potato quality, it's the only one floating about at the moment. It was indeed the one leaked by the Danish (?) tour operator. If I get the info, I get it up there but I'm waiting for a better copy too!

themarsh

13 posts

62 months

Thursday 30th July
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Our 3 usual suspects will be going as usual.
Had booked Mulsanne Campsite & Arnage/Mulsanne entrance tickets in January, so logically should be in Village Beige. I certainly hope so.
More room on the campsite, less crowded on the hill to view the race, shorter queues for toilets & showers etc
It’s looking better all the time.
Just hope our usual drinking holes are open

eps

5,230 posts

227 months

Thursday 30th July
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We're going. Wednesday to Sunday, we'd already planned a short trip anyway.

Just 6 of us.

At the moment T17 and Epinettes - but these were booked separately so I don't know how the ACO are going to work that one out!