Desolation Row

Desolation Row

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LawrieC

255 posts

63 months

Sunday 20th September
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lowdrag said:
Here's one I took in 1994.
That's more how I remember it. smile

France often looks like a spread out builders yard. This is the back of the village years ago


And tell the locals we'll be back in force next year, Brexit providing wavey

Great Dane

2,453 posts

125 months

Monday 21st September
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Fell out of love with going there in '17... way too much hassle travelling on my own from Scotland and spending most of the time at the circuit on my own too, travel buddy running around taking picture... So I am sorry Le Mans but I am keeping my money to myself - even stopped my ACO membership after 15 years. PS Interesting seeing those bars from the inside in all those years I have never been a patron my travel buddy and others I travel with don't really drink.

PS Remember next year there will be even more bother: International Driving Liscence, Green insurance card, extended custums' chaos and checks plus a tanking pound making going there too expensive for many


Edited by Great Dane on Monday 21st September 19:01


Edited by Great Dane on Monday 21st September 19:38

delta0

1,310 posts

65 months

Monday 21st September
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Great Dane said:
Fell out of love with going there in '17... way too much hassle travelling on my own from Scotland and spending most of the time at the circuit on my own too, travel buddy running around taking picture... So I am sorry Le Mans but I am keeping my money to myself - even stopped my ACO membership after 15 years. PS Interesting seeing those bars from the inside in all those years I have never been a patron my travel buddy and others I travel with don't really drink.

PS Remember next year there will be even more bother: International Driving Liscence, Green insurance card, extended custums' chaos and checks plus a tanking pound making going there too expensive for many


Edited by Great Dane on Monday 21st September 19:01


Edited by Great Dane on Monday 21st September 19:38
It’s unlikely a IDP will be needed. They don’t need them for US licenses in France. Green insurance card is good practice anyway and I usually get one from my insurance provider. Customs will be like going through the airport, “anything to declare?”.

David W.

1,612 posts

168 months

Monday 21st September
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[quote=Great Dane]Fell out of love with going there in '17... way too much hassle travelling on my own from Scotland and spending most of the time at the circuit on my own too, travel buddy running around taking picture... So I am sorry Le Mans but I am keeping my money to myself - even stopped my ACO membership after 15 years. PS Interesting seeing those bars from the inside in all those years I have never been a patron my travel buddy and others I travel with don't really drink.

PS Remember next year there will be even more bother: International Driving Liscence, Green insurance card, extended custums' chaos and checks plus a tanking pound making going there too expensive for many


Edited by Great Dane on Monday 21st September 19:01


Edited by Great Dane on Monday 21st September 19:38
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Oh please cheer up!

Great Dane

2,453 posts

125 months

Monday 21st September
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Edited by Great Dane on Monday 21st September 19:38
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Oh please cheer up!

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Doesn't matter not going anyway... I have to drive on my own with an overnight stop going down and back on My buddie doesn't arrive until wednesday night... leaves sunday morning - no joke

Great Dane

2,453 posts

125 months

Monday 21st September
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Great Dane said:
Edited by Great Dane on Monday 21st September 19:38
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Oh please cheer up!
Doesn't matter not going anyway... I have to drive on my own with an overnight stop in England going down and back up My buddy doesn't arrive until wednesday night... leaves on sunday morning around 10 - no joke

LM240

3,391 posts

177 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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Great Dane said:
Doesn't matter not going anyway... I have to drive on my own with an overnight stop in England going down and back up My buddy doesn't arrive until wednesday night... leaves on sunday morning around 10 - no joke
Glasgow to Paris flight 1h 50... hire car... Paris to Le Mans 2h

Tyre Smoke

15,701 posts

220 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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He sounds like he doesn't want to go anyway. No point in trying to convince him.

Robscim

728 posts

215 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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Great Dane said:
Doesn't matter not going anyway... I have to drive on my own with an overnight stop in England going down and back up My buddy doesn't arrive until wednesday night... leaves on sunday morning around 10 - no joke
It's not Le Mans that's the issue - it's going with the wrong mates!!! smash

Sort that, and you'll be back all revved up again!! driving

Rob

wsn03

1,532 posts

60 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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Robscim said:
Great Dane said:
Doesn't matter not going anyway... I have to drive on my own with an overnight stop in England going down and back up My buddy doesn't arrive until wednesday night... leaves on sunday morning around 10 - no joke
It's not Le Mans that's the issue - it's going with the wrong mates!!! smash

Sort that, and you'll be back all revved up again!! driving

Rob
I'd kind of always planned to do Le Mans on my own, never thought I'd end up with groups in double figures. Love my own company, especially travelling. Did Assen TT that way twice, it was memorable. My main Le Mans mate does his travelling on his own, while I accompany all the people that have joined our group - a proper convoy / logistical upheaval.

Great Dane

2,453 posts

125 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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All I can say that my racing situation is complicated and when it is difficult with certain people coming together... one just avoids it.... One friend is a fish out of water and asks about everything for instance and clings and clings he is 66. Instead of going, I make my own spotters' guide which is published here and on several sites on FB... https://www.dropbox.com/s/q9tkqxdrfgvksws/LM%20202... I guess next year it might be popular because Andy Blackmore has announced today that he is stopping doing them

lowdrag

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10,889 posts

172 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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Beermountain had a great annual review of bars, things to do and places to see, together with photos of each car, taken during the preliminaries a fortnight earlier. I used to help out with it. But they discontinued it a few years back now.

Great Dane

2,453 posts

125 months

Wednesday 23rd September
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lowdrag said:
Beermountain had a great annual review of bars, things to do and places to see, together with photos of each car, taken during the preliminaries a fortnight earlier. I used to help out with it. But they discontinued it a few years back now.
Andy Blackmore is stopping doing his guides will not do LM next year ... mine is the only one (apart from the official) and it has pictures and drivers' helmets

hyper jay

525 posts

114 months

Friday 25th September
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Thank you for the pics .Really sad to see , i have had so many good times there hopefully we all can again !

cn7k7

55 posts

103 months

Saturday 26th September
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Great Dane said:
lowdrag said:
Beermountain had a great annual review of bars, things to do and places to see, together with photos of each car, taken during the preliminaries a fortnight earlier. I used to help out with it. But they discontinued it a few years back now.
Andy Blackmore is stopping doing his guides will not do LM next year ... mine is the only one (apart from the official) and it has pictures and drivers' helmets
Cheer up, you’re sounding like the depressed robot from Hitch Hikers Guide....maybe the next time join different company, seems to be plenty of people on here that I don’t know yet but look forward to meeting next year at the place that is not mentioned

Chopper01

87 posts

127 months

Friday 2nd October
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Very sad to see. Should be heaving with happy race fans. Although doesn’t look the same as a weekend in June.

Lowdrag, ever grateful for your insight and mutual heartbreak that the place we love is suffering. Fingers crossed that we get back to something resembling normal in time for June 2021