2021 - Don't get too excited

2021 - Don't get too excited

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df76

3,188 posts

248 months

Saturday 21st August
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lowdrag said:
I had the marshals round yesterday late afternoon and they were chuckling about the Fun Cup and one car on the Mulsanne losing most of its bodywork, ripped off the chassis by air pressure. so I thought I'd look up this race and learn a bit. I couldn't believe my eyes! €11,500 plus VAT entry fee yikesyikes Is that just for this race or the series?
That would be just for the Le Mans race.

old'uns

422 posts

103 months

Saturday 21st August
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B-in-L paid 1800 euro for the VIP Ferrari parade laps and whatever else that entailed

Tyre Smoke

18,727 posts

231 months

Saturday 21st August
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I'm glad I'm not there. With so few people it looks like there is no atmosphere at all.

surveyor

15,948 posts

154 months

Saturday 21st August
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Tyre Smoke said:
I'm glad I'm not there. With so few people it looks like there is no atmosphere at all.
Plenty of atmosphere. Everyone here is delighted to be back. May have peaked slightly early this year though. Today has been a trial.

df76

3,188 posts

248 months

Saturday 21st August
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surveyor said:
Tyre Smoke said:
I'm glad I'm not there. With so few people it looks like there is no atmosphere at all.
Plenty of atmosphere. Everyone here is delighted to be back. May have peaked slightly early this year though. Today has been a trial.
I was just thinking about how great it would be to be at Le Mans this evening! Roll on 22 months..

Edited by df76 on Saturday 21st August 20:05

EarlOfHazzard

3,069 posts

128 months

Saturday 21st August
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A few mates went this year (I couldn't go in the end), just been sent a vid near the grandstand, looks busy enough, although not as busy as it usually is..

delta0

1,451 posts

76 months

Saturday 21st August
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EarlOfHazzard said:
A few mates went this year (I couldn't go in the end), just been sent a vid near the grandstand, looks busy enough, although not as busy as it usually is..
Got some pics from friends there and the grandstands were not full and attendance very low compared to previous years.

df76

3,188 posts

248 months

Saturday 21st August
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delta0 said:
EarlOfHazzard said:
A few mates went this year (I couldn't go in the end), just been sent a vid near the grandstand, looks busy enough, although not as busy as it usually is..
Got some pics from friends there and the grandstands were not full and attendance very low compared to previous years.
It's capped at 50k spectators, and I'm not sure they've got that them all in.

EarlOfHazzard

3,069 posts

128 months

Saturday 21st August
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delta0 said:
EarlOfHazzard said:
A few mates went this year (I couldn't go in the end), just been sent a vid near the grandstand, looks busy enough, although not as busy as it usually is..
Got some pics from friends there and the grandstands were not full and attendance very low compared to previous years.
sorry should have been clearer: behind the grandstand there's the bar area...that is looking busy,..

WonkeyDonkey

1,671 posts

73 months

Saturday 21st August
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I did notice that at sunset Indianapolis/Arnage was a lot more sparse than usual.

Shame, I would have loved to have gone again this year as I haven't been since my son was born.

Probably wait another year or so and take him when he's old enough to come with me.

Antler

41 posts

113 months

Sunday 22nd August
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Can anyone on the spot tell me what the food options are like in Arnage? We're camping at Houx Annexe but might take a trip out for breakfast or maybe lunch.

lowdrag

11,672 posts

183 months

Sunday 22nd August
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You are quite near a restaurant, although you don't probably know it. Out of Houx, turn right to the roundabout at the back entrance, left into the industrial park, and right to the end. There's a restaurant on the there called The Casque. I assume it i open because there are also over 100 bedrooms in the came building. Usually a giant screen in the courtyard too.

Antler

41 posts

113 months

Sunday 22nd August
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Thanks, that's really helpful. We'll check it out. Brown Aston DBS (the proper one - 1971hehe) in case anyone else is around and wants to say hi.

Antler

41 posts

113 months

Sunday 22nd August
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We called in this morning but it looked a bit formal for breakfast for us campsite scruffs. Great collection of cars though.

lowdrag

11,672 posts

183 months

Sunday 22nd August
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The owner Alain is very open to all types. He even put my name up amongst the glitterati in the courtyard so if I am in their it is scruffs paradise.

Ben Jk

1,179 posts

136 months

Sunday 22nd August
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Must admit - looking at footage I am glad we deferred this year and moved our booking to next year. Looks very quiet fans wise which is obviously expected with numbers cap. Whilst I bet the lack of queues etc is nice I think some of the atmosphere would be lost.

Antler

41 posts

113 months

Sunday 22nd August
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lowdrag said:
The owner Alain is very open to all types. He even put my name up amongst the glitterati in the courtyard so if I am in their it is scruffs paradise.
Indeed we were welcomed, but members of the party felt that a roadside cafe in Arnage was what they wanted. Car spotting was nothing like normal (not helped by the roadworks and red and white barriers), but there were a few cars of interest. Even a rather nice Renault 17!

Output Flange

16,484 posts

181 months

Sunday 22nd August
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Ben Jk said:
Must admit - looking at footage I am glad we deferred this year and moved our booking to next year. Looks very quiet fans wise which is obviously expected with numbers cap. Whilst I bet the lack of queues etc is nice I think some of the atmosphere would be lost.
I’ve been here, and it’s been great. If you are coming for Mad Friday, then no it wouldn’t have been for you, but the campsite has been friendly as ever, the racing was good and no queues (other than for breakfast in the ACO enclosure) has been great!