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Le Mans 2004

So who is going to Le Mans 2004?
Been there 2003 and 2002, bringing car next year I hope...

Could we organise an Alfa meeting area/tent-pitch?
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I'll be at Le Mans with a crew from the Sussex Coast and Surrey sections of the AROC. We'll be camping inside the circuit (usually near the Dunlop bridge). Check out some photos (near middle and bottom of page) from a couple of our last visits.

You MUST take the car. The drive down/back is a blast.
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Bill,

What's the story with camping in there? If I arrive during practice, can you buy a placement or are they all sold out? I think I have an idea where you were last year... near the Grand Marnier Crepes stand???
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by McGuinn:
<strong>So who is going to Le Mans 2004?
Been there 2003 and 2002, bringing car next year I hope...

Could we organise an Alfa meeting area/tent-pitch?</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by McGuinn:
<strong>So who is going to Le Mans 2004?
Been there 2003 and 2002, bringing car next year I hope...

Could we organise an Alfa meeting area/tent-pitch?</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Try to get in Maison Blanche, (best camp site), Will be there (as per last 20 years!!). will have either a 156 or 166. You won't miss us!
 
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Is it simple to get tickets on the day/days leading to the race?
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Date next year is likely to be 12th/13th June (the race is usually on the second Saturday).

Entrance tickets are easy to pick up once you get there, but grandstand and camping tickets need to be bought in advance. You can order from the ACO web site ( www.lemans.org ). Be warned that the camping tickets are probably already sold out unless you get a package from a travel company such as Just Tickets.

Ferries will also be filling up already.
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Id say plan as early as you can. We went out there on the Wednesday this year, and that was cool. By thursday night it was filling up! Its just Awesome, every true petrol head has to do Le Mans at least once. Trouble is, do it once and you'll be hooked.

Im planning to go down on the Friday next year, but our tribe are going on the Wednesday again, to get the pitch ready! I just turn up! SORTED!

Dont Miss Friday down the Mulsane, the police have clamed down a bit, but its like wot the max power idiots get up too, but with Proper cars (Ferrari's, Astons, Lambo's etc. Drive down, take some beer and sit back and watch the rich smoke hundreds of pounds woth of rubber. An top experience!!

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That's excellent advice from Spooky. Get down early to grab a campsite pitch, take in the Wednesady and Thursday night practices and wheel your ass down the Mulsanne on Friday.

The ferries, the roads down and the campsites are chokka with tasty motors. Some say this is better than the race itself. Well... that and gallons of cheap beer.
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Last year I found two herses with TVR 'branded' rear wings...! Looked mad!
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Its the old Volvo painted in the Silk Cut Jag livery that makes me laugh!
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That Volvo has been on the same boat as us for the past three years. It's a right of passage for rookies to be taken over to admire it!

We stopped in Rouen once and he came past with Union Jacks flying. Incredibly, he had picked up a friend and was driving in convoy with a MkV Cortina estate in the same colour scheme!
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