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I'm going to Le Mans again this year.

Last year I met up with Plastic Pig and his group who were only too happy to let me hoke around their fine collection for a while. They even offered me steak fresh from the BBQ!

Anybody planning on going again this year?
It will be my 6th concurrent year!
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Going down for my third year.

Probably not going in an Alfa though, probably going in my brother's Honda CRV. I'll be wearing a disguise.
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Will be there this year. It'll be my first one - am so looking forward to a great experience. It's effectively my stag weekend as am getting married in July - worried about what the boys may do to me but what the hey I get to reciprocate on them when they tie the knot! Will be there in the 166!
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Last year I met up with Plastic Pig and his group who were only too happy to let me hoke around their fine collection for a while. They even offered me steak fresh from the BBQ!
See you there, McGuinn. We'll be in the same campsite. Can't promise steak again, but it'll be good to see you.
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Way to go!!! Le Mans is the biggest stag party in the world - and there's some racing too. Excellent choice.
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Plastic Pig - your profile picture reminds me of a question I had. Are there any official Le Mans stickers available to buy to stick on a car? Seeing my friends Supra with a Nurburgring sticker on it made think that maybe this is so?
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Are there any official Le Mans stickers available to buy to stick on a car?
Yes. There's an official rear-window sticker (rectangular style) done every year. I'm a member of the ACO and usually get one in my membership pack. You might be able to buy some from the ACO shop (click here).
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I'm hopefully taking the GTV along this year if it gets out of the bodyshop in time. Is anyone else camping at Maison Blanche?
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This will be my first year too. I can't wait Hoping that my recently purchased 1750 GTV will be ready in time.

It would be great to meet up with other Alfisti. We are going to be in Maison Blanche Zone B. Anyone else going to be close by?

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We are in Basejour, which is near the Porsche curves. Nice and central.

Some things you must do;
- Have a bite to eat at a road side cafe in Arnage, and enjoy the car show as you eat. Usually hots up around midnight.
- Watch the race at night at the Arnage spectator area.
- Take a few pairs of earplugs.
- Go to the 'secret' cafe on the Mulsanne straight for a beer and a sandwich. You can sneak through the field next to it for a super spectating position about 2 metres from the track. The 'vettes make your insides shake as they pass at 200mph.
- Do some souvenir shopping in the Le Mans 'village'.
- Sit under the trees at Tetre Rouge and have a mid morning snooze.

I can't wait! We are going a day early this year so hope to catch the drivers parade in Le Mans city centre, as well as have a pit walk.

[Parthia] Live the dream!
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I'll be there .. in the Brera

First time of visiting - I'm camping in Houx Annexe.

taking the chunnel over thursday lunchtime, going back monday..

wouldn't mind meeting up with a few alfisti at some point...

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I Can't be there. My dad's Civic had a problem with its Honda brake disc and I won't use my Alfa. If I'll be using it, I might be the one to pay for the gasoline
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Glad to see you folks going to the best 4 days of the year ! missed a few years but taking GTV over for a few days touring prior to Wed./ Mon. at Beausejour . If I cant find Alfa flag to fly then look out for Welsh dragon at Porche curves.
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I Can't be there. My dad's Civic had a problem with its Honda brake disc and I won't use my Alfa. If I'll be using it, I might be the one to pay for the gasoline
kling, why are you trying to advertise a Honda parts website on an Alfa Romeo forum? I notice it isn't the first time you have linked to the site.
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I'll be there for my fifth year in a row.
Going in my GTV this time - massive fuel bill but hey.
Be in Beausejour, not the best but it was a last minute thing.
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I am gutted - GTV not going to be out of the garage on time so having to take the Passat - not in the spirit of things.

However, we will be beer mountaineering over in Maison Blanche - look for "Camp U.N.I.T" flag and an blata blatino (Italian vehicle substitute for the weekend). Any Alfisti welcome to pop over for a beer.
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I am gutted - GTV not going to be out of the garage on time so having to take the Passat - not in the spirit of things.
I'm gutted too. I won't be able to take my 1750 GTV. The news was broken to me yesterday that the bottom end needs rebuilding

So we'll be coming down in a 146. At least its an Alfa. The forthcoming large and unexpected repair bill means that there will have to be a significant reduction in the beer and wine budget

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Hi all, Just a alfa 156 2.0 this weekend, did the 200 miles drive home so i am taking it to le mans, whats the worst that can happen, lol. Travelling from Portsmouth to le havre 11.00 pm wed night on LD Lines and we are staying in Maison Blanche. Any one on the same Crossing and fancy meeting up for a beer.
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Going dover to bologne on the fast cat.
Nice short crossing then a good four hour blast down through france to Le Mans - Should be pretty good.
Generator is broken though so going to have to put up with warm beer - hope there is a bar close
 
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Hi all, Just a alfa 156 2.0 this weekend, did the 200 miles drive home so i am taking it to le mans, whats the worst that can happen, lol. Travelling from Portsmouth to le havre 11.00 pm wed night on LD Lines and we are staying in Maison Blanche. Any one on the same Crossing and fancy meeting up for a beer.
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Andy:
I might cross paths with you on the M27 as you get towards Portsmouth area ...as I leave it (from Fareham) ....heading for Newhaven to join up with Plastic Pig and others for the Dieppe crossing a little later than yours!

We are in Blue Nord, around 7-8 Alfa's in our group if my count is right.

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