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Miket
24-06-05, 02:01 PM
I have been in contact with the organisers this morning and as I organised all the tickets last year, I will be automatically sent the application forms for 2006 by mid September, please dont all get in touch yet, I will post nearer the time for names and most importantly, PAYMENT :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :-} :-}


2006 - The 3rdLe Mans classic will be held on 7-8-9 July 2006
What’s new in 2006?
The eligibility period has been extended to 1979.

This will allow the following cars to take part:
BMW M1s as this vehicle was entered for Le Mans for the first time in 1979 and it symbolised BMW’s return to endurance racing.
The legendary roar of the Ferrari 512 BBs will be heard again on Les Hunaudières. These cars raced at Le Mans for the first time in 1978 and really began to make an impact the following year in the Sarthe and Daytona 24-Hour events. In 1980, the 512 BB was lightened, improved aerodynamically, found a few extra horsepower and scored some good results in the Le Mans 24 Hours with 10th place overall plus an IMSA Category victory. The 512 BB’s best performance in the Sarthe came in 1981 when one finished 5th overall.
1979 was also the year when Porsche scored its first win since the legendary 917’s success in 1971 thanks to the famous 935 coupe.
The event will now be a real 3-day affair, as the circuit will be closed from Friday afternoon onwards. This will give the different grids more practice time.

Description : A Retrospective of one of the legendary motor races in the world.
The biggest European assembly of historic cars.

The initiators : The A.C.O, creator and organiser of the Le Mans 24 Hours, and Peter Automobile, promoter of motor car events.

The date : 7-8-9 July 2006

The competition : 396 cars (+ 72 reserves), whose common feature is to have taken part in the Le Mans 24 Hours between 1923 and 1979, will be divided into 6 grids according to their period. In keeping with tradition the start will be given at 16h00 on Saturday afternoon and the chequered flag will be hung out at 16h00 on Sunday. Cars will take up their positions on a dummy Le Mans type grid before the formation lap. As a 24-Hour event would be a bit too strenuous for historic cars the drivers will race day and night with three heats for the various grids. As usual drivers will form teams made up of cars from each one of the grids.

Clubs : An assembly under the auspices of the FFVE and the FIVA. The makes’ clubs will be privileged guests at Le Mans

Automobilia : Tents and shops will house automobilia specialists and artists

Auction : The auction – cars and automobilia – will be organised by Christie’s

crendonman
24-06-05, 02:26 PM
[quote:21569b0776="Miket"], please dont all get in touch yet, I will post nearer the time for names and most importantly, PAYMENT :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :-} :-}


Mike,

Please count me in!!

I WANT :

1 Camping Pass

1 Ferry Pass

2 Entry Tickets

How much and who can I pay now!!! :D :D :finger: :finger:

V8 BJC
24-06-05, 03:28 PM
Me too - can I come free if I bring 25 litres of Horlicks :thumb:

David Large
24-06-05, 04:44 PM
Me and my mates are going to this and looking forward to it already.

kdavies3
24-06-05, 05:35 PM
I'm up for that I think. :thumb:

1 camp pass
1 ferry ticket
2 entry tickets.

No Horlicks. :D

Cheers

route66
24-06-05, 05:49 PM
18 East Anglians signed up to go.

Purple AK
24-06-05, 06:14 PM
Us too :thumb:

1 Camping Pass
1 Ferry (If it's Newhaven)
2 Race Tickets
1 Horlicks (Decaf) :D

Steve
24-06-05, 07:36 PM
mee too please


1 Camping Pass
1 Ferry (If it's Newhaven)
2 Race Tickets

Chimeara
24-06-05, 07:43 PM
Mike thanks for the info, I have already put it in my diary and will ear mark it for my 22nd birthday present to myself.

Let me know as soon as the tickets are available

Anthony

Miket
24-06-05, 08:24 PM
Are you all deaf or dim. :finger: :finger:

I'm not taking orders yet and when I do, I will not be arranging ferry tickets, camping passes and race tickets only. :( :( :thumb:

Might get a disscount on Horlicks, if I can get enough orders. :whatever:

kdavies3
27-06-05, 09:22 AM
From this years experience those of us wishing to use the Transmanche ferry from Newhaven probably won't be able to book it until about January 2006 as they don't sort their schedules too early. :-(
If only the south coast ferries were'nt so chuffing expensive. :angry::angry:

Even with the extra mileage to Newhaven I still saved a bundle over a Portsmouth or Poole sailing. :thumb:

David Large
27-06-05, 09:57 AM
From this years experience those of us wishing to use the Transmanche ferry from Newhaven probably won't be able to book it until about January 2006 as they don't sort their schedules too early. :-(
If only the south coast ferries were'nt so chuffing expensive. :angry::angry:

Even with the extra mileage to Newhaven I still saved a bundle over a Portsmouth or Poole sailing. :thumb:


Kev,

We always go through the tunnel. What did you pay for the Newhaven ferry? How long does it take and what is the frequency?
Cheers,

Neil O
27-06-05, 02:49 PM
[quote:0c1c9d81d2="Miket"]Are you all deaf or dim. :finger: :finger:


Ugh? Speak up will yer..............:whatever:

We'll be going, however we're going to 'Hotel' it this time. I just don't think I can manage the toilets/showers again!:angry:

Cheers,
Neil.

COBRA KEV01
27-06-05, 03:41 PM
I dunno Oakley.......you and your toilet humour.

Neil O
28-06-05, 01:26 PM
Kev, you muppet! I told you not to use my name here! Now they'll all want free sunglasses :angry:

Seriously though, the ACO/Le Mans organisers haven't a clue about how many toilets/showers to provide to cope with the demand. Squallid is a word that discribes the facilities, especially after a couple of days of 40 degrees......................:mad:

I'm searching for a Hotel/Gite now as I think it could be quite busy next year. The Classic is definitely the event to do in 2006. I'll probably do the Oldtimers in August(?) as well, looks pretty good event to me.

Cheers,
Neil:D

mark
28-06-05, 03:04 PM
see you there nelly,already got one of them shatoxes booked with a couple of geets on the side with in side bogs,not like owers dount gerden

oh its getan a pool anall and its 5 miles away from circut


mark (fat boy northern)

COBRA KEV01
28-06-05, 03:59 PM
I'm searching for a Hotel/Gite now as I think it could be quite busy next year. The Classic is definitely the event to do in 2006. I'll probably do the Oldtimers in August(?) as well, looks pretty good event to me.

Cheers,
Neil:D[/quote:c5e27b89a0]



Dont put your self down Neil your not an oldtimer yet,and if interested in taking a Gite with you to a hotel in lemans ,may i sugest MikeT ,although make sure you both pay the same prices!!!!!!!!!!

roger h
28-06-05, 05:45 PM
From this years experience those of us wishing to use the Transmanche ferry from Newhaven probably won't be able to book it until about January 2006 as they don't sort their schedules too early. :-(
If only the south coast ferries were'nt so chuffing expensive. :angry::angry:

Even with the extra mileage to Newhaven I still saved a bundle over a Portsmouth or Poole sailing. :thumb:


Well you could look at Speedferries out of Dover quote as of today, the same as we paid for this years trip £50 return and a 50 minute crossing

Your quote so far:

Departure Route Vessel Arrival
5.7.2006 07:45 Dover / Boulogne SpeedOne 5.7.2006 09:35
10.7.2006 21:00 Boulogne / Dover SpeedOne 10.7.2006 20:50

Price so far: £ 50,00

plod
28-06-05, 10:53 PM
[quote:9f6266d1c3="Miket"]Are you all deaf or dim. :finger: :finger:


Ugh? Speak up will yer..............:whatever:

We'll be going, however we're going to 'Hotel' it this time. I just don't think I can manage the toilets/showers again!:angry:

Cheers,
Neil.


She wont see my bum Neil!!!!!!! have you thought of that?


David, how much was the tunnel? I know up until recently, you could only get the cheap tickets for day returns.. I know from experience, we did the dov-cal crossing departing half hour later than some others ( who will remain nameless..) and we would have met up with them just sth of Dieppe as they did tthe newhaven crossing.. I say WOULD HAVE...! aint that right chaps?


oh, and I'm coming too..

Miket
28-06-05, 11:00 PM
Hi Chap

You say you are coming now, but theres plenty of time to change your mind. :finger: :thumb: :thumb:

P.S Don't forget to ask the missus this time. :D :-}

Purple AK
28-06-05, 11:10 PM
Eastbourne to Dover has gotta be 100miles (2 hours). Calais to Dieppe about the same again!! The Newhaven route, although longer on the water, Has got to be quicker longterm. And 200 miles of juice cheaper :-}

plod
28-06-05, 11:31 PM
Thanks Mike.

I told her ages ago so she's probably forgotten. I have earnt massive point this year, but I think they can only be exchangeable for the Classic.

Chris, we reckoned it to be about the same timewise, but i think a little less than 200 miles of juice...

Still newhaven next time i think..

TonyD
29-06-05, 12:41 AM
Bodger and Blagger will be there in the latest AK Lexus "incarnation"..........

Trying to book the hotel this week as I dont do camping...........with Kens underfloor exhaust I wont be putting the rear silencer back on either outside the gates, the smell from the toilet block was quite disgusting and I was under the car in full bodge mode at the time!!

Cheers,

Tony

plod
29-06-05, 08:54 AM
Bodger and Blagger will be there in the latest AK Lexus "incarnation"..........

Trying to book the hotel this week as I dont do camping...........with Kens underfloor exhaust I wont be putting the rear silencer back on either outside the gates, the smell from the toilet block was quite disgusting and I was under the car in full bodge mode at the time!!

Cheers,

Tony


Tony, have I ever seen you on scrapheap challenge? Name' familiar.. :D

Andy S
29-06-05, 11:01 AM
Will be going to the classic next year as well, and I dont need to ask the other half as she wants to go as well !!!!
What are the chances of getting a cobra club campsite, if theres enough of us it might work ???? depends on committmemt this end I suppose and of course the ACO...oh well it was but a thought.

David Large
29-06-05, 01:37 PM
[quote:01b0ffd574="Neil O"]


She wont see my bum Neil!!!!!!! have you thought of that?


David, how much was the tunnel? I know up until recently, you could only get the cheap tickets for day returns.. I know from experience, we did the dov-cal crossing departing half hour later than some others ( who will remain nameless..) and we would have met up with them just sth of Dieppe as they did tthe newhaven crossing.. I say WOULD HAVE...! aint that right chaps?


oh, and I'm coming too..

Paul,

I paid £159 return on the tunnel.

David

plod
29-06-05, 01:47 PM
Blimey, David, i think thats quite pricey. However as I said, I think the only cheap seats were for day returns with longer periods out costing a lot more.

I believe in the last 6 months they have made it £100max for anything up to 7 days or something..???

Cheers..

David Large
29-06-05, 02:14 PM
Standard rate when we booked for Le Mans was over £200. I got tickets through Continental Car Tours at £159 and that was the best deal I could find. Some of the others travelling with me tried other ways and the £159 was still the best we could get. Haven't tried to see what the latest offers are.
This is why I was interested in what was being paid on ferries. We have looked at ferries in the past but time and route has never seemed right for us and I have never thought they were much cheaper. Obviously time to re-visit this.

Purple AK
29-06-05, 07:56 PM
:eek: Kev will correct me if i'm wrong ;) But I think the guys only paid £85 this year. which included, Race tickets, Camping passes and the Newhaven Ferry!!!!!

kdavies3
29-06-05, 08:18 PM
That's right Chris.
I just wacked the price of the all the tickets, camping passes etc. between all of the people going it worked out at £85 all in. :D

The Transmanche ferry part of that was £71 but that included a car and up 5 passengers. A real bargain. :thumb:

Andy S
29-06-05, 08:58 PM
So why dont we organise a ferry for us all and speak to the ACO about a complete or big part of a campsite for just us complete with loos and showers?????

route66
29-06-05, 09:43 PM
So why dont we organise a ferry for us all and speak to the ACO about a complete or big part of a campsite for just us complete with loos and showers?????

This has been attempted before by other Le Mans interest groups etc. The ACO, being french, of course, don't seem to be that interested.

Don't hold your breath.

For 2004's Classic, the Maison Blanche campsite was used for camping. The site wasn't overly full, especially towards the far end.

Steve

Miket
29-06-05, 09:59 PM
I agree, we where at the front of the site towards the entrance, we had loads of room and an added bonus of nicely cut grass and tarmac roads. :thumb: :thumb:

Andy S
29-06-05, 10:40 PM
No harm in asking though is there ??

route66
29-06-05, 10:54 PM
No harm in asking though is there ??

Well volunteered http://www.lemans.org/aco/pages/contacts/index_gb.html

Andy S
29-06-05, 11:09 PM
I will gladly lend a hand in trying but I do not wish to step on grandads (Miket) toes seeing as he has already been in touch with the ACO etc, and started this thread, and has attended the classic before which I unfortunately havnt, just the main event, but if anyone wants a hand let me know. Or maybe the area reps can organise their regions then get together on the forum and arrange it jointly between them???? Just a thought.

Miket
29-06-05, 11:34 PM
Andy

Not a problem mate, you carry on and see if you can do anything, I only put my name forward as the ACO and Peter Auto, who are the joint organisers will contact me regarding race and camping tickets, it is better to stay on Maison Blanc as it is only 5 mins walk from the stands, which are free with the race tickets.

Anyway, what's all this with the Grandad, yes I know I will soon be one, but I can still pull a Bunny Girl when needed, especially as I still have all my own hair. :D ;) :thumb:

David Large
30-06-05, 06:16 AM
That's right Chris.
I just wacked the price of the all the tickets, camping passes etc. between all of the people going it worked out at £85 all in. :D

The Transmanche ferry part of that was £71 but that included a car and up 5 passengers. A real bargain. :thumb:


Kev, Was this a package thro someone like continental car tours. First time I went (1997) I used them .......I recall it was about £100 per person......but I don't do camping any more. £85 per head is a real deal, but only if you like camping.

mclark
30-06-05, 07:55 AM
Can I come as the black sheep of the family!!

kdavies3
30-06-05, 08:01 AM
Hi Michael,
where have you been hiding? :D in the garage I guess. :thumb:

I guess you may be welcomed back into he fold, but will the Ultima be finished in time? :D

David L,
no special packages, I just organised everything direct from the ACO, Transmanche etc. got discount on the tickets for bulk order etc. :thumb:

mclark
30-06-05, 10:47 AM
Hi Kev,

Yup, been locked in my garage now since November but the car is now nigh on finished. Should be firing it up this weekend if all goes to plan.

So as long as I'm allowed to follow teh cobra crowd I'll be bringing the Ultima and my eldest son Thomas.

Cheers

Michael

Miket
30-06-05, 10:54 AM
Hi Michael

You will be more than welcome, I suppose coming in an Utima has got to be better than be a passenger with Plod. :finger: :D :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

mclark
30-06-05, 11:10 AM
At least you guys won't have to act as my pit crew ;-)

plod
30-06-05, 11:27 AM
Hi Michael

You will be more than welcome, I suppose coming in an Utima has got to be better than be a passenger with Plod. :finger: :D :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Yeah you're all very funny.....

:finger: :angry:

Andy S
30-06-05, 01:15 PM
Right just so that I know what I'm talking about when I speak to the ACO are we organising this in our own regions ? or are we trying to get a block booking for everyone?????
Makes sence either way but probably easier to do in our own regions I suspect, but we all aim to stay in Maison Blanch for those that are camping.
Mike thats the worst Peter Stringfellow impersonnation I have seen in a long time!!!!!!!! that horlicks really has affected you mate!!

plod
01-07-05, 01:31 AM
I'd run both ideas past them Andy,and gauge reaction. Can you polish my shoes too please?

plod
11-07-05, 06:29 PM
Hey look!

Bought this for some family cub weekend but I think it would be great for next year. it is supposed to sleep 5 but for a do like Le Mans, it could easily take double that so potentially, it means that 4 other cobs would not require a tent leaving you more space in you boot for ermm... welll.. something else instead.

It could require you having to perform menial repair works onmy car if needed and you would have to put up with my bed hair..

Oh, it doesn't come with showers either..

well I would, but I cant post the pic. It wont let me. It's only a tent.. :-(

Anyone....? It shows a bar with something saying the sum of all my attachements..?

mclark
11-07-05, 06:37 PM
Hey Paul,

You could keep it sleeping 4 and use the rest of the space as a workshop :D

You also forgot to mention your hangovers :p

Michael

plod
11-07-05, 06:50 PM
Done it. Apparently all th euploads I have downloaded or whatever have been saved so it tipped my allowance over the edge.

Anyway, this tent. It's so big, even my hangovers wont be seen.. :D

:finger: Michael..

mclark
11-07-05, 07:07 PM
Thats not a tent, that's a 2nd world war air raid shelter.

Purple AK
11-07-05, 09:07 PM
Mandy and the Kids made a good job of putting it up ;)

crendonman
12-07-05, 05:05 PM
Done it. Apparently all th euploads I have downloaded or whatever have been saved so it tipped my allowance over the edge.

Anyway, this tent. It's so big, even my hangovers wont be seen.. :D

:finger: Michael..

ITS A FRICKIN PALACE!!!! :D

colinnewbold
20-06-06, 10:01 AM
Bill Telford and I (289 Register) are staying off-track at a nearby campsite organised by Callander Classics. We arrive Thursday afternoon (6th) and leave Monday morning (10th)

We will already be in France having spent the previous weekend at the Reims Classic Car festival, further North.

Obviously it would be neat if we could get a mega meet of Cobs organised while we were all there. We could join you I guess at Maison Blanche in the ealry evening on Thursday (once we've set up camp) and then convoy round the circuit together, perhaps ending up in the village of Mulsanne where there are restaurants either side of the main road, with parking outside.

Alternatively (and if we can't gain access to Maison Blanche - after all, Bill and I've already paid for our campsite and I'm not sure if the track tickets we're getting will grant us access to Maison Blanche), a place where I've met people before is the petrol station at the end of the Mulsanne Straight - you have to tun left (away from the circuit) and there's a big forecourt just a few yards down on the left.

What say the rest of you?

Colin

PS My mobile is 07785 548 888

badger
20-06-06, 10:11 AM
I'd love to join you and Bill Colin - BUT. I've just had my stuff from Callander and they say that the track passes were over-subscribed and they've refunded me the money for them. Did you get some then?