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Old 25 May 2017, 11:49 (Ref:3735924)   #2011
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i do not bother with grandstand seat at the main race but for the classic, seats in the ACO stand and access to the bar/food/loos/showers are essential, if you take the discounts and access you get into consideration then being a member of the ACO is well worth the outlay of 100 euro's
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Old 25 May 2017, 17:14 (Ref:3735966)   #2012
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i do not bother with grandstand seat at the main race but for the classic, seats in the ACO stand and access to the bar/food/loos/showers are essential, if you take the discounts and access you get into consideration then being a member of the ACO is well worth the outlay of 100 euro's
Access to the main bar/food and the downstairs loos/showers in the Durand grandstand 17 are available to members during the 24 Hours, even without a grandstand seat
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Old 25 May 2017, 17:53 (Ref:3735972)   #2013
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I've been a member since 1997 and will continue to renew as long as I go. It obviously assists (normally) with the grandstand seats, then there is the Club Espace which can be a haven at busy times and the facilities in T17, but I also like the post-race pack. As Rene says, bizarrely it does feel good to be a member of the club that organises something I enjoy so much.....
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Old 25 May 2017, 20:29 (Ref:3736033)   #2014
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oh i forgot the bonus of a pack when you arrive which includes poster car sticker and programme and yes the extra facilities and places to relax are very welcome
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Old 27 May 2017, 21:56 (Ref:3736510)   #2015
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Was looking for the new series on the 24 hour on amazon prime after seeing an advert for it, saw the trailer and it starts on the 9th of June, but saw they had the 24 hour war (ford v ferrari) on there, so watched that, boy was it good and certainly stirred the excitement for the coming weeks. If anyone has not seen that film yet do watch it
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Old 28 May 2017, 10:51 (Ref:3736621)   #2016
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The 24 hour war docu is good, but the book it's based on, Go Like Hell by A.J. Baime is much much better. Read it, you won't regret it.
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It is a great book......
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Well, I watched the 24 Hour War last night - enjoyed it a lot. But must read the book again now. Today, I watched Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans. Enjoyed that very much too. Can't believe I never got round to watching it before! Again, I must re-read the book (A French Kiss with Death).
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By the way, both Stirling Moss and Mario Andretti were described as Le Mans Winners in the 24 Hours War. Of course, I assume they meant class winners.....
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Old 29 May 2017, 20:12 (Ref:3737217)   #2020
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Yes i picked that up, but as far as some American journalists are concerned Corvette has won several times in recent years so yes they are talking about class wins
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If we're talking about things to watch I've recently reacquainted myself with The Speed Merchants, which I still think is about the finest piece of film about sportscars imaginable - the footage of the first few laps at Le Mans is staggering.
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Neither Moss nor Andretti ever had a win at le Mans. Not a class win either, hardly surprising since they both only ever competed in the top category.
Moss finished second twice, in 1953 and 1958, his only finishes, and he and Fangio were leading when Mercedes withdrew during the race in 1955 after the terrible accident.
Andretti also managed a second in1995 and third in 1983.
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Neither Moss nor Andretti ever had a win at le Mans. Not a class win either, hardly surprising since they both only ever competed in the top category.
Moss finished second twice, in 1953 and 1958, his only finishes, and he and Fangio were leading when Mercedes withdrew during the race in 1955 after the terrible accident.
Andretti also managed a second in1995 and third in 1983.
Mario's 2nd in '95 was a class win, as the winning car was the GT1 McLaren and he was in the first LMP/WSC car home.
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I watched the film about Chris Hoy preparing for and competing at Le Mans on the flight back from holiday at Easter and enjoyed it far more then I thought I would.

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