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The bi-annual extravaganza. Expensive but unique. Includes Group C race in 2018.
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Old 2 Feb 2018, 16:23 (Ref:3797793)   #16
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I’ve only done LMC once, in 2016. No idea regarding where to stay as we all stayed at Camping Houx inside the circuit- RVs, Camper Vans, vans, tents..... You can hire an RV there as the big rental companies service the event. They bring in generators for power and lay on a water supply to them. (The hook-up in Houx was extremely flukey....) I guess it’s expensive, but everything you need to have in the circuit will cost you money. Scooter, Golf buggy, quad etc all need passes that you pay for. Bicycle free, I believe! Camping is charged also. There was a fleet of volunteer VW type 1 vans and campers doing a shuttle from the parking / camping to the paddocks all weekend in 2016, also free. I believe they are a fixture at the event.

Early arrival at the circuit to avoid spending a day queuing to get in is advisable! They line all the vehicles up in order of arrival until the gates open, over several car parks! You have to see it to believe it. I arrived very early Thursday and was able to get in after a couple of hours. If I go this year I will pay extra to arrive Wednesday and stay in the queue overnight to save time Thursday.....

The paddocks and all the access roads to and from them get very congested during the event. Make sure your race car has good cooling as it will likely be sitting in queues!

All told, worth the effort and an unforgettable experience. There really is nothing else to compare.....
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Old 3 Feb 2018, 15:31 (Ref:3798051)   #17
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Most of the cheaper near circuit accommodation will have been booked out over a year ago, so if you are not camping in the Houx I would recommend getting cracking on searching for something now!

As the others have said it is a v special event!
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As you both said what is not special in this meeting is the hotel/ restaurant/trafic situation. Ici c'est la France, Monsieur! If you can afford to rent an RV, would be a good option or grouped option. I think someone at PA or ACO can and will like to supply with help.
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You have an entry so no problem
Take a motorhomes or tent into Houx which is set aside for competitors
Alternative is to take one of the pods in Houx
You will get a circular form PA giving you alternatives
We stay in the Tecnopark inside circuit
Have done for last eight years
By far the easiest place
Itís only money!
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Final lists are beginning to be sorted

Usually at this point we put together four teams

If anyone wants to be included please e mail me

Benefit is that people who know each other share pits and if you have more than one car itís all in same area

We have won team prize on six occasions !

Possible to come 22 nd.and win a pot!

Let me know

Teams will be based around our four Talbots in G1
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Do you have a link to the Group C entry list please?
4 Porsche 917s on the entry list including one driven by Derek Bell plus a Ferrari 512, just hoping for dry weather to see them run in anger.....
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Have no information on support races.
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http://www.lemansclassic.com/wp-cont...oupc-entry.pdf

http://www.lemansclassic.com/wp-cont...-lmc-entry.pdf
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Thanks Will, saves me looking! Have you noticed all the Morgan +4s are now in Plateau 3? One particular owner always insists that his period E car should be in 2, so will be interesting to see what happens....

No Mercedes C11 on the GpC entry list, which is odd, so maybe that list is still evolving as well!

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Have you noticed all the Morgan +4s are now in Plateau 3? One particular owner always insists that his period E car should be in 2, so will be interesting to see what happens....

I thought the plateaus were all based on date of manufacture, with 3 being 57-61, so the plus 4s would sit squarely in Plateau 3.....or am I being too simple?!

Happy to run our 59 speedster in plateau 2 though as it does “resemble” a pre-A!!!!
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I thought the plateaus were all based on date of manufacture, with 3 being 57-61, so the plus 4s would sit squarely in Plateau 3.....or am I being too simple?!

Happy to run our 59 speedster in plateau 2 though as it does ďresembleĒ a pre-A!!!!
You know that the world works in mysterious ways, Will- including the world of PA! Iím sure your disc brakes would be welcome in 2.......

I got facts wrong earlier, the period E (on HTP) Morgan owner thinks those with period F on their papers should run in Plateau 4 while his car runs in 3. The homologation spec of the cars would be the same, so makes some sense for them to be on same grid.....
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The selva is in G4
Can it be changed to G3?
Sure it was thought about in early 60ís so that makes it G3!
Still waiting for extra people to make up teams or apart from Will , BMW Gang are there no other drivers/entrants on here?
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The Elva is in G4
Can it be changed to G3?
Sure it was thought about in early 60ís so that makes it G3!
Er no, too bloominí quick!

I was considering coming up with a plan to get the Speedster into Plateau 1, but then thought how quick the grumpy Irish one is in the Talbot, so reconsidered pretty quickly....we would never hear the end of it if he beat us !!
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I got facts wrong earlier, the period E (on HTP) Morgan owner thinks those with period F on their papers should run in Plateau 4 while his car runs in 3. The homologation spec of the cars would be the same, so makes some sense for them to be on same grid.....
The lengths folk go to try to win a pot!
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