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LE MANS CLASSIC
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Mike Bell  
1 Jul 2021 to 4 Jul 2021 07:00 to 19:00
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Location: Le Mans

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but this is an event that needs some planning!

I will definitely be going next year. My dilemma (and reason for the post) is where to stay. I’ll be arriving about lunchtime on Friday in a hire car having flown to Paris CDG.

Action is pretty much non-stop from Fri to Sun so a B&B (even if I can find one) hardly seems good value. My instinct is thus to sleep in the car in the car park both nights. I know this will be fine on Sat night, but is there likely to be any problem doing this Fri night? Track action finishes at 3am but I assume the circuit and car parks remain open? Or am I likely to be told to vacate the car park between 3am and re-opening time on Sat?

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Old 7 Jul 2020, 08:06 (Ref:3986425)   #391
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Cad' ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG53mR6ty18

Images in English !!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D62WUuEB5M
Go to minute 2'30, see the 356 and Le Monstre…
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Old 7 Jul 2020, 10:34 (Ref:3986449)   #392
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The Cadillac looks more like it belongs on the river or off the ground. Can’t tell if it looks more like a boat or a hover car
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Old 7 Jul 2020, 19:49 (Ref:3986597)   #393
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Mike and Zef dominated with the 356 in 2016.
A BSCC driver bought the car and raced it in 2018 but it was substantially slower than in 2016
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Strange to see that even some experienced drivers/owners seem to believe that a good performance is all about the engine. Chassis and drivers are important.
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It has always been my opinion that cheapest way to make the car go quicker is change the driver!
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Ooh John! Racing drivers have very delicate egos
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It has always been my opinion that cheapest way to make the car go quicker is change the driver!

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Dates changed to next year.
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In the current circumstances, we need to do all we can to help local businesses. With this in mind I suggest we all schedule our visits to the pub so we can keep the 2m social distancing and whilst there get completely slamied for two hours before handing over to the next shift.

It probably won't stop the virus but nobody would care.
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Sorry I meant I had edited the calendar to reflect next year's dates.
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I had hoped to race at LMC2020, first time.
This was the nearest I got:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4-fGJYmhDQ
Period track, transformer, controllers, cars - and tyres.
FISCracer got some laps in too.
Corresponding night race had an embarrassing ending which I hope not to replicate next year.
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It is a real Dunlop bridge, part worn 550 L 15.
Apparently a real 1/32 scale model circuit would just fit in a football pitch. My garden not up to that. Nor were my camera date code and audio skills. Make do and mend.
Roll on LMC2021.
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That was fun to see, more worried about those people standing so close!
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