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Old 22 Mar 2019, 05:17 (Ref:3892645)   #1006
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Is it worth joining the ACO for the "VIP" areas?

And yes, we are staying in the flexotel. I'm far too long in the tooth for proper camping.
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Old 22 Mar 2019, 05:26 (Ref:3892647)   #1007
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The cost of joining the ACO is rather expensive if you do not take full advantage of the discounts on tickets/camping/grandstands but if you join whilst you are there then you will get the discounts for next years tickets. The VIP area's are good if the weather is grim, with the use of better toilets and food in b oth the ACO grandstand and the area close to the dunlop bridge. You also get a welcome pack that includes programme and stickers. Next year you will also get discounts on the Classic tickets
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Old 22 Mar 2019, 13:02 (Ref:3892735)   #1008
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It's up to your own expectations, I find it worth the money if only for the privat areas. Descent toilet, affordable food and drinks and less crowdy. If you also buy tickets, you get better prices, acces (tour) to the privat area at scruteneering and to me it feels good supporting the organisation wich organises the race I 'love'.
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It's up to your own expectations, I find it worth the money if only for the privat areas. Descent toilet, affordable food and drinks and less crowdy. If you also buy tickets, you get better prices, acces (tour) to the privat area at scruteneering and to me it feels good supporting the organisation wich organises the race I 'love'.
Exactly this. When I first joined (1997) I only did it for the after-race pack, but since then I have saved on ticket prices, have been able to sit in member only grandstands and use the excellent facilities behind T17/T18 as well as the very welcome area down at Dunlop which is a Godsend after much walking around during the night.
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Old 23 Mar 2019, 09:54 (Ref:3892922)   #1011
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Make sure you get, Racing Auto membership.
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Good man. Even if you don't have a seat in T17/T18, you can still use the superclean loos, showers and the cafe upstairs.
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Good man. Even if you don't have a seat in T17/T18, you can still use the superclean loos, showers and the cafe upstairs.
Not forgetting charging points, tv, hourly timingsheets and a warm place to sit during the night (often used to sleep - why I never understand, so I walk by)
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Question for the experts, particularly the photographers.

What would be a sensible plan for getting as many photos from as many different parts of the track as possible done during the practice and qualifying sessions?

I ask because the grandstands are free and there will be a lot fewer people. Of course there are also a lot fewer hours!

For ease of quoting, the sessions are:

Weds 1600-2000 (day)
Weds 2200-0000 (night)
Thu 1900-2130 (day/twilight)
Thu 2200-0000 (night)

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I would suggest walking the circuit area on Wednesday afternoon and evening and then driving to Mulsanne and Arnarge on Thursday evening. Traffic will be much lighter than during the race and Thursday evening the speeds will be higher for those action shoots along the straights after Mulsanne and at Arnarge for the glowing disc's.
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That sounds right. Probably the best thing you can do. Le Mans at night is one of the best, especially down Mulsanne
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Definitely get out to the back of the circuit.

Our plan is generally

Grandstand for free practice
Arnage or Mulsanne for 1st qually
Grandstand again or Tertre Rouge for 2nd qually
Mulsanne or Arnage for 3rd qually.

That way we not only get out to both enclosures at the back of the circuit during qualifying, we get to see qualifying from there twice in the dark - which is not to be missed.


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That sounds right. Probably the best thing you can do. Le Mans at night is one of the best, especially down Mulsanne

But unless you have your personal cloaking device handy, or you are clever at sneaking around or know a marshal or have a table looking out from one of the restaurants, you won't get to watch from the Mulsanne....
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But unless you have your personal cloaking device handy, or you are clever at sneaking around or know a marshal or have a table looking out from one of the restaurants, you won't get to watch from the Mulsanne....
Definitely no spectating where I'll be (8/9bis, driver's left, roughly from where the tram passes under the track near Decathlon/Antares down to about 100m short of the first chicane). 1.3km of flat chat acceleration!

When the track's live though it's an awful long drive to practically anywhere for us, so I suspect I won't be moving very far - which means I might get some piccies taken, especially at night when I'm off shift.

I'm not remotely excited. Nope.
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