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View Poll Results: Best Le Mans era of the last 25 years
Pre-1980: Older racing 6 10.53%
1980-1984: Beginnings of Group C etc. 1 1.75%
1985-1989: Group C domination 34 59.65%
1990-1994: End of Group C, start of GT1/LMP's 0 0%
1995-1999: GT1/LMP/GTP era 11 19.30%
2000-2005: Current day LMP1/LMP2/GT1/GT2 5 8.77%
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Old 28 May 2005, 13:32 (Ref:1312544)   #31
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Judd engines were fragile those days...

But they sounded a 100 times better than the Audis.........
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Old 28 May 2005, 15:23 (Ref:1312659)   #32
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But they sounded a 100 times better than the Audis.........
Especially in the Rafanelli Green/Red Lola
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Old 28 May 2005, 18:07 (Ref:1312749)   #33
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That was a lovely car, wasn't it?
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Old 28 May 2005, 18:52 (Ref:1312779)   #34
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That was a lovely car, wasn't it?
It was, but some members really don't like it
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Old 28 May 2005, 19:24 (Ref:1312788)   #35
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Oh nooo, let's talk about the best races, not the ugliest car.
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Old 28 May 2005, 21:20 (Ref:1312851)   #36
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It is the old Group 5 and 6 races that do it for me. Nobody knew who would win - it was a case of who had the least problems because everybody expected some! Todays races seem to be that the fastest cars win and you can tell which they are before the start... Brilliantly engineered but they took a big chunk of the excitement out of the racing. Maybe not for the purist but the 935 was an awesome machine. '79 gets it for me.
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Old 28 May 2005, 21:41 (Ref:1312876)   #37
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That was a lovely car, wasn't it?
I thought it was a tract....

Back ontopic: I have not voted because I don't know which era was the best.
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Old 29 May 2005, 02:45 (Ref:1312990)   #38
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Is this a poll on favourite era or 'how far back do you remember'?

It might be showing my age, but would have to say the pre 1980's with Ferrai vs Ford vs Porsche in the 1960's and then later on, the Matra and Gulf-Mirage and Porsche 936 (never that much of a 935 fan).

Not a fan of fuel economy races although the Group C era did produce some nice cars too as did other eras. These days the cars seem too reliable - run like clockwork all day and night does make it a bit too predictable.
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Old 29 May 2005, 22:44 (Ref:1314157)   #39
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Hmmm maybe another poll should be created - same thing as this one but between 1960's and 1980's instead! It's not a case of how far back do you remember - was trying to aim it at which generation provided the best spectacle and quality of racing etc. - I guess the reliability of current cars is a tribute to the technology of the modern generation?
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Old 30 May 2005, 00:27 (Ref:1314210)   #40
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Voted for 1985-1989.

1988 has to be the best year for me from the 12 or 13 races I have seen, Just such a party with the Jags.

I enjoy the racing again now...but am dead against the selection process and may skip it this year as a result of the Zytek and LNT farce.
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Old 30 May 2005, 08:00 (Ref:1314390)   #41
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Skip it?

You're kidding.

Whatever the farce, its not worth skipping (unless you happen to be a member of LNT....)
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I enjoy the racing again now...but am dead against the selection process and may skip it this year as a result of the Zytek and LNT farce.
I'm afraid there'll be no significant effect on ACO's behavior, unfortunately... I tried to demonstrate something once to ACO, and just succeeded to postpone the purchase of my tickets ... and at the desk : "Oh, you're late this year ! was the sole reaction I got...

Try to come, instead, and launch tomatoes on :
- the race director
- the teams that stole Zytek and LTN entries
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Old 30 May 2005, 10:25 (Ref:1314496)   #43
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Also voted for 1985-1989.

As much as I like GT's, it was just fantastic to have a full grid with nothing else but prototypes. And the racing was outstanding ofcourse.
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I'm afraid there'll be no significant effect on ACO's behavior, unfortunately... I tried to demonstrate something once to ACO, and just succeeded to postpone the purchase of my tickets ... and at the desk : "Oh, you're late this year ! was the sole reaction I got...

Try to come, instead, and launch tomatoes on :
- the race director
- the teams that stole Zytek and LTN entries
Oh of course I know it will have zero effect, but at the end of the day, I run
my own business, have limited time out and I go to the race to watch the
best cars in the world at the best race in the world and in 2005, that is not
the case.

I wanted to see the Zytek take the race to the Audi teams, like wise, LNT
to the Porsche teams and that won't be happening, so in my book, this year
it is not the race it should be and maybe I'll spend my limited down time doing
something else.

I own a TVR, therefore support TVR, but have been there so many times in
the past backing the Jags, Aston Martin etc, so the novelty of the race isn't
new on me (I did 10 or 11 years in a row before I took a break.)

I wish the Racesports team all the best for the race and if they do as they
normally do and are there at the finish, they might nab a good result, but it
won't be via the pace as LNT could have done.

Come the 15th, I might still be on the boat over, but I also might just carry on
past the circuit and head south, half the fun of the Le Mans event is the trip
down and back for me, so I'd not loose that.

We'll see, I might yet change my mind, but as I say, my voting with my feet
will have zero impact on the ACO, but I know I can have as much fun doing
other stuff as I can watching a potentially predictable race and I could then
take the time to go to Monza, Nurburgring as well as Silverstone where I will
see the cars racing.

Finally and back on topic, last year, to see the Group C cars before the main
race was a real treat and and real step backin time. Wonderful.
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in my book, this year it is not the race it should be and maybe I'll spend my limited down time doing something else.
You're your own man and if you came 10 times in a row then feel not attracted by this year's race, you've obviously good reasons.

Hope to see you in 2006, with the Zytek chasing the
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