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Le Mans June 2013



Tim.

ClioSport Club Member
Having spent the last few hours at work (ahem) looking at all the threads & pictures from this year's 24 Heures Du Mans I've decided I'm totally on board for next year, I honestly don't know why I've not been before.

This thread may be a little early but at least it gives people plenty of time - plant the seed with your other half if you have to, start saving, and get ready for what could well turn out to be one of the best weekends of your life.

Just as a gauge, what are the levels of serious interest from South Central members? Anyone been before and planning to go again next year?

Tim
 
your probably best waiting till i throw a thread up thats not region specific as members from cs go from all over and we can use it nationally as a better discussion thread.
 

Tim.

ClioSport Club Member
Sorry Naith, didn't mean to step on your toes ;-)

I got the impression there was a northern group (+Nickson) and the Failsport group, so was just putting it out there to some of the people I actually know in SC. Don't fancy completing any initiation tasks to join a tight group ;-)
 
  Clio Sport 197
I'm in, would be epic if people wanted to do a week trip including the ring and maybe some passes like Stelvio.
 

Tim.

ClioSport Club Member
I know we talked about this at Combe this weekend but just to keep it ticking over in people's minds... The race is scheduled for Saturday 22nd / Sunday 23rd June 2013.

Depending on costs there are options for South Central:
a) more expensive ferry (possibly overnight) from Portsmouth/Poole/Newhaven to Le Havre/Cherbourg/Caen/Dieppe
b) Dover to Calais - cheaper ferry but more road miles

Either way I think the best plan is to arrive in France early on the morning of Thursday 20th and get the return boat at some point on Monday 24th.

Start saving, check your exam timetables, book the time off work, plant the seed with the other half, get thinking about sticker/graphics themes for the car, and keep a look out for anything Naith posts on the subject - he's a font/fount/fountain of Le Mans knowledge.

For now, that is all.
 
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  Monaco 172
I'm not south central but have been twice now and 2013 looks like it may turn into my stag doo! = carnage! will be the first time with the clio to!
 
  Petrol Blue 182.
Dover to Calais tbh.

9am ish Ferry, casual drive down. There by 6pm all set up ready for qualifying at 9.
 

TimR26

South Central- West Berks
ClioSport Area Rep
My exams won't clash so I'm able to go :)

Dover-Calais is probably best as I'd prefer to be driving than stuck on a ferry for 4 or 5 hours.
 
i'll post something up when im back from tunisia tomo night.

think i'm going weds this year though and doing things quite differently. gonna book me n our riad onto Houx, anyone feel free to join us (I'll post up details) but i dont know if i cba with the rigmarole of waiting for others to book/getting tossed about.

see what happens, i'll have a chat with truffs.
 
May be interested dependent on work and if I feel brave enough to talk this over with the missus. Her opinion would be that "You could sit on a bridge over the M3 at night and see lights go past at speed and save yourself shed loads of money. You'll see more on the telly and you can make a cup of tea whenever I want one. Although you want be able to watch it on the telly as I will be watching Big Brother". God I hope its going to be worth the discussion I'll be having.
 
  AMV8, Mk1 Golf
Already booked our euro tunnel train for next year.

savings already happening, we found our perfect set up last year after a couple of years of it being epic but not quite perfect.

Houx
Early train on thurday morning
champagne

done
 
  200 Silverstone #41
I have been for the past 5 years!! And will most certainly be going next year!

If anyone wants any info then I will happily share my knowledge :)
 

TimR26

South Central- West Berks
ClioSport Area Rep
Already booked our euro tunnel train for next year.

savings already happening, we found our perfect set up last year after a couple of years of it being epic but not quite perfect.

Houx
Early train on thurday morning
champagne

done

How much does the Euro Tunnel cost?
 
  AG 200 cup
Can't wait for next year already don't know if to drive this year or try and find a passenger ride again. Am I ok to come down with you and riad again naith?
 


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