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Classic Le Mans 2006?

PostPost by: JJDraper » Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:26 pm

Any UK clubs going to Classic Le Mans this year? I have been to the last two, but with a motley crew of petrol heads in assorted machinery (including a nitrous injected Chimera). This year I thought I might take the +2 and take it easy! Past years have been a real blast, with assorted mechanical dramas, but hugely enjoyable. I was really impressed with the Club Lotus France turnout in the club park and wondered how I can an entry pass.

Over to you mes amis!

Jeremy

PS see the +2 shaped tent in my gallery!
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PostPost by: chrishewett » Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:15 pm

Hi Jeremy,
I am going on the thursday in my +2. I think about 25 cars and 50 people are going from the north yorkshire and lincolnshire clubs on the wednesday. Tickets have been obtained from the french club by one of the lincs members who has a house there. I am not sure how you would get tickets now that would get you into the club parking.
Did the guy with the nitro chimera ever get the bonnet open? I was there with my brother in his 5litre chimera.
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PostPost by: JJDraper » Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:31 pm

We got the bonnet open after going round a roundabout at speed & the bonnet unlatched itself... No other dramas in the TVR on that trip, but recent engine work showed up massive chassis rot... He says its time we took the +2, scabby or not!

We will probably also be setting out from Portsmouth on the Thursday 8.30pm ferry. A tip for anyone else driving to Le Mans, take the smaller roads & enjoy the drive!

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PostPost by: steveww » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:26 am

I am going with the Grand Touring Club again this year. I will be taking my S4. GTC have arranged all the tickets which includes a paddock parking pass so that I can park up with the French Lotus crowd.

If you can not get in with any of the Lotus clubs give GTC a call http://www.grandtouringclub.co.uk/

Look forward to seeing a good LotusElan.Net turn out :D
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:09 pm

Cheshire Lotus Owners Group are going: we are booked on the overnight ferry from Portsmouth to Caen on Wednesday July 5th and returning overnight on Monday 10th.
Camping in Maison Blance but as an invited Club we have a display slot on the Bugatti Circuit too.
anyone want to travel with us or just socialise on site, you will be welcome.

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PostPost by: theelanman » Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:30 am

as this is next week I thought some unashamed bumping was in order....
there is a convoy of 6 setting off from cheshire on wednesday....collecting more at worcester....then heading to pompey!!!!
anyone doing the same or similar.......????
anyone going on different days and want to meet up on site????
suggest a spate of phone number sharing so beer and stories can be shared whilst we are there!!!!
peoples thoughts????
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PostPost by: chrishewett » Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:54 pm

At the moment it looks like I have an engine that works like it should ( running like a dream) and no other major problems so I am now allowing myself to believe that I am actually going to the classic! ( Please all keep fingers crossed).
My brother and I will travel down on the 07.00 speedferries on thursday. We are staying at Thoire-sur-dinan south of Le Mans. If anyone wants to pm me I will give them my mobile number otherwise we will be parking with the french lotus crowd.
I look forward to meeting up with some of you next week.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:13 pm

Point of order Chris: as I understand it from the organisers, Club Lotus France will be parking with CLOG (Cheshire Lotus Owners Group). :lol:

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PostPost by: steveww » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:03 am

By kind permission CLOG is parking with LotusElan.net :wink:
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PostPost by: JJDraper » Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:14 pm

Sorry to be a turncoat, but I will be in a TVR again this year.... At least we are next to the Lotus enclosure.

Keep an eye out for a Blue Chimera with a Very Tall driver & less tall (6' 4") passenger (me).

Staying in a hotel miles away from the circuit..

Maybe next time in the +2...

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PostPost by: Old English White » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:17 pm

... So, who was at "Le Mans Classic 06" !?!
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PostPost by: Dave_Newcastle » Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:15 pm

Christian.

I really wish I had been there but sadly not. Was at Le Mans three weeks ago, but sadly couldnt get a second pass from the boss. I'm sure I speak for a few here that we would like to hear your views on the event and the lotus contribution to what must have been a fantastic event.

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PostPost by: theelanman » Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:34 pm

we went as a group with half a dozen cars.....
Cheshire Lotus Owners Group.......
meet stevew but I;m affraid that was it for people we knew and had never seen!!!
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PostPost by: ianf » Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:15 pm

Jeremy,

Were you the chap in the 70's style Hotel by the river (I had the yellow Sprint?).

Sorry I didn't turn up to CLOG etc - I had a parking ticket in the MG camp - next to Morgan!

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PostPost by: dougweall » Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:40 pm

Seems like next time we have all got to get our S*** together.

I met up with Christian "World Famous, Old English White" see the photo in the Elan gallery. We were parked in the Lotus section inside the circuit.

Did all you guys there not venture to this section, the 15 or so members from Nyloc were all in there, and made very welcome by Club Lotus France.

Having said that it was an absolutely fabulous meeting with so much to see you could be forgiven for not getting there.
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