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Le Mans - A place where you can see heroes weep


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#271 ONLINE   Heritage motor centre

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 08:32 PM

Great pics, thanks for posting! I am completely obsessed with Le Mans. I've got a good knowledge of the circuit circa late 60s but I don't recognise many points on the track from your pics, needless to say bigger run off areas and no trees to crash into right on the edge of the track!

I went to the circuit last year when I was passing and had a look round, my route took me past Rheims and Spa so had a pilgrimage there en route too.
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Posted 19 June 2018 - 08:38 PM

I’m going there tomorrow for the museum. I guess you can walk the track too. Will be interesting to see if everything has been cleared out since the race.

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 08:42 PM

apparently there was some kind of race with one car going on somewhere.

 

kidding watched more this year than ever 8 hours iirc

 

onto the shite

 

so delicious I wanted to lick it

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Replica MG C parcked in camping at Arnage/Indianapolis 

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this was just absolutely porn, cleanest one of these I have ever seenI think. also at Arnage camping

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there is much humour and mischievousness at Le Mans

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From a time when cars were cars and not plagued by 20p coins wedged in the handbrake

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we kept passing this which we first met at services just after hindhead on A3 as we zigzagged our way down and back.

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was occupied by 4 very well spoken gentlemen

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saw 1000000 other interesting cars and got through several pairs of trousers. pah who needs lemons classic


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#274 OFFLINE   The Reverend Bluejeans

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 02:53 AM

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MASTER RACE MOTORS.

 

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 08:59 AM

A mixed trip for me, although thoroughly enjoyable. Trip down was the best yet (apart from picking up a NIP for 81 on the motorway in Scotland). Great meet at the Classic British Welcome at St Saturnin as usual, where the Cobra was given star parking next to the new TVR. On the way back to the Mulsanne meet, half way down the Mulsanne straight I accelerated briskly :-D  but the clutch span up and slipped for the rest of the trip. Friday night we went into town where we were joined by one of the LMP 1 drivers for a few hours (bonus brownie points for recognising him) and the lower class racing was superb.

 

Monday we decided to forego our usual back road route and stick to motorways due to the degrading Cobra clutch, and by the time we reached the tunnel I was doubtful it would get on the train, never mind home. By a miracle, it actually made it to Crawley, but the concentration required took any fun out of it. Yesterday morning it would not move at all, so the AA was called, the Cobra was collected and I was provided with a brand new Hyundai Tucson with 12 miles on he clock. I am back home and the Cobra should be here in the next day or so. Top marks to the AA.

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#276 OFFLINE   The Reverend Bluejeans

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 10:34 AM

The Austin A60 as correctly designed and built by Peugeot. I can recall these being used as taxis in France in the '70's. 

 

 

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#277 OFFLINE   richardthestag

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 01:33 PM

factory sunroof on that one too.

 

beautiful patina / rust bubbles here and there. clearly loved by it's owner who I saw later the next day as we were clearing down to bugger off home


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Shitroen C4 GP 2007 1.6HDi - Wife's daily written off, farewell trusty but slightly unpredictable steed

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Triumph Staaag 1973 - cheaper than a mistress.. just

Range Rover 1972 - ongoing extensive restoration

Range Rover 1972 - complete shed but in line for restoration

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BMW E46 318i touring - sold to hhhugues

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 05:38 PM

Amazing. The track has gone all French and they're having to weld up drain covers!

 

I love the contrast between the hundreds of millions that the teams spend on development for this event and the ACO chugging out in a knackered looking 15 year old Renault van to make repairs. So French!


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 07:51 AM

A bit late in the day but there's a 24h GT3 race at Spa this weekend I played with the idea of going to to make the hat trick this year with LM and N24.

Live streaming in English from the organisers.

 

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