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Shitefest International 3-5 July 2020 France

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I have mentioned this to a few shiters over the year and there seems to be some interest so I thought I would make it happen. It also gets the date into the AS Calendar before anything else gets organised for the same weekend.

The location is half way between Lemans and Tours in Sarthe, Pays de Loire, France, approx 300 miles and 5 hours from Calais, or 120 miles and 2.5 hours from Caen. The date of 3-5 July is the Lemans Classic weekend, where there are great cars on track (where else will you see pre-war Bentleys power sliding and GT40s with glowing brake discs at night) and the car park is probably the biggest and best classic car show in Europe. The AS site is about 25 mins drive from the circuit, with easy access.

The format is basically whatever you want it to be. The AS base will be at my place in France that a few shiters have visited. I am afraid the bedrooms are already booked, but there is 6 acres of level camping ground,  We will be travelling down from West Sussex via the tunnel and a combination of peage and back roads in a convoy of classics. You are welcome to join the convoy at any point or meet at the venue. We will travel down probably Thursday 2nd and most will return Monday 6th, but some will stay on for a week or two and you are welcome to stay on if you wish. The nearest bar is about 1km away, but 3km away is the famous "Hotel de France" in La Chatre sur le Loir (google it). You do not have to attend the Lemans Classic, if you would rather sit and drink beer (hopefully in the sun) that is fine.

It will be up to the individuals to organise ferry/tunnel etc and getting there, I can provide camping ground, bogs, showers and a fridge for the beer. No commitment required especially at this stage, If you fancy a foreign trip with your chod, put your name down on the list. Nearer the time those still interested will get further details and the hidden location by PM. If anyone would prefer a B&B obviously they are in high demand around the classic, but I have a few contacts and could possibly find a room or two, but they would need to be booked fairly soon. No booking for camping is required.

To give you an idea, whilst nothing is yet confirmed, the convoy down is likely to include a Gordon Keeble, a Rolls Royce 20/25, a Westfield, a Mk2 Jag and a Fiesta 1100. It will not be a fast convoy......

Oooh La La, I'll help destroy the French wine lake

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16 minutes ago, Saabnut said:

 

 approx 300 miles and 5 hours from Calais, or 120 miles and 2.5 hours from Caen. 

is that a challenge - cos its not :D

 is likely to include a Gordon Keeble, 

ooft ahm in :)

 

what is this camping oddness you are speaking of??

je ne comprend pas

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If I don't shift my arse to join in with this, I know I'll regret it the rest of my days. I've started preparing already - arming myself with some vital* phrases...

Pardonnez moi, monsieur/madame. M'aidez s'il vous plait?

Je conduire a Le Mans mais mon POS de putain des Etats Unis a défaut de procéder avant de éclatant en flammes et détruire mes biens matériels, mon téléphone portable inclus. (if taking the Chrysler intending comfy sleeping)

OR

Je conduire a Le Mans mais mon belle automobile française a défaut de procéder avant de éclatant en flammes, dû sans doute à mon mécanicien britannique inepte, et détruire mes biens matériels, mon téléphone portable inclus (if attempting to live the dream by taking my XM)

Peut-etre vous emmène-moi à Le Mans?

 

 

There. I'm ready. Just the Eurotunnel tickets to buy now.

 

 

 

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is this "in place" of the normal annual shitefest?

I have wanted to make it to a shite fest since I signed up so ill be damned if Im missing this years one! the convoy will stop for fuel at some point right? my car "only" has a range of about 200 miles on a full tank!

(he says having not even driven his car to the shops yet let alone france but we will gloss over that)

and is that sofa still available? me and camping do not get along at all nor would it do the back any good, I need something compliant to sleep on!

Ill VERY tentatively put my name in the hat (keep in mind this would be a massive undertaking for me and my back im still recovering from the 21st/22nd!)

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This sounds epic!

I'd complain about how far away it is, but I'm only about 15 miles further away from it than the host himself!

 

I honestly can't say anything about my attendance yet, but I'm interested.

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This is an extremely attractive prospect, even for a new shiter, but I refuse point blank to do tenting. That can absolutely get in the bin.

 

I also have absolutely no idea what I'll be doing around those dates,

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I'll put my name down for this in the hope I can get time off. Someone has already swapped me my summer fortnight for next year which is an embuggerance as it would have been ideal for this. Hopefully with such advance notice I can either get a swap or put in for lieu days. Or with any luck it'll be my rostered long weekend anyways.

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I will hopefully be able to make this :) It partially clashes with Japan Classic Sunday in Gemert which is on the 5th so I will have to leave early but otherwise it looks good.

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6 minutes ago, Heidel_Kakao said:

I will hopefully be able to make this :) It partially clashes with Japan Classic Sunday in Gemert which is on the 5th so I will have to leave early but otherwise it looks good.

 

Ah,  maybe that's the clash I had in my mind! May also do both.

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