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Post by Adam D » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:58 am

As June edges closer I wondered if any fellow z4 owners were attending this year. After a few years of practical car sharing I’m dusting off the M to use is it was intended :evil:

I’ll be on the Thursday morning euro tunnel crossing at 07:06 and camping at the Thomas Cook Sporting Village.

Thinking of getting a sanef auto toll tag to make things easier :driving:

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Post by RickRob » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:17 pm

I'm not doing the 24 hours this year as we're going to the Le Mans Classic for the first time.

The SANEF tag is well worth getting. Even better is to try to do some of the journey off the autoroutes. There are great, almost traffic-free roads and they are easy to overtake on with long straights.

If you don't know the Le Mans ropes then I suggest you look on Beermountain.com and go to the Great British Welcome at Saint Saturnin on the Friday. This year's marque is BMW!

Whatever you do, have a great time!
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Post by Adam D » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:41 pm

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I'm not doing the 24 hours this year as we're going to the Le Mans Classic for the first time.

The SANEF tag is well worth getting. Even better is to try to do some of the journey off the autoroutes. There are great, almost traffic-free roads and they are easy to overtake on with long straights.

If you don't know the Le Mans ropes then I suggest you look on Beermountain.com and go to the Great British Welcome at Saint Saturnin on the Friday. This year's marque is BMW!

Whatever you do, have a great time!
Would welcome any advice on where to mount the sanef tag in the zed, not keen on permanently sticking the holder to the screen so may need to hold it up or Macgyver something :D

Am a relatively seasoned Le Mans goer, shall be the 7th year running :D Can see the appeal of the classic, less stag parties and drunkeness and some amazing cars with character - thankfully the Thomas Cook site tends to price out the riff raff :rofl: Beer mountain is a great link for those thinking of going or for their first time, thanks for sharing :)

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Post by MrPT » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:59 pm

Just hold the tag up to the window. At least it’s something to do between nodding off and getting speeding fines. I’m going... but via Santander this time. :driving:

We should grab some beers. Every year there is a thread like this but I don’t think people generally manage to meet up.
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Post by RickRob » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:28 pm

I used a low adhesive double-sided sticker just to the right of the rear view mirror. Came off easily and didn't leave any marks.

Should be a great drive via Santander!
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Post by brillomaster » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:37 pm

i'm going! my first time, but with a mate whos been 5 times before i think. Not taking the zed, will be in the 330d for comfortable cruising. looking forward to ticking it off the motorsport must dos!

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Post by Adam D » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:44 pm

brillomaster wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:37 pm
i'm going! my first time, but with a mate whos been 5 times before i think. Not taking the zed, will be in the 330d for comfortable cruising. looking forward to ticking it off the motorsport must dos!

Do you know which campsite your staying at - can recommend the great British welcome at Saint Saturnin if your sober enough to drive out before race day 😁
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Post by Status » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:37 pm

I’m going in my Datsun 260 Z to the Classic Le-Mans,Darren who is on here is going in his hairdressers car which is a luverly m rag top,so look out for sum old datsuns,

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Post by RickRob » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:14 pm

Status wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:37 pm
I’m going in my Datsun 260 Z to the Classic Le-Mans,Darren who is on here is going in his hairdressers car which is a luverly m rag top,so look out for sum old datsuns,
A guy on Pistonheads is organising a convoy to the Le Mans Classic:

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/top ... &t=1706124

It will take a long time but it avoids autoroutes other than to the first stop. That is one of the attractions for me joining in - I did some of the journey off the autoroutes last year but really want to do the whole journey, especially as time will dictate all autoroutes coming home.

Seems as though there'll be quite a mix of cars.
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Post by Status » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:50 pm

That sounds good,I’ll see if the times tally up with our travel times,
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Post by MrPT » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:08 pm

Adam, this is all excelllent but please change “whose” to “who’s” in the subject line. My left eyelid is twitching. :D

LM18 sounds like it might be a bit of an Alonso-fest at this rate. Not that that’s a bad thing.
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Post by Adam D » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:00 pm

MrPT wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Adam, this is all excelllent but please change “whose” to “who’s” in the subject line. My left eyelid is twitching. :D

LM18 sounds like it might be a bit of an Alonso-fest at this rate. Not that that’s a bad thing.
Done :P now remove innit from your location :D
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Post by MrPT » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:29 pm

Adam D wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:00 pm
MrPT wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Adam, this is all excelllent but please change “whose” to “who’s” in the subject line. My left eyelid is twitching. :D

LM18 sounds like it might be a bit of an Alonso-fest at this rate. Not that that’s a bad thing.
Done :P now remove innit from your location :D
Sorted. :thumbsup:
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Post by mcbeee » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:00 am

You guys put my blood pressure up, nipping across the channel to LeMans, lucky basta*$s, I’m going to Vancouver Island Motorsport Park on the 25th of Feb, for coffee and sandwiches :(. Does that count? :rofl:
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Post by RickRob » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:34 am

If you set off driving now you could make it to Le Mans in time for the 24 Hours!

Whilst it is a long way, from what I have read and seen on the TV, Vancouver Island isn't all bad!

Enjoy the coffee and sandwiches.
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