THE ROAD TO LE MANS 2019

conaero

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Phil, will you be joining us in Le Mans, a spare bed has become available. €240 4 nights B&B plus €100 for ticket and parking?
 
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Just bought a Grancab and joined this forum, but I'm a lifelong Le Mans fan an back for my 33rd visit to the 24H this year.

I'm still on the very long waiting list for a room at the Hotel de France in La Chartre sur le Loir, which was the Aston Martin, Ford GT 40 and Porsche 917 base discovered by John Wyer in the 1950's. I've stayed there many times outside of the race week and its fantastic, but its virtually impossible to get a room during the 24H or Classic weeks unless you are a famous endurance racing personality.

I needed to find a solution for the 24H, so during a visit last year my wife and I purchased part of the Cheval Blanc building directly opposite the hotel. This was also a hotel up until the end of the last century, and was the place where several of the post-race Aston Martin parties were held in the 1950's, including the infamous drinking competition in 1958 after all the cars retired during the night and the team went to drown their sorrows!

For the first time this year, we are offering fellow enthusiasts the rental of a private well-equipped apartment on the 2nd floor of the Cheval Blanc during race week, which sleeps up to 4 and has a fabulous grandstand view of the hotel and all the cars, personalities and action in the square below. The building and view of the Hotel De France is attached below

You can now eat, drink and mingle with these famous drivers and other personalities past and present without the long wait for a room! If this sounds of interest, please visit our website:

http://www.eventsreinvented.com/maisondespilotes

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Just bought a Grancab and joined this forum, but I'm a lifelong Le Mans fan an back for my 33rd visit to the 24H this year.

I'm still on the very long waiting list for a room at the Hotel de France in La Chartre sur le Loir, which was the Aston Martin, Ford GT 40 and Porsche 917 base discovered by John Wyer in the 1950's. I've stayed there many times outside of the race week and its fantastic, but its virtually impossible to get a room during the 24H or Classic weeks unless you are a famous endurance racing personality.

I needed to find a solution for the 24H, so during a visit last year my wife and I purchased part of the Cheval Blanc building directly opposite the hotel. This was also a hotel up until the end of the last century, and was the place where several of the post-race Aston Martin parties were held in the 1950's, including the infamous drinking competition in 1958 after all the cars retired during the night and the team went to drown their sorrows!

For the first time this year, we are offering fellow enthusiasts the rental of a private well-equipped apartment on the 2nd floor of the Cheval Blanc during race week, which sleeps up to 4 and has a fabulous grandstand view of the hotel and all the cars, personalities and action in the square below. The building and view of the Hotel De France is attached below

You can now eat, drink and mingle with these famous drivers and other personalities past and present without the long wait for a room! If this sounds of interest, please visit our website:

http://www.eventsreinvented.com/maisondespilotes

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We quite often go to the Hotel De France after the race.
 

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I'm really looking forward to this.

Guess like any other race day to bring the essentials... camping chair, cool box, bbq, etc. Or is it more "upmarket" than that?

Do they put up lots of screens to help stay in touch with the action? I have been watching a little bit of world endurance racing on YouTube to get the basics
 

Gazcw

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FIFTY, you will get my legendary full itinerary a month before the off with all the items you need and a full day by day plan of happenings.
Guys. I have been given a pass by the Mrs and will be attending this year. Stopping at Le Bounty this year instead of the normal farmhouse. Would be great to meet up with you all at some point if I could be allowed to ogle said itinerary.
 
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Guys. I have been given a pass by the Mrs and will be attending this year. Stopping at Le Bounty this year instead of the normal farmhouse. Would be great to meet up with you all at some point if I could be allowed to ogle said itinerary.
Sure remind me a few weeks before and I’ll send it to you.