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    Le Mans 24 2014 - Retour du Dendroctone

    Its that time of year again .............

    Following successful SXOC raids on Le Mans for the last 5 years now, I see absolutely no reason why we shouldnt do it all over again. So, in Algie Christmas meal style:

    WHAT: Only the greatest endurance race of them all, the 82nd running of the 24 Heures Du Mans in the middle of France.

    WHERE: Le Mans, stupid. Its about 4 hours into France at the Circuit de la Sarthe, and consists of 13.6km of some of the fastest raceway in the world, with cars reaching nearly 230mph down the straights and averaging 150mph round the whole circuit. There are campsites at various points around the circuit and after a successful one last year our weapon of choice this year will be HOUX ANNEXE which is nicely situated near Tetre Rouge.

    WHEN: The race itself is Saturday June 14 - Sunday 15, but the SXOC crew tend to head over on the preceding Wednesday and come back on the following Monday. That said, a certain band of reprobates turned up halfway through the race and left before it was finished last year so its pretty each going

    HOW (much): Prices go up every year and this one is no exception - a week long entrance ticket will set you back £75 and a camping ticket (one required for each vehicle) will be £95, so 2 sharing a car are looking at £122.50 each. Its 450km from Calais, and we generally say that you can eat and drink for the week for about EUR 100 if you dont go crazy.

    WHY: Coz its a proper laugh - the SXOC van is in full effect with the disco, marquee, cold, cold fridges, barbecue setup, TV, smoke machine and hopefully some lasers this year and we rock the frickin place. Apparently theres this motor race on as well as a bit of a sideshow

    WHO: Dont know yet, thats the point of the thread
    However it promises to be one of the best LMP1 races for ages, with Toyota and Audi locking horns again and Porsche coming back after a spell away along with all the usual LMP2 and GT cars in support, I personally cant wait

    So if you are interest, stick your name down below and we'll get this show on the road. Ive spoken to our usual booking company and they have said that things are moving much quicker than usual so Ill need to know if youre interested by 06/12 and Ill probably need money in early January, so get cracking.
    Quote Originally Posted by scimmy ben
    I get the feeling that this would only work if we could pursuade Ernest Borgnine to drive the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth hovercraft.
    Quote Originally Posted by sprout
    After I shave my balls swarfega helps soothe, but means the hair grows back quite quickly, so give it a go

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    ABT is down for some Le Mans action

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    I'm in probably for 2 tickets (deffo 1) I will be driving the TVR for sure (6 months to fix it!). I should really get my membership renewed

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    No idea how I am getting there because Fatman Deac's is taking the Dolly

    BUT - I will get there even if I have to walk

    Plans for today
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    go home and put my "quan" t-shirt on
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    any early ideas for theme? "Ken's day nursery for special needs children under 8"

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    I'm in

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    100% Yes. Myself and the batwing will be in attendance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    I'm in
    Passenger?

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    In, already booked the time off work
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    I dont need to remind you that anyone coming will need to be members chaps, that ladies are not allowed* and that there will be a fair level of homosexual behaviour.

    * there is an exception to this rule but you dont want to know what it is
    Quote Originally Posted by scimmy ben
    I get the feeling that this would only work if we could pursuade Ernest Borgnine to drive the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth hovercraft.
    Quote Originally Posted by sprout
    After I shave my balls swarfega helps soothe, but means the hair grows back quite quickly, so give it a go

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    Quote Originally Posted by docwra View Post
    I dont need to remind you that anyone coming will need to be members chaps, that ladies are not allowed* and that there will be a fair level of homosexual behaviour.

    * there is an exception to this rule but you dont want to know what it is
    Just renewed mine, I should probably change my sig picture as mine is slightly outdated circa 2006

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    Homosexual behaviour and beer? Sounds awful.

    Count me in

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    I cannot wait for Péage exit races in the dolomite.

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    I may try and pop my Le Mans cherry this year. Depends on work and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran_E1 View Post
    Passenger?
    Passenger seat currently unoccupied ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Passenger seat currently unoccupied ;-)
    i'm in

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    I'm not sure, I'm desperately poor.

    Actually I don't think I got refunded this years Le Mans?

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    I dont think you did either Jules, but then Im not sure you ever gave me bank details to send it to either .......... I can do paypal if necessary?
    Quote Originally Posted by scimmy ben
    I get the feeling that this would only work if we could pursuade Ernest Borgnine to drive the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth hovercraft.
    Quote Originally Posted by sprout
    After I shave my balls swarfega helps soothe, but means the hair grows back quite quickly, so give it a go

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    Pretty sure I did but I'll pm then again.

    Bank transfer is better so I can buy food!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran_E1 View Post
    i'm in
    You can't passenger share with someone from another country Kieran!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran_E1 View Post
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    Good man, your seat has been reserved

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