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#4613
Le Mans June 10 Years ago Karma: 117
Hi all,
I have been reading the Le Mans 2010 thread over at imoc.co.uk

www.imoc.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=11...28a5b773a6243f948ce9

I am actually thinking of heading over, partly coz i have a friend who lives over there, and she is always asking me to come over.

look like its a 3.5hr drive from Cherbourg, after grabbing the ferry from Roslare.

Just wondering if anyone else has been, or is thinking of going this year.

I will have a look into prices, and post them...
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#4615
Re: Le Mans June 10 Years ago Karma: 314
Sounds interesting!
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#4616
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It would be great to get a few Irish MR2 heading over
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#4627
Re:Le Mans June 10 Years ago Karma: 102
Hmmm...i'd be interested! I hope le mans ticket prices aren't in the same league as formula 1 tickets.
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#4651
Re:Le Mans June 10 Years ago Karma: 58
I actually have that planned for a while, since I was living in the US I dreamed of watching this race. If anybody wants to organize this and get it going I'd definitely like to join or meet some MR2 people there.
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#4671
Re:Le Mans June 10 Years ago Karma: 102
Just been doing some research on this. The ferry is going to cost about €350 return for one adult and one car and takes about 18hrs, irish ferries only travel to cherbourg once a week, they travel to roscoff more often which is 365km from le mans, cherbourg is 284km. Tickets for the race, from what i can gather, cost €65 but that doesn't include a seat in the grandstand, I think costs another €60. Le Mans is a small city so I imagine that hotel rooms, parking, dining etc are going to be at a premium.

So I reckon we'd be looking at something like this
ferry- €350
petrol- €100-€150 ish
le mans ticket- €65-€125
accom. & food- around €100 per day at a guess
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#4672
Re:Le Mans June 10 Years ago Karma: 58
yeah I was checking and it does seem quite expensive to take cars out of this island. That's something I hope Ireland in the future will work on and make it more connected to the rest of the continent.
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#4673
Re:Le Mans June 10 Years ago Karma: 117
I reckon i will take a week, sure u will be at thet track for 3 days with qualifying etc, then a few days either side to chill out at camp site n catch some rays.

The ferry price is MAD money.

Thanks for doing some digging on the prices Mark.
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#4674
Re:Le Mans June 10 Years ago Karma: 314
Good digging Mark! (karma click 4 you ) wife would kill me going away for a week and leaving her with the kids. If I can figure out a way around it (i.e. co-incide a family holiday in France) then I will....
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#4679
Re:Le Mans June 10 Years ago Karma: 213
The other option is to take the ferry to UK, drive through and then the Eurostar - might be the same price, if not dearer.

I'm in same boat as Quandry - hard to justify a week off and dumping the kids with the wife.

The less fun and cheaper option is for the group to go in a few "normal" cars ...

I've always thought about going to the Ring or Le Mans but it does end up havingto commit to it as a major holiday in terms of time and money.

The other one I wanted to do was to organise a trip to the British Motor show - would have been a cheap alternative where you'd only need to commit to say a 3-day weekend. But afaik its cancelled this year
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#4682
Re:Le Mans June 10 Years ago Karma: 117
I just had a look on directferries.com, there are 3 sailings per week, and the price is 523E for 2 adults and an MR2 including cabin, so thats 260 each. I think that is a lot more reasonable.
Plus the more frequent sailings might help the people with families, get off side for a few days.
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#4684
Re:Le Mans June 10 Years ago Karma: 117
318 with Celtic ferries, for 1 person and car and cabin, 198 for one person, car and just a sleeping seat.
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#4685
Re:Le Mans June 10 Years ago Karma: 213
198 is sounding very tempting.

Just a pic to get people's appetite for a road trip going ...

And just after a quick look, I found a hotel 1 hour away when staying for 3 nights is only 165. That price was for having a double room to yourself.

Just looked again and you can get hotels for 80 euros per person for the 3 nights, incl breakfast for 2 sharing - would just need to ring and check to make sure they were twin rooms !

Getting a bit excited for a road trip - would still have to get my visa sorted though ...


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#4686
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Spidey wrote:


Getting a bit excited for a road trip - would still have to get my visa sorted though ...


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Lol, you getting excited for a roadtrip or excited because you see a Ferris Wheel? :laugh: spose it could be an interesting view of the cars flying bye at night while you're going around and around :silly:

Edit: Hang on - Ferris Wheel? maybe we just park the kids on that and show the wives the nearest shoe shop :clap: sorted!
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#4687
Re:Le Mans June 10 Years ago Karma: 117
nice picie
I am keeping an eye on the thread over at imoc, they seem to have a very good handle on camping at this stage, i dunno if i am up for camping, simple due to the size of MR2. But some of the camp sites have small 2 bed apartment style places to stay, which would be perfect.
www.chateau-de-chanteloup.com/CHANTELOUP2008/GB/index.htm
That is where they are staying..
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#7554
Re:Le Mans June 9 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 58
So guys what's the deal? Is anybody really planning on going? Let me know and I would be glad to join. I've watched F1 3 times already and I think Le Mans 24 is the best for the price! Cheaper ticket and 24 hours of cars racing
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#7559
Re:Le Mans June 9 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 117
Hiya,
I have been looking into it, i am actually thinking of flying down now, as i don't have to waste a day each way on the boat.

The UK MR2 guys stay 20mins drive from the track, I was kinda hoping to go to the track for a few hours n have a few beers then go back for a rest etc etc

What would be your preferred mode of transport?
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#7568
Re:Le Mans June 9 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 58
If somebody from Ireland wants to drive there, I could join and help pay for petrol and the ferry price. Since I only have a Irish Learner Permit I don't have the rights to drive one YET. If not then, I will have to find the cheapest way to go there. I just wanted to confirm with someone here, so I could ask my manager for the weekend off.
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#7706
Re:Le Mans June 9 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 102
I'd be up for this, I'd only fly though, driving seems way too dear
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#7744
Re:Le Mans June 9 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 58
Well, I am in Cork...so I thought getting on the ferry and then a bus would be the best way. Since you know more about this than I do...Let me know what is the best option and confirm whether you are going or not and I will buy the ticket.
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