Classic Le Mans Road Trip

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by Stuinboro, 8 July 2014.

  1. Stuinboro

    Stuinboro Registered Capri Power Member

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    Just back from an amazing weekend at the classic le mans 24 hr with Andy Ellis.

    Seriously, a trip needs to be organised for 2016, I was in automotive heaven! :thumbup1:/>/>

    Some photos from the 800 I took :wtf1:/>

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  2. MarkW

    MarkW Registered Capri Power Member

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    Brilliant mate, looks absolutely fantastic. Nice pics.
     
  3. mike wills

    mike wills Registered Capri Power Member

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    nice shots looks like you've had a blast
     
  4. Stuinboro

    Stuinboro Registered Capri Power Member

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    Cheers guys, yeah, absolutely awesome. 1500 miles in 4 days but so worth it
     
  5. Brookland32

    Brookland32 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Some excellent photos mate magazine quality :thumbup1:
     
  6. BigJ

    BigJ Registered Capri Power Member

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    Great photos Stu :thumbup1:

    Looks like a real petrolheads day out :smokin:
     
  7. Vernon240

    Vernon240 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Looks superb....events and photos!
     
  8. stevep28

    stevep28 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Great pics there! Le Mans is a special place, you can almost smell the history there.
    We went several times to the ordinary 24 hours back in the late 80s, early 90s, fantastic experience but it seems to have got a bit 'yobby' nowadays.
    This definitely looks worth a trip though.
     
  9. Dangermouse

    Dangermouse Registered Capri Power Member

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    I do the 24 hours every year (when permissible) . . .i.e I missed this year to go to Brazil for the World Cup . . .BUT . . .I would agree with the previous comment about it being a bit rowdier than in the late 80s/90s . . but it has calmed down a lot.
    Last year was an improvement yet again. It's like the old school has decided to brass the yobs off and it seems to be working.

    The 24 takes from Wednesday to do properly though (I go Monday).

    The Classic is an entirely different event. Way, way more relaxed and a very different crowd.
    Took the Capri down in 2012 with a Quattro Turbo, a TR6 and a Plymouth Fury, had a blast :)/>

    If you think this looks good, try the Silverstone Classic (end of this month) . . .it's a very similar event.
    If you like it, then save for 2016 Le Mans Classic (it's every two years, not like the 24).

    As a final note . . .I prefer the 24
     
  10. Andy Ellis

    Andy Ellis Registered Capri Power Member

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    Great pics there Stu. I can't post any of mine yet, once the report has been in the Retroford mag i will post a few. As Stu said we had a great time and well worth doing :thumbup1:
     
  11. Stuinboro

    Stuinboro Registered Capri Power Member

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    Cheers once more guys, It has to be one of the best car events I have been too and I've been to a few.
    Already convinced the missus that we are going back in 2016 so I'd love to have some more capris keeping me company! :D
     

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