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My Le Mans Classic 'essentials' list


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Chaps I've been compiling a list of items to take with me for my first Le Mans Classic trip this year, since many of you are seasoned visitors to this epic event I thought I'd publish what I have so far and invite you to amend/add to the list. I am camping in my friend's converted sprinter van which he has kitted out to a very decent standard. 

Right, the list so far is as follows:

Le Mans list

Toilet seat covers
Earplugs
Gaviscon
Immodium
Paracetamol
Pate
E scooters
Mini fridge
Bedding
telescopic foldable st00l

 

over to you.... 

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3 hours ago, Wingnonut said:

But not in bottles anymore ☹️

Not unless things have changed since last year? Or are you confusing with the Modern Le Mans ?
 

We did have a club stand with entry via Tetre Rouge entrance with Picnic, wine, beer the full Monty…..basically anything goes, with no checks

(other than tickets) on entry at all 

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Throw the telescopic st00l in the bin and buy yourself a properly comfy camping chair.  st00l may sound sensible, but you'll regret after an hour of sitting, nevermind several hours.

I always take a little camping stove, midnight pot noodles keep me fuelled.

Proper cutlery and a plastic plate.  Washing up supplies (sponge/liquid).

A bloody good Spotify playlist to get you in the mood on the drive down.

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2 hours ago, Sidewaysfun said:

Throw the telescopic st00l in the bin and buy yourself a properly comfy camping chair.  st00l may sound sensible, but you'll regret after an hour of sitting, nevermind several hours.

I always take a little camping stove, midnight pot noodles keep me fuelled.

Proper cutlery and a plastic plate.  Washing up supplies (sponge/liquid).

A bloody good Spotify playlist to get you in the mood on the drive down.

Thanks, will follow your advice, the st00l was a passing fancy

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Euros! For any late night taxis back to the tent/accommodation.

Torch

Solar charger

Cool-bag

Umbrella (used for both sun and rain before in one day)

Fold-out chair (but crucially, one with an angled back. The upright ones dig in after a few hours of dedicated spectating)

Refillable drinks bottle (water is more expensive than beer within the track)

In-car cup holder

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Love the e-scooter idea! Last year we all fitted roof racks too.

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Folding comfy camping chair AND a lightweight tripod st00l for those hikes round the circuit.

Light, packable fleece top/hoodie for when you find yourself round the other side of the circuit when it gets dark but you can't tear yourself away.

Umbrella

Several really cheap front door mats - if you use the showers, as you step out of the shower, you step onto a muddy floor left by others.  But not if you take a super-cheap mat, put it on the floor just outside your shower curtain, then you've got something nice and clean to stand on while you put your socks/shoes/flip-flops on.  And you just leave the mat there for the next guy, who thinks you are mega-considerate.

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  • 4 months later...

There is a decathlon in Le Mans. Last time I picked up a chair down there for 20 euros and used that. I would take one, if you haven’t paid for a grandstand you are basically sitting on the dirt. 

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