04.0818 - I
posted a while back that I had mislaid some of my Le Mans tickets.
I've now managed to get five of the years. If anyone has
tickets from the 1990 race, I'd be very interested to hear from you.
Qualifying, grid line-up, warm-up times and (updated) race result
are now posted. You'll find them on the 2018 index page - see
button above. As I don't have the time to do it this year,
I've posted the details from the ACO rather than preparing my own
versions which is hugely time-consuming. Don't forget to click
the back button to come back! I'll soon be starting with my
2018 Le Mans Story, but as always, don't hold your breath!
As always, it's astonishing how quickly that passed by. I got
home about 11.30 on Monday night and spent yesterday wandering
around in a sleep-deprived daze... The post-Le Mans 'malaise'
has definitely set in. Fortunately, we have Silverstone WEC in
just over 9 weeks to look forward to. I guess my 33rd Le Mans
didn't see the most exciting race I've experienced, but I enjoyed my
10 days immensely, particularly the build-up in the preceeding week
with my younger son who was making his Le Mans debut. It was
great fun to have him with me (and enjoying it so much) and to be
joined by his elder brother on the Friday. Many thanks as
always to my pal James F for organising the tickets and
accommodation. It was great to meet a lot of old friends from
Ten Tenths (and a shame not to see Pascal this year - I hope
Francoise is recovering well). Here's to Silverstone and to Le
Well, as I write this, I'm about 2 hours away from leaving to get
the ferry. For those travelling to the World's Greatest Motor
Race, have a good journey, stay safe in France and have a wonderful
Test Day times.
On checking through some of my old Le Mans memorabilia, I discovered
that I have mislaid some of my old enceintes generals (entry
tickets). I am missing 1986,
1989, 1990 and 1992.
If anyone has any of these tickets and would be prepared to part
with them, perhaps they could let me know? PS. I'm delighted
to say that I've now acquired 1987, 1989 and 1992 tickets. Can
anyone help with the other 3 years? I'm prepared to pay a
The timetable for race week (and test day) is now available.
I've adjusted the downloadable version of the Scrutineering Schedule
so that it is now in portrait format and will fit on two sides of a
sheet of A4. I print it on glossy photo paper to go in my
camera rucksack. (I've also amended the error for car #6 -
Pits Allocations and Scrutineering Schedule now available.
OK. It's finally done. My 'story' of the 2017 Le Mans
trip can be revealed at last. Click on the gif below to go to
page 1. Although much of the photography is as suspect as
usual, there's also quite a lot of video snippets this year.
Remember to view them in HD. I hope you enjoy it as much as I
did creating it.
If you've appreciated
anything here, why not let me know by adding an entry in my