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Le Mans or Bust

Thursday 12th June


We ended up staying for five days at Saumur despite us having to pay €5.40 per night, sometimes you’re in the right place at the right time and it’s worth paying.

We moved on to La Suze sur Sartre, about 50 miles north of Saumur and guess who we found there? Clive Brooker doing his international tour which just means zooming all over France. I’m going to have to stop meeting up with East Essex DA mates, I always get a headache the next morning, they are a very bad influence and make me overdose on red wine and beer.


We spent a couple of very nice days here, not too much to see but the sun was out, our chairs were out, nice walk, two good homemade meals and a catch up with the gossip.

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On Wednesday morning we made our way to Le Mans and met up with Steve & Lisa and Andrew & Val who had bought their son, Jordan with them. Here is Lucy all sun tan lotioned up and ready to meet some of her drinking partners.

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Reservoir Dogs, here’s the team off to the pits.

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Following are a “few” photos of pits, cars and bits of cars, they are the closest to half decent shots of cars that you can get at Le Mans for the very good reason that once they are on the track they go bloody fast, far faster than I thought they would, so make the most of these bits.

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Almost like an AirFix kit.

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This is Romain Dumas twice winner of Le Mans but in two different groups. He spent ages being photographed by a guy with an iPhone whilst the photographer with a decent camera had to hang around trying to look busy.

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Alain Prost on the right! Actually it could be anyone, he just looked important and he has curly hair. Please note that if any facts I give you on this blog are remotely close to a true fact it is totally coincidental. I have inherited my father’s love of sport, or rather a total lack of interest in anything remotely sporting.

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Just like a big radio controlled car but costing rather more.

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Just in case you don’t believe that I am really here.

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You can take the girls out of Essex…

But you try and take an ice cream cone out of their hands…

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As I said earlier, these cars go very very fast, 200mph at times and you have no chance whatsoever in catching them in any detail.

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Unless the missus lets you buy one of these lenses…..

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Or one of these.

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These are my efforts, I’m quite pleased with these, but then of them were slowing down for the pits and to make it harder, it was getting dark.

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