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Title: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Kev_mk3 on April 28, 2022, 04:25:24 pm
Maybe a little early but what the hell..............


43 days to go until the start of race, so seemed about the right time to start this years thread.

Out Dover - Calais Friday 10th June 6:10am Irish Ferries

Returning to Houx with Nopanic, DFH, Jules and Steve others as per usual.

Back Calais to Dover Monday 13th June 14:50 Irish Ferries

In the wife's Leon Estate as a mates decided to come and can't fit us all in with gear in my car.


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: nopanic - neil on April 29, 2022, 12:27:09 am
Maybe a little early but what the hell..............


43 days to go until the start of race, so seemed about the right time to start this years thread.

Out Dover - Calais Friday 10th June 6:10am Irish Ferries

Returning to Houx with Nopanic, DFH, Jules and Steve others as per usual.

Back Calais to Dover Monday 13th June 14:50 Irish Ferries

In the wife's Leon Estate as a mates decided to come and can't fit us all in with gear in my car.

Kev - cant wait to meet up again  - BEER


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: geoffd on April 29, 2022, 10:47:13 am

Out Pompey - Caen Wednesday 1st June overnight
Usual Hotel with a Mulsanne pitch for socialising and chilling
Back Caen - Pompey Friday 17th June overnight.

Is it time to go yet?


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Kev_mk3 on April 29, 2022, 11:56:49 am
Maybe a little early but what the hell..............


43 days to go until the start of race, so seemed about the right time to start this years thread.

Out Dover - Calais Friday 10th June 6:10am Irish Ferries

Returning to Houx with Nopanic, DFH, Jules and Steve others as per usual.

Back Calais to Dover Monday 13th June 14:50 Irish Ferries

In the wife's Leon Estate as a mates decided to come and can't fit us all in with gear in my car.

Kev - cant wait to meet up again  - BEER
I dont really drink anymore but for you I shall have one!


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Jules G on April 29, 2022, 02:38:50 pm
Maybe a little early but what the hell..............


43 days to go until the start of race, so seemed about the right time to start this years thread.

Out Dover - Calais Friday 10th June 6:10am Irish Ferries

Returning to Houx with Nopanic, DFH, Jules and Steve others as per usual.

Back Calais to Dover Monday 13th June 14:50 Irish Ferries

In the wife's Leon Estate as a mates decided to come and can't fit us all in with gear in my car.

Kev - cant wait to meet up again  - BEER
I dont really drink anymore but for you I shall have one!
  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Jules G on April 29, 2022, 04:11:08 pm
Out -  hopefully on the 7th: Newhaven to Dieppe DFDS.

Normal Spot in Houx with Drinking for Holland, Ewan & Gang, Neil & Sam, Kev mk3, Steve Pyro and Andy, Nigel 7 Alex. 

Return on Monday Tunnel


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Kev_mk3 on April 30, 2022, 04:44:32 pm
Maybe a little early but what the hell..............


43 days to go until the start of race, so seemed about the right time to start this years thread.

Out Dover - Calais Friday 10th June 6:10am Irish Ferries

Returning to Houx with Nopanic, DFH, Jules and Steve others as per usual.

Back Calais to Dover Monday 13th June 14:50 Irish Ferries

In the wife's Leon Estate as a mates decided to come and can't fit us all in with gear in my car.

Kev - cant wait to meet up again  - BEER
I dont really drink anymore but for you I shall have one!
  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Health not because I want to TBH

We wanted to get the tunnel home but none available


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: slash on May 02, 2022, 10:49:59 am
The Murvi Crew are outbound Newhaven Dieppe Monday 6th
Returning same route Monday 13th.
Usual spot at Mulsanne.
Bring it on!


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: TobyAnscombe on May 02, 2022, 01:44:07 pm
Us Messy Houx Annexer's will be out Thursday and back Monday with our usual stop in Bagnoles..

Very much looking forwards to it after the last couple of years! Hoping for some decent weather and some even hotter racing ;-)


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: cja on May 03, 2022, 11:59:33 pm
Out: Newhaven -Dieppe on 7th
Back: Dieppe-Newhaven on 14th

House booked & paid for in September

Car is already packed..........  8)


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Pilgrim on May 04, 2022, 10:53:03 am
Outward: Tuesday 31 May 2022, 8:00pm, Plymouth to Roscoff aboard the Pont Aven.

Arriving: Friday 03 June 2022, 9:00am, Epinettes.

Return: Monday 13 June 2022, 08:30am, Caen to Portsmouth aboard the Mont St Michel.


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Barry on May 05, 2022, 01:08:11 am
Still not sure if I'll be fit enough to go.
But I might risk it!

If I do it's out on the St Malo boat on the 5th, back via Caen night boat on the 12th.
Bleu Nord.
The Lemon Drop has been retired so travelling in Li'l Blue.


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Werner on May 05, 2022, 08:58:34 am
Still not sure if I'll be fit enough to go.
But I might risk it!

If I do it's out on the St Malo boat on the 5th, back via Caen night boat on the 12th.
Bleu Nord.
The Lemon Drop has been retired so travelling in Li'l Blue.


I'll keep fingers crossed that you will be able to make it, Barry! Hope to see you on Bleu Nord!


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Barry on May 05, 2022, 11:42:56 am

I'll keep fingers crossed that you will be able to make it, Barry! Hope to see you on Bleu Nord!

It would be good to see you and catch up Werner.
When do you arrive?


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Steve Pyro on May 06, 2022, 12:13:41 pm
Myself, Andy and Dick in the lil' Chevy El Camino.

Out bound Newhaven - Dieppe -  Tuesday 7th.
Return Dieppe - Newhave - Monday 13th.

Staying on Houx with the In-Crowd (DfH, Ewan & Gang, Neil & Sam, Kev mk3, Jules, Nigel etc)


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Werner on May 06, 2022, 01:36:21 pm

I'll keep fingers crossed that you will be able to make it, Barry! Hope to see you on Bleu Nord!

It would be good to see you and catch up Werner.
When do you arrive?


Wednesday late afternoon. We'll be a group of 15 people this year.


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: pretzel on May 18, 2022, 08:06:56 pm
Nice to be able to confirm a return to La Sarthe for Team Pretzel (me and the OH) after the last couple of years enforced hiatus.....

Out 7th via Chunnel for a change (first time this route over for us after more than a quarter of a century using ferries from Pompey both ways!)
Back 13th Calais - Dover

Staying @ Hotel de France in La Chartre sur Le Loir and commuting from there daily in the Cayman.



Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Lawnmower Man on May 23, 2022, 12:59:10 pm
Canada Phil and I are heading out 7th Newhaven Dieppe arrive BN early evening.
Return Monday 14.


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Rhino on May 23, 2022, 11:30:51 pm
Team Booze'n'Tabs will have six attendees this year. Four out on Monday and me and one other out Wednesday night to camp a Terte Rouge.


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Werner on May 24, 2022, 09:58:44 am
Canada Phil and I are heading out 7th Newhaven Dieppe arrive BN early evening.
Return Monday 14.

Great news that Phil will also make it!


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Bob U on May 24, 2022, 12:40:23 pm
Canada Phil and I are heading out 7th Newhaven Dieppe arrive BN early evening.
Return Monday 14.

Iíd check that Tom. Itís either Monday 13th or Tuesday 14th.


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Lorry on May 24, 2022, 08:43:01 pm
Is Canada Dry Covid free?  Has anyone warned Phil about Monkeypox?

I've just noticed Bob U's comment

"There is a corner of a foreign field that will be forever England ------ Houx Annexe. And the bastards have built on it."

Maison Blanche is now lost - lets face it, they've built on everything!


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: clkgtrlm1 on May 25, 2022, 11:31:19 am
Is Canada Dry Covid free?  Has anyone warned Phil about Monkeypox?

I've just noticed Bob U's comment

"There is a corner of a foreign field that will be forever England ------ Houx Annexe. And the bastards have built on it."

Maison Blanche is now lost - lets face it, they've built on everything!

Before long, the campsites will be SO FAR out, we might be better off staying in the municipale in Spay!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: clkgtrlm1 on May 25, 2022, 11:45:01 am
Flying Gherkin Motorsport

Usual 3 of us.
Boring Kia Niro (with a different livery) and Flying Gherkin Support van...............

Pompey to Le Havre Sleeper, out Friday 3rd.
Meet our French friends (living near) St Saturnin Saturday 4th.
Staying on Beausejour.
6 padowan coming down on Wednesday to join us.
Meeting another 3 (staying Houx) at Tertre Rouge on Wednesday for a couple of Goudales (or 3). There was NO Stella last year........................ :(

Back Tuesday 14th same route.



Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Lorry on May 25, 2022, 12:01:27 pm
Before long, the campsites will be SO FAR out, we might be better off staying in the municipale in Spay!  ;D ;D ;D
Pre covid, 3 of our group had trouble walking from Maison Blanche to the grandstands.  2 aren't coming this year and we now have a 2km walk now, which when busy will take an hour.  Might have to stop at a bar half way ;D


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: smokie on May 25, 2022, 01:26:07 pm
Lorry - that reminds me of the many times my mate Mark and I set off from Maison Blanche to visit the museum in the days before the action. Every time we went to do it there was always some distraction (often the Liverpool Boys, but there were others) that conspired to prevent our mission. We never made it, despite trying.


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: clkgtrlm1 on May 25, 2022, 02:09:11 pm
 
Lorry - that reminds me of the many times my mate Mark and I set off from Maison Blanche to visit the museum in the days before the action. Every time we went to do it there was always some distraction (often the Liverpool Boys, but there were others) that conspired to prevent our mission. We never made it, despite trying.


 ;D Haha  ;D
26 years, I have been trying to get to that bleeding Museum!


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Lorry on May 25, 2022, 06:32:19 pm
Lorry - that reminds me of the many times my mate Mark and I set off from Maison Blanche to visit the museum in the days before the action. Every time we went to do it there was always some distraction (often the Liverpool Boys, but there were others) that conspired to prevent our mission. We never made it, despite trying.


 ;D Haha  ;D
26 years, I have been trying to get to that bleeding Museum!
For me its only 36 years :o


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Jules G on May 25, 2022, 06:37:23 pm
Lorry - that reminds me of the many times my mate Mark and I set off from Maison Blanche to visit the museum in the days before the action. Every time we went to do it there was always some distraction (often the Liverpool Boys, but there were others) that conspired to prevent our mission. We never made it, despite trying.


 ;D Haha  ;D
26 years, I have been trying to get to that bleeding Museum!

You've been missing the air conditioned WC's, normally a small Q and also clean ;D


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Lawnmower Man on May 25, 2022, 09:05:33 pm
Canada Phil and I are heading out 7th Newhaven Dieppe arrive BN early evening.
Return Monday 14.

Iíd check that Tom. Itís either Monday 13th or Tuesday 14th.

Yep should be Tuesday 14 We leave BN on Maonday AM and get the ferry at 02:00 on Tuesday.


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Lawnmower Man on May 25, 2022, 09:10:47 pm
Is Canada Dry Covid free?  Has anyone warned Phil about Monkeypox?


No comma No.

Phil has the Jab documentation.  I didn't tell him about Monkey Pox.  Even if I did I don't think it would put him off.


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: chrismc on May 26, 2022, 05:38:27 am
Myself & my bezzer Dan arriving Weds 8th in motorhome FP54.

Cotswolds > Folkestone TUNNEL Calais > Le Mans.

Cannot bl**dy wait! ;D

Heís a LM virgin so I canít wait for him to experience Arnage at night!

We are (were) regulars at RALLY GB- but Dan trying LM on my recommendation!  Should be mega.

Cheers, Chris


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: cja on May 30, 2022, 06:11:20 pm
Bit of a long shot, maybe, but..........

Anyone have info. on queuing times, at either Newhaven (to get on) and Dieppe (to get off)?

I've tried asking the ferry co but their responses either refer to Dover - which is no f*@7ing use, or the standard wording on their website and to 'allow extra time'  ::)


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Lorry on May 30, 2022, 07:57:37 pm
Bit of a long shot, maybe, but..........

Anyone have info. on queuing times, at either Newhaven (to get on) and Dieppe (to get off)?

I've tried asking the ferry co but their responses either refer to Dover - which is no f*@7ing use, or the standard wording on their website and to 'allow extra time'  ::)
Its not like Dover.  As its a small operation, they're a bit laid back.  It may have all changed in the last couple of years, but I don't think they unlock the gates at Newhaven till an hour before sailing.  There's a fair bit of freight to get on, and it must slow down when really busy. Unloading is pretty quick as its a smallish boat, but the upstairs may take a bit longer, and then you're straight on the bypass.

But with Brexit, you'll all be body cavity searched for British sausage ;)


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Jules G on May 30, 2022, 07:59:12 pm
Bit of a long shot, maybe, but..........

Anyone have info. on queuing times, at either Newhaven (to get on) and Dieppe (to get off)?

I've tried asking the ferry co but their responses either refer to Dover - which is no f*@7ing use, or the standard wording on their website and to 'allow extra time'  ::)

I am travelling on the DFDS from Newhaven on Tuesday afternoon so will post up. in 2019 it took a couple of hours to get on the Ferry at Newhaven but seem pretty quick getting off, 30minutes or so.


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: cja on May 31, 2022, 04:39:37 pm
Thank you, Jules  :)

Had a useful response from the operation at Dieppe - allow about an hour/hour & twenty to get through, as a tourist.
Not great, but manageable

If it's freight, basically, all bets are off!


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: geoffd on May 31, 2022, 07:10:22 pm
We are heading down to Portsmouth tomorrow evening (1st June) for a Brittany Ferry, I will def be allowing some extra time as it's the start of the long bank holiday weekend.


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Aysedasi on June 01, 2022, 09:54:59 am
After 34 straight years from 1986 to 2019, I missed 2020 (of course) and took the decision not to go last year.  But I'm heading back for #35 this year, on the 8.15 am ferry from Portsmouth to Caen tomorrow morning for the full experience....   :)


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Lorry on June 01, 2022, 10:11:12 pm
After 34 straight years from 1986 to 2019, I missed 2020.....
Me too, what a coincidence.  I remember your website years ago - didn't realise it was still going


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Andy Zarse on June 03, 2022, 10:58:38 am
After 34 straight years from 1986 to 2019, I missed 2020.....
Me too, what a coincidence.  I remember your website years ago - didn't realise it was still going

1988-2019 for me, now happy to be going back after the enforced hiatus.

Me and Brad Z in the TVR, Bob U, Doris and ByKarlos in Bobís Discovery. Out Newhaven to Dieppe on Wednesday morning, back on Monday evening. Staying on BN with Team Robbo. Come say hi if passing through this year.


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Barry on June 03, 2022, 01:42:18 pm
Sod it, you only live once, decided to go.

Out on the St Malo night boat on the 5th, back via Caen night boat on the 12th.
Got to be back for our 35th wedding anniversary on the Monday!
Bleu Nord with Team Robbo @ Camp C'Arnage.

The Lemon Drop has been retired so travelling in Li'l Blue.

Just waiting now!


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: mgmark on June 03, 2022, 11:45:46 pm
Me and Elanman with our lot on Epinettes, arriving from Tuesday morning, see you all there  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Perdu on June 04, 2022, 10:54:18 am
I'm hoping team Langoustine haven't pushed of to some long forgotten edge of BN and have allocated us pastures on the shores of Camp C'Arnage.

Taking number one son for his exposure to 'dad-in-the-raw' I wonder how that's going to go?

At least dad doesn't have to drive  ;D
Pompey Caen on Thursday morning, I hope I can remember where SuperU is...

See you soon gang.


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: Papa Eric on June 04, 2022, 12:06:40 pm
Back this year after missing 2020 & 21. Other than that been going since 1991 except for year I got shunned by best mate after my divorce! Should have gone anyway as would have had a better time.

Travelling via Dover-Calais Wed 8th. Will be looking out for stickered travellers. Can't wait   :)


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: lofty on June 04, 2022, 09:10:45 pm
This year me driving north.other blokes driving south.going to miss the vip ticket but looking friday night with the brethren will be a highlight.what fancydress ?please help me.someone.


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: nopanic - neil on June 04, 2022, 10:36:43 pm
This year, we are in the Volvo XC70 - its not been for years and it said it would like to go !

Besides the camper is broken at present - so tenting it this time,

And best bit - Evil Sam can share the driving this time - where my beer !   ;D

Out - Brittany Ferries - Wed Night
Back - Mon

safe travels all


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: dukla on June 06, 2022, 12:32:42 pm
Bit of a long shot, maybe, but..........

Anyone have info. on queuing times, at either Newhaven (to get on) and Dieppe (to get off)?

I've tried asking the ferry co but their responses either refer to Dover - which is no f*@7ing use, or the standard wording on their website and to 'allow extra time'  ::)

We did Newhaven/Dieppe morning ferry in April on our way to Arnage (via Spain!). As per other comments much simpler than Dover/Calais - boarding started about 15 mins before departure and we left on time. Dieppe was a slow single lane q out but we were on the road within about 30 mins so actually not that bad. 1 Luton van was being strip searched: was loaded with old furniture and French plod wasn't convinced, standing at the back, that there wasnt a small lump of cheddar somewhere!


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: ewan on June 07, 2022, 10:28:09 am
We're out Pompey - Caen overnight Weds and back Monday PM, in a green Evora. Camping in Houx with the DfH crew, nopanic, Steve Pyro, kev & gang.

For those that have done it so far, what's the sitrep at Portsmouth getting onboard and at Calais arriving?


Title: Re: Who, Where, What When etc 2022
Post by: nopanic - neil on June 07, 2022, 12:44:03 pm
We're out Pompey - Caen overnight Weds and back Monday PM, in a green Evora. Camping in Houx with the DfH crew, nopanic, Steve Pyro, kev & gang.

For those that have done it so far, what's the sitrep at Portsmouth getting onboard and at Calais arriving?

no problems - they are experienced guys  ;D

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