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31  Club Arnage / So You Think You Know About Le Mans / Re: What happened to ... Team Jota? on: May 04, 2007, 02:21:58 pm
New team name doesn't sound very English! (But then, neither does "Jota")

Have they been sold overseas?

32  Club Arnage / So You Think You Know About Le Mans / What happened to ... Team Jota? on: May 02, 2007, 03:12:27 pm
UK team "Team Jota" ( were at LM in 2005. My employer sponsored them during that season, before moving on to bigger and more expensive things (sponsoring/supporting Williams F1).

Any news on what happened to this team?
33  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Re: So who is driving what this year? on: April 27, 2007, 02:31:09 pm
Rover P6 3500S

(MOT pass allowing!)
34  Club Arnage / 2007 and earlier / Re: Wanted: Tertre Rouge ticket on: February 01, 2007, 09:48:58 pm
Should be able to help you out there Rob, I'll let you know by the end of the weekend

Excellent! Cheers Fisherman. I've PM'd you my mobile number to make things easier.

35  Club Arnage / 2007 and earlier / Wanted: Tertre Rouge ticket on: January 30, 2007, 11:24:58 pm
Inability to extract digit from rectum at the right time last year means I'm LM ticketless, and counting on a good samaritan to offer me a Tertre Rouge camping ticket. Otherwise, against my better judgement, I will have to resort to buying on EBay.

Many thanks!

36  Club Arnage / Help / Do I need a camping pass to get a motorbike on a campsite? on: March 24, 2005, 02:44:36 pm
Having got tickets for 3 cars for Tertre Rouge for our group, someone else now wants to bring a motorbike to LM as well and squat on our campsite.

Does he need a camping site ticket to get his bike on the site, or  are they allowed on for free? (Or, if necessary, would a small cash inducement allow the bike on the campsite?)



Only 80-odd days to go!
37  Club Arnage / General Discussion / What happended to Michel Valliant's film? on: March 05, 2005, 09:25:00 am
Posting about SpeedTribe just now;action=display;threadid=2994 reminded me of the 2 cars entered into a race a couple of years back to get some footage for a "Michel Valliant" movie. There was a red Panoz and a blue something or other - a goodie and a baddie.

What happened to this film? I can't find much at all about it on the web - and certainly haven't seen it on DVD anywhere.
38  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Speed Tribe on: March 05, 2005, 09:16:52 am
Just got hold of an excellent LM DVD called Speed Tribe. Its been out for a while (first issued in 2002), but I can't see any reference to it on the forum - maybe it was chatted about on the old forum. Whatever. I think it is worth mentioning - My first impression was bl@@dy hll this is amazing!

Taking TV footage of the 2001 race, the makers have compilied  a 25 minute DVD movie accompanied by ambient/psychedelic electronic music. The DVD sums up the highs, the lows, the experience of LM - even if it did bucket down that year! The sound (in 5.1 surround if you have it) is incredible. Accompanying extras include several interviews (sound only), including one with Martin Brundle (this one being hidden as an easter egg). Also included in the foldout case is a CD with an extended variation of the DVD sound track, and a password to get into the members section of the website. This has more tracks & movies etc.

From their website ( surround sound electronica on DVD+CD
SPEED TRIBE is an award-winning 2-disc DVD+CD from, combining a sonic barrage of surround sound electronic beats with MTV-style films of the fast street and racing cars of Le Mans.

This review sums it up rather more eloquently than the above...

I ordered it direct from It came from Canada in a couple of days no problem and straight through the post office customs thing without charge. 13. Bargain.

The perfect present for a LMer, or something to watch with the lads in a pre-LM drinking /planning session!
39  Club Arnage / It Happened To Me / Re:Youre Nicked 2004 on: June 15, 2004, 10:51:42 pm
Goldfish SPS in his mighty powerful Rover 25 83 bhp monster was the only one of our group to get nicked, in the slowest car !!


The N138 south into Gace for overtaking on a white line.

90 Euro's lighter he was.

Two of our lot got done for the same thing in a similar area - the two that ignored the headlight flashing of the locals driving the other way! Gendarmerie held one passenger hostage whilst the others went off to find a bank  Shocked
40  Club Arnage / General Discussion / "Speed Sunday - LM Special" ITV timings on: June 06, 2004, 08:59:45 am
For the those that haven't left for the campsites are the timings for ITV's coverage in their Speed Sunday Le Mans Special progs.

(Note: This is for ITV London, subject to change etc etc etc)

Saturday 12th
          14:40 - 15:30 ITV1

Sunday 13th
          01:15 - 02:00 ITV1
          13:30 - 15:30 ITV1

I.e. nearly 4 hours in total (which will be more like 2 when fast forwarding through the adverts  Smiley ), but fair play to ITV for covering the race.
41  Club Arnage / Help / Bar+TV+footie, Sunday, Alencon or Rouen on: May 30, 2004, 10:34:05 am
Can anyone help with names & locations of bars in Alencon likely to be showing the footie on Sunday?

We're either staying there or in Rouen. I've found a nice list of pubs in Rouen (including some "English" or "Irish" bars) - but not having much luck with Alencon. As time is tight between end of race and start of footie I'd rather have an objective to aim for rather than wandering around trying to find a place that is a) open on Sunday eve and b) showing the footie!

Although since it is France v. Eng  B) is likely if a)  is!
42  Club Arnage / Help / Is the "Michelin" LM Guide available this year? on: May 24, 2004, 11:24:41 pm
A couple of years ago I picked up a Michelin/MG X-Power sponsored guide pack to LM. I think it was about 10 and available from awebsite before the race. It had some useful stuff in, like a fold-up card with all the entrants details on, up-to-date map of france etc

Is anything similar on sale this year? Can't see anything on Michelin's website.

I guess it might be too late anyhows: maybe I'll wait for the Auto Sport LM special (which, I guess is out next week)

43  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Re:Who What When Where 2004 on: May 16, 2004, 09:09:30 am
Did you manage the firewalking and was it ok.

Yes, two of us did it. Once you get over the fear factor it is very easy. A bunch of us had been sat around the fire chatting all night, and by dawn it had burnt down to a mass of glowing embers - no flames but pretty damn hot (not surprising considering the number of trees we'd felled found lying on the ground and burnt!).  Perhaps it was the lack of sleep, but I decided it was do-able. Raked the coals out as flat as poss. Ponced around a bit with last minute nerves then walked straight over. Easy. No blisters / pain. HUUUGGEE feeling of euthoria!

Once was enough for me, but another lad (an impetuous enthusiatic type) did it several times, with only one small blister to show for it.

Tips if you fancy it:
Rake the coals out flat - you don't want your feet sinking 6" into them
A bit of grass dew/water on your feet definitely helps
Walk moderately fast (does anyone need telling this!?)
Don't stop / change your mind half way across
Try to avoid chucking beer bottles into the fire the night before!!! (forgot that we'd done this, but incredibly neither of us got any cuts)

Go for it & good luck!
44  Club Arnage / General Discussion / Re:Who What When Where 2004 on: May 15, 2004, 09:57:00 am
Group name: Leyland Classics / Leyland Skunkworks

Travel plans:
Out: Thurs 10th 0600 Dover-Calais
Back: 1100 Monday

Campsite: BSJ

2 x Spitfire 1500s, an Alfa GTV 3.0, and a beefed-up Ecsort

Back to basics this year, after things getting a bit out of hand in the past (took 3-piece suites, standard lamps and carpet 2 years running, all of which got burnt on the Sunday night; bare-foot firewalking seemed like a good idea a couple of years ago; setting fire to the fridge less so!). Beer, cars, fun. What else is needed? Plan to watch Sunday night footy either in Alencon or Rouen (Formula-1 hotels booked in both towns depending on how long to get the cars out of the campsite).
45  Club Arnage / Help / Re:Simple question - to the experienced LM'ers on: February 27, 2004, 09:27:35 am
Hi Skorpio,

The camping ticket will (if they are like previous years) have a 4-colour patch on it - approaching LM follow the signs for the colour that hasn't been crossed out.

The campsites are (in the main) on public roads (although the gendarmerie usually put up road blocks in random places!) so you only need the camping ticket to get to BSR campsite.

If you haven't pre-ordered them, your race ticket can be bought from any entrance into the track areas themselves. There's numerous entrances (all of which a fair way from BSR unfortunately - I'm on the same campsite!).

You need to pick up a 'contramarque' (pass-out ticket) whenever leaving a trackside area. You then hand this in again when you go back to the action.

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