25 Apr This summer’s destination: Le Mans Classic 2014
This summer’s destination: Le Mans Classic 2014
July 4-6 will see the 7th biennial Le Mans Classic at the famed Circuit de la Sarthe. And I will be going – along with a convoy of 911s from Denmark.
Le Mans Classic has been held since 2002. It is the only race – apart from the annual 24 heures du Mans – which uses the same public roads as its more famous cousin. The event features cars which have competed in the real 24 Hours of Le Mans or similar cars of the same model. And only cars from between 1923 and 1979 are allowed.
Through early911.dk and flat6.dk – the two Danish 911 gearhead sites – we have assembled have convoy of 7 Porsche 911s and a Ferrari 348. The plan is to drive straight from Denmark to Bruges in Belgium, sleep over and then from there to Le Mans Classic.
Here we will meet up with DDK, the British Porsche Classic club, who have been so kind as to invite us to camp in their reserved area. After the race, where I will be doing 2 laps on the Circuit de la Sarthe, we will split up. Most people will head back to Denmark.
But my girlfriend and I will push on to the legendary Route des Grandes Alpes stretching from Thonon-les-Bains near Lake Geneva to Menton at the French Riviera.
From there we will go to Italy and brace ourselves for that long Autobahn drive back to Copenhagen. All in all we will cover 4.500 kilometres in 14 days. Here’s the road map.
Get your ticket here.