LATEST NEWS & INFORMATION NOTES
LE MANS 24HRS 2018 - Date 16th 17th June. LE MANS CLASSIC 2018 - Date 6th 7th 8th July
We are now offering our various accommodation package prices for these events. If you have not yet approached us and are intending joining us please contact us for details. firstname.lastname@example.org
We have already received enquiries and reservations for both events including from a number of teams and official dealers representing 24Hrs competing manufacturer's teams.
We plan a return visit during the Le Mans 24hrs to the "Classic British Welcome" at Saint Saturnin, a great pre race event held on the Friday and has become one of the most popular attractions during the Le Mans 24hrs week. The visit forms part of our Le Mans 24hrs introductory guided coach tour "Le Tour" .
SOME OF THE PAST EVENT REPORTS
LE MANS CLASSIC 2016 8th 9th 10th July
We are pleased to see one of our guests teams Greaves Motorsport Team making good progress with their latest LMP2 cars in the 2015 race series.
LE MANS 24HRS AND CLASSIC 2014
Many regular and new guests joined us for the Le Mans 24hrs and Le Mans Classic 2014.
Porsche AG made a welcome return to the Le Mans 24hrs competing against the Audi, Peugeot and other LMP1 teams. Their entry created added interest in the 24hrs and judging by the response from our clients we expect demand will outstrip availability when it comes to accommodation in 2015. Already Porsche Centres at Cambridge and Nottingham, who we had the pleasure of their company and working with at this years race, have expressed a desire to return in 2105. Both have specially designed Le Mans 24hrs executive tours for their valued customers .
We were particularly delighted Greaves Motorsport Team, one of the leading LMP2 teams and past class winners at Le Mans joined us again in 2014 and have already signed up to be with us in 2015. They and their sponsors reside in Château d’Eporce during both the test weekend and the race week. We enjoyed the company of one of our other resident guest teams Parr, Porsche Racing Specialists who competed in the Porsche Cup support race, especially as one of their cars won the race and another a class win. The whole team including drivers were greeted with spontaneous applause when they joined fellow guests at our farewell BBQ at Château d'Eporcé after the race. We will report more on these two events shortly.
If you are planning to visit the 24Hrs in 2015 June 13 -14 we hope to publish details towards the end of September when you are strongly advised to book as early as possible judging by the interest already being shown. All the required information will be found on or via this website in September.
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LE MANS 24HRS 2013
Whilst Audi were the eventual winners yet again of the 2013 Le Mans 24hrs the race was one of the most exciting in recent years. Fortunately the weather was mostly kind to us after last years wet windy conditions. Sadly it was marred by a fatal accident in the early stages of the race demonstrating just how dangerous world sportscar championship racing is.
Many of our regular clients returned along with new ones to enjoy a great weekend racing and we played host to Greaves Motorsport, Strakka Racing, Gulf Racing Middle East and Audi Sponsors Microsoft in our properties. A special thank you must go to good friend Robin Donovan, fourteen times driver at Le Mans, as always it’s a pleasure working together.
LE MANS 24HRS AND LE MANS CLASSIC 2012
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LE MANS 24 HRS 2011Despite the adverse economic climate we are please to play host again to many resident and camping guests during the Le Mans 2011.
We were please to welcome members of the Audi Sport Team and regular guests Strakka Racing at some of our properties along with our usual gathering of prestige car club members and owners of high performance cars. Club Lotus were again well represented as well as valued clients of our our associate company Travel Destinations Ltd.
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LE MANS 24 HRS AND LE MANS CLASSIC 2010
The Ford GT Matech team were our resident guests at Château d'Eporcé during this year's 24hrs, they joined some three hundred plus other team, corporate, club resident and camping guests. We then had a short break before we went on to entertain a further four hundred plus guests during a very hot and sunny Classic Le Mans. It is always pleasing to see an ever increasing number of regular guests returning to join us each year and 2010 was no exception.
LE MANS 24 HRS 2009
Le Mob played host yet again to both teams, sponsors and associated organisations during the 2009 Le Mans. We were pleased to have the BBC Top Gear TV Production Team and Top Gear Magazine staff staying with us on our camp site and also welcome staff members from two other highly acclaimed magazines Octane and Evo. Many Octane readers took advantage of the special Octane Readers Eporcé Campers Package presented by our our associate company Travel Destinations Ltd.
LE MANS 24 HRS 2008This year ,working together with our friends at Project 100 and Detaglio, we were please to have a number of teams join us as our resident guests during the 24hrs. These included the Embassy Racing Team at Château d'Eporcé, the Essex Porsche Spyder Team at Gaignie and Prodrive. Teams are, as one would expect, are completely focussed on the race, but it was a pleasure when the members of the Embassy team including drivers accepted our invitation and joined resident and camping guests after the race on Sunday for the Farewell Barbecue at Eporcé. Hearing first hand stories about the race from both team members and drivers was a great thrill for everyone.
This year's only disappointment was that Stratstones, who we had worked hard for and introduced them to our Château La Groirie camp site in 2007 as camping package clients of our associate company Travel Destinations Ltd, decided to go it alone this year. They moved in to take over the château, arguably copying our tried and tested camping format at La Groirie which we had developed over more than ten years, seemingly charging their clients considerably more than our executive packages at Château d'Eporcé.
In 2009 Travel Destinations Ltd have tied up with Octane Magazine to offer VIP Camping packages at Eporcé designed in consultation with ourselves. These will be competitively priced and offer an option to those who are considering taking one of the Stratstone 2009 Le Mans Experience Packages. We are please to be continuing our association with this excellent publication, started when they kindly sponsored the Culzean Autoclassica Concours d'Elegance this year.
LE MANS CLASSIC 2008
In the last few years we have paid host to many major teams competing at both the 24Hrs and Classic. This year was no exception although our friends, the team from America who had booked to join us at Château d’Eporce for the Classic regrettably had to pull out at the last minute. The weather was kind to us and apart from some early showers at the beginning, we bathed in sunshine. This year we introduced our new marquee for the barbecue receptions and hosted almost 200 seated guests for the Friday Celebration Barbecue and slightly less for the Sunday Farewell buffet style barbecue. Always a great atmosphere, the Classic didn't let us down and we all enjoyed the company of both old friends and new. The next Classic in 2010 promises to be a sell out so make your plans and reservations early.
Le Mans 24 Hrs 16/17th June 2007
The 2007 Le Mans 24Hrs will go down as on of the wettest on record. Those clients who arrived at the beginning of race week and the Le Mob Team who had the task of setting up our château campsites at Château d’Eporcé and Château La Groirie were the only ones lucky to see the sun shinning. Our 400 camping clients including the Pendragon Stratstones Group were not so lucky when they arrived on site on the Thursday and those who had hired our pre erected tents were truly grateful of this. However it was great to see the true Brit spirit coming out and despite the inclement weather clients accepted that sometimes it can rain at Le Mans and were determined to enjoy their Le Mans experience.
This year the White Lightning Team from U.S.A, who have stayed with us at Château d’Eporcé for the last two years couldn’t make it due to their cars being damaged in the ALMS the week before. However we were pleased to welcome Blank Canvas with Dr Betz and the Aston Martin organization to Eporcé whose guests included Sir Stirling Moss. We also entertained regular clients Porsche Centre Cambridge and groups from Peugeot UK and Gulf who made up part of the 200 plus guests staying in our properties. Other regular “Le Mobsters” included members from all the major clubs including Club Lotus, MGOC and Porsche Club GB etc.
Despite the weather many guest departed on a high note and looking forward to 2008 when we shall be present at both the 24hrs and the Classic Le Mans.
Le Mans Classic 2006 July 8/9
The baking hot weather continued from the 24Hrs in June and over 500 guests enjoyed a full programme of action at the Classic Le Mans. We were pleased to welcome guests from all parts of the world including members of at least two competing teams and the MG Owners Club and Club Lotus. The gatherings for celebration meals at Château d'Eporcé and the Abbaye de Champagne were a great success and the enormous variety of classic and sports cars assembled as usual created huge interest. New venues Fardeliere and La Belle Fontaine proved very popular and our regular 24Hrs group party from the Porsche Centre Cambridge staying at Amboise enjoyed their first visit to the Classic Le Mans. See Photos on Recent Events Page and www.alsimages.net
Le Mans 24 Hrs 17/18th June 2006
We were yet again fully booked for a very hot and sunny 24Hrs. Guests included the welcome return of the Porsche White Lightning Team from the US. They came over from Eporcé to Moné on number occasions between the test weekend and the race for a BBQ and glass of wine. They are super group of guys and always pleased to tell you the latest trackside news and gossip. Sadly they crashed out in the early hours of Sunday morning but still managed to join us for the farewell BBQ at Eporcé on the Sunday night. The Campsite at Château Eporcé was again brimming over with a fine selection of cars. Camping at the Le Mans 24Hrs is a tradition and not simply confined to those with a limited budget. This was clearly evident by the number of exotic cars on the campsite. Ferrari, Porsche, Aston. Bentley, Jaguar, Lotus, TVR, to name but a few marques present.
Le Mans 24 Hrs 2004 June 12/13
Glorious sunny weather was enjoyed by all 350 of our guests at this years Le Mans 24hrs. Those camping at Chateau la Groirie found it the relaxed haven for many classic marque sports cars such as Porsche, Lotus, Ferrari, MG, Aston Martin. Jaguar, TVR, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo to name but a few. Ninety guests enjoyed the Friday Banquet and over one hundred and twenty the Farewell BBQ on Sunday evening. See photos on Recent Events. Our group party from the Lancaster Porsche Centre staying at Amboise enjoyed their tour of the Loire Chateaux and meeting up with Derek Bell. Derek as ever was his usual charming self and autographed guest's circuit tickets and chatted away to everyone. Many guests have provisionally reserved their space for next years race on 18/19th June.
Le Mans Classic 2004 July 24/25
Well over one hundred Callander Classic guests enjoyed a memorable time at the second Classic Le Mans July 24/25. One guest described our time there as being two events, one at the circuit and the other at Mone, one of our venues, where all our guests at some time during the weekend enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and BBQ meals. The celebration informal dinner at the Abbaye de Champagne also proved a great success and the traditional local fare served in no less than seven courses was enjoyed in a typically prolonged dinner leaving most filled to the gunnels, some exhausted but everyone content. The next Le Mans Classic is going to be very busy indeed judging by the requests from guests to return with us in 2006, not to mention those who intend to join us for the Le Mans 24hrs June 11/12 2005. Photos of our time at the Classic can be seen on our Recent Events page and on our official photographers web site www.nexus-photography.co.uk
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