I feel so sorry for all those who couldn’t be at Le Mans last weekend. But I feel even sorrier for all those who WERE there, because they know exactly what they will have to wait for for two long years. They probably stumble through their daily routine like zombies, not quite understanding what hit them. Le Mans Classic is too much for words! It’s like an avalanche of Superlatives.
The track, the cars, the races, the organisation, the audience, the fanclubs, the Campingsite, the weather, the sounds, the smells, the french (YES!!!we prejudiced foreigners get it wrong again!) everything is out of this world.So lost for words as I am, here are my pictures of the things that happened around me (there was SO much happening, impossible to take it all in!)
Day 1 Wednesday
Big truck, keeps what it’s colour promisses
A pretty Porsche 910: on a Campingsite!
Our camping neighbours, at least for the first couple of hours during that day,as the place would fill up later.
Look at what they’re unloading opposite us. Beautiful!
Porsche 904 being unloaded and Alex, the photographer showing me what true Photography means: fearlesseness!
Fed up with red? Here’s some blue….but does the Cobra belong to a french?
“Deutsch Bonnet“ resting under a tree, such pretty cars.
Rare “Panhard“, sitting around…
here as well!
A Dolls house revisited? No, we modern dolls are too spoiled to sleep like that.
And spoiled is, what the tools are, traveling in these stylish boxes.
Good german Bratwurst: delicious!!!
My car has arrived: somehow the situation feels more serious now, as Pierre and his brother are putting on the number.
What I see when I look out of my left window, during pre-grid formation…..
..and looking out of the rear mirror
True friends: it is unbelievably hot!
Starting position for us: not bad!
Before howling Howmet, turbine turboed, jetcar:
with beautiful LOLA
Claudia waiting in the Pits
Discussing the set up of the car: the rear is to nervous and we drive like grandmothers in the Porsche corner.
God knows what they are looking for..
Drivers change, oil on the second chicane.
Watching another Plateau fly past: Maserati Birdcage.
Another Drivers change..
Myth Le Mans
Poldi Bayern does not believe me when I tell him that soon, very very soon I’ll be quicker than he is. His reply: he would have to live to 150, and still than it wouldn’t be very likely!
Half an hour later we help him push his car back to the paddocks.
Plateau 1 , Le Mans start
Off they go. Looks like King Barbars Country, but it’s extremley hard and courageous work!
Everybody loves this!
And there are thousands of everybodys at Le Mans Classic:
Hundreds of thousands of spectators!
But in a magical moment:
I manage to catch the P3 without anyone around it! Almost impossible!
I Love this car. When it overtakes you on track it feels like Brigitte Bardot dancing naked, just for you alone!
( Using a male effigy: to make it really clear for you, blokes!!!)
Final parking the car in the paddocks,Race finished, drivers and Car intact. Hurray!
Most fun “tender to“ vehicle.
No more posts till August now:
I need a holiday : my family wants to go to Venice: no cars, You see?
Au revoir planet Le Mans. An amazing dream come true.