17 Dec 2014
Thoughts on the Le Mans Classic 2014
It's that time of the year when the magazines,well those that are still going,and the TV channels are assembling their lists of the year's best of whatever.Well I am not in a position to nominate a best historic motor sport event of 2014 because I only went to three and two were here in Australia and were very low key and the other was the Le Mans Classic.
This year was my fourth Classic and despite some awful weather it was by far the best.I am already looking forward to the 2016 classic and to those motor racing fans who have not yet got the Classic on their bucket list -it should be.So far the Le Mans Classic has not embraced all the VIP premium "platinum club" exclusive hospitality nonsense which has gained a foothold at other events.At this year's event there were the first signs of it but I hope that the Le Mans organising club,the AOC, keeps the event as a big accesible festival for real enthusiasts.
If you are over the massive crowds at Goodwood take a look at the photo of the scene at this year's LMC in one of the paddocks on Friday.Sheer viewing pleasure.Leica X1 photo