Old Lane Adventures


Talbots PJ7362 and PJ7363 Talbot 105 PJ7363

Supporting the Talbot Team racing at Le Mans Classic 2020
3 - 6 July 2020

PL2, the reserve team 90 from 1930

Dates of tour: Friday 3rd July - Monday 6th July 2020 (link to a pdf version of this tour page)

You are invited to join the Talbot Owners' Club visit to Le Mans Classic, 3rd - 6th July 2020. Over the weekend of 21st/22nd June 1930, PL3 and PL4, the two Talbot AO90's, achieved a spectacular result in the Le Mans 24-hour race, beating every other car except two Bentleys driven by power packs almost three times the size of the diminutive 90. PL3, crewed by Lewis and Eaton, was the outright winner on Index of Performance. Now, ninety years later, July 2020 sees all three of the famous 90's returning to the Sarthe circuit, with plans for PL2, PL3 and PL4 all to be taking part in Plateau 1, the pre-war grid.

The full list of Talbot entrants is not yet final, but we can expect to see several of the hugely successful 105's on the grid too. Who could forget last year's one-two, with Gareth Burnett in GO52 just beating Michael Birch in JJ93 on the last lap of a shortened and thrilling final session, with BGH21 coming home in 7th place. Other possible contenders, to be confirmed, are Chris Lunn in GO53 and Nick Pellett in GO54.

If you get my gist, this will be a weekend of historic motor-racing like no other. Don't miss it!

The provisional itinerary for this outstanding celebration of historic motor racing is as follows:

Friday 3 July - meet at Hotel St Jacques, Thorigné-sur-Dué, about 20 miles from Le Mans. Your tickets give you access to the circuit on Friday when the qualifying rounds take place.

Saturday 4 July -enjoy the thrill of being at Le Mans, with racing from early afternoon and continuing all night

Sunday 5 July - the races continue until 4pm. Celebration dinner at St Jacques

Monday 6 July - head for home, or join the Talbot Owners' Club tour of the Dordogne - see separate Tour Information for the details.

Tour Costs and Booking
The following are included in this tour:

Price of this tour: The price for this event is £425 per person, based on two people sharing a twin or double room at Hotel St Jacques. If you require single rooms, the supplement is £100 per person. Tickets for Le Mans, including the Dunlop grandstand, are €136 per person. Track laps are available on the Friday at €189 per car - helmets must be worn.

Your reservation: To secure your place on the TOC LMC2020 tour,, please complete the booking form and submit it with your deposit of £250 per car.The sooner we know how many cars are coming the more certain we can be in being given the best parking area.

Travel to Le Mans: In previous years, some have crossed Portsmouth to Cherbourg on the Thursday, staying at the Chateau Hotel, Bricquebec and heading to Le Mans on Friday. Please indicate on your booking form if you would like to do this.

Further Informatiion: We will keep you informed of developments by Newsletter from time to time. Your Road Book, event tickets and Joining Instructions will be sent out during June 2020. If there is anything not answered here please contact me by telephone on +44 (0)1582 767078 or +44(0)7971 201087, or by email.

David Thomson

Email: thomsondat@aol.com
Tel: +44(0)1582 767078 or +44(0)7971 201087

December 2019