Over the past decade, Project 100’s traditional Friday parade party in the heart of downtown Le Mans has become the best way to spend the Friday afternoon and evening before the big race. The ‘Grande Parade des Pilotes’, or Drivers Parade, is organised by Classic Automotive.
From 14:30 Before the official parade start, feel free to use your pass to wander around the plaza and the parade paddock to see the drivers and team personnel.
16:00 Our reception begins with light buffet, hors d’oeuvres and drinks in our private marquee on the plaza, right alongside the parade start itself. We even have our own band.
From 17:30 until the last car passes Watch marching bands, dancers, jugglers – and of course the race drivers in vintage open cars, each carrying a race crew – as well as the other displays, all passing just a few metres in front of our marquee.
From 18:30 until 22:30 Our post parade dinner party starts with hors d’oeuvres and drinks a t the popular ‘Ernest Inn’ restaurant a short walk via the narrow streets below ‘Place des Jacobins’ Prepare for a BBQ bonanza at this top calibre ‘atelier burger’ with a non stop selection of salads, mini burgers and BBQ options including chicken and veggie plus great desserts and an open wine, beer and soft drink bar.
The evening features top musical entertainment from Le Mans’ own award winning Fabrice Soulsnam and band with their mix of jazz, soul and R&B Our Le Mans TV commentator host Martin Haven will MC and interview our celebrity race driver guests plus much more!