It's a good pain, though, and one we'd gladly experience again. There's a lot of beauty in the pain.
So much beauty, in fact, that it's nearly impossible to take it all in--there's so much going on on track, so many cars strewn about the paddock, pit, and event space, so many fans and clubs in the parking areas--even the general event parking lots are filled with multiple examples of cars you might see once in ten years on the road. It's a gearhead's ultimate playground.
Unfortunately, despite the thronging crowds, not that many people get to experience the magic of Le Mans Classic for themselves. As a salve for the pain you're sure to feel, we give you 150-plus photos from our three days on site. How many cars can you identify? Which would you park in your fantasy garage?
But this isn't all: look forward to more, including video of time spent on the track, in the coming days.