I agree with that (somewhat). Im an old guy and my first visit to LeMans was about 1970 where I via my press card could watch the race from positions not allowed to the poor paying "plebs" Since then I have probably watched 5x 24H races(my memory) as a normal paying pleb - driving about 1500km down to France from Denmark. The last time was 2011(just checked) where I was driving my Burgman 400 to my mandatory hotel LaTeteNoire a reasonable distance from La Sarthe. To the contrary of the idiotic high prices to watch F1 races the different ticket prices to Le Mans is still (somewhat) reasonable. The reason I consider the 2011 race as my last Le Mans is because the most exiting cars to watch (IMO) was the extremely fast and (often) noisy LMP1 and even better the group C monsters. Hehe talking about noise then one year I saw (and listened to Le Batmobile) the Panoz driven by the dane Jan Magnussen. Oh man what a deeeep growling sound when this car sidestepped into the Mulsanne straigt. But such "real" racing cars have more or less disappeared today. To end this lil story my best LeMans experience was when I by coincidence met some rich english gentlemen who had rented the Auberge les Hunaudieres ca. 2 meters from the fastest place on Le Mulsanne(pic). Pure racegasm - with a sandwich and a beer in the hand or avec un sandwich et une bière à la main.