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2023 SUMMER TOUR
TOTD

DEALS GAP, NC / SMOKY MOUNTAINS

JULY 21-23, 2023

2023 Summer Tour: Welcome
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JOIN US!

Free fun with a group of Porsche nuts.

WHEN IS THIS?

July 21-23, 2023 in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. 

See below for the rough order of events / activities.

IS THERE A FEE? HOW ABOUT ACCOMMODATION?

Besides paying for your own gas, food and lodging there are no registration or event fees. Just show up!

CAN I JOIN THE DRIVES?

Absolutely! Anyone with a Porsche is welcome to join in for some or all of the road tour. You don't need to come along for everything, but you are very welcome to! We want to give everyone as much flexibility as possible.

ARE WE JUST DRIVING 'TAIL OF THE DRAGON'?

We have a whole weekend of different routes planned. We will drive TOTD several times, but each day will take us along a new route with a different destination, each just as challenging and exciting to drive as the other. Check back here for more details as we get closer to July.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

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2023 Spring Tour: Resources
2023 Spring Tour: Schedule

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All times are local (Eastern Standard - EST)

TRAVEL DAY

Thursday July 20th 2023

Plan to travel to the area during at least the day before, depending on where you're coming from of course.

DAY ONE

Friday July 21st 2023

Tail of the Dragon and Back

Meeting Point: Fontana Village Resort, NC 28733

Timing: 10am - 3pm

Meet in the rear parking lot of the Fontana Village Resort from 9.30am onwards. The first part of the drive will take us north west through the TOTD and back again. Those who have slayed the Dragon before will know that each direction provides a different set of challenges but with the same thrill and energy.

For anyone interested, we will be having lunch together at the Historic Tapoco Lodge (14981 Tapoco Road, Robbinsville, NC 28771).

DAY TWO

Saturday July 22nd 2023

Gatlinburg and the Great Smokies

Meeting Point: Crockett's Breakfast Camp, 1103 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Timing: 10am - 3pm

Meet in the parking lot of Crockett's Breakfast Camp from 9.30am onwards. We will be taking a spectacular scenic route south from Gatlinburg TN, over and through the Great Smokies National Park to Bryson City, TN. For anyone interested in having breakfast before we depart, please arrive by 8.30am

For anyone interested, we will be having lunch together at the BBQ Wagon in Bryson City (610 Main St, Bryson City, NC 28713).

From Bryson City the group will decide on where to go next - west towards TOTD or east towards Hot Springs. Both directions have fantastics routes to drive. 

DAY THREE

Sunday July 23rd 2023

Cherohala Skyway

Meeting Point: Ingles Market, Robbinsville NC

Timing: 10am - 3pm

Meet in the parking lot of Ingles Market (2 Sweetwater Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771) from 9.30am onwards. The group will depart shortly after 10am and drive across the epic Cherohala Skyway.

For anyone interested, we will be having lunch together at the Iron Works Grille, at the western end of the skyway (1641 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, TN 37385).

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