GATLINBURG, TN / SMOKY MOUNTAINS
5/31 - 6/2/2024
Free fun with a group of Porsche nuts.
WHEN IS THIS?
May 31st to June 2nd 2024 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?
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All times are local (Eastern Standard - EST)
Thursday May 30th 2024
Plan to travel to the area during at least the day before, depending on where you're coming from of course.
Friday May 31st 2024
Tail of the Dragon and Back
Meeting Point: HILLBILLY'S RESTAURANT (3275 Wears Valley Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862)
Timing: 10am (Departure) - 3pm
Meet in the rear parking lot of Hillbilly's from 9.30am onwards. The first part of the drive will take us west / south 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 at approximately 12pm (14981 Tapoco Road, Robbinsville, NC 28771).
Saturday June 1st 2024
Gatlinburg and the Great Smokies
Meeting Point: THE SHAGGY MOOSE (3320 Wears Valley Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862)
Timing: 10am - 3pm
Meet in the parking lot of the Shaggy Moose coffee shop 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.
Sunday June 2nd 2024
Meeting Point: Ingles Market, Robbinsville NC
Timing: 10.30am (Departure) - 3pm
Meet in the parking lot of Ingles Market (2 Sweetwater Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771) from 10am onwards. The group will depart shortly after 10.30am 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).