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This is an R32 event but we invite all to join us !!!!
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I really look forward to meet all of you again, and to welcome new people to this years run at the Tail of the Dragon in Robbinsville, NC!!!
After last years success with a great turnout of 47 cars i felt that we had no other choice but to do it again this year, honestly i almost didn't want to do it over and was looking for other trips to do on the East coast, but with its central location along our coast this is still the best event (imo) that could be done.
The Tail of the Dragon is an interesting mix of very spirited driving, beautiful panoramic views and a great opportunity to meet other R32 owners.
When: April 5-6 2008
where: Robbinsville, NC
What
The Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, with 318 curves in 11 miles, is America’s number one motorcycle and sports car road. The nearby Cherohala Skyway is quickly becoming number two with its remote 60 miles of scenic mountain highway. The area also has other roads less traveled, but just as exciting.
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The Dragons Tail.
We will be staying at the http://www.tapocolodge.com... Tapoco Lodge is FULL!!!!!
Call here for additional rooms,
1-888-828-3978
Blue water mountain lodge,
Microhotel
828 479-6772
Links to last years TOD:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3173197
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2938247

Roll Call:
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1. .:RPowerNY ( Birthday http://****************.com/smile/emgift.gif )
2. keithR32
3. Rdurty2
4. LKR32
5. c0peXXX
6. smashR32
7. baron76
8. VRsexxy
9. Harepower
10. TornadoR32
11. Michealborz
12. Foes

13. 2u4uR32
14. wrh3
15. ADK R32
16. rhodesman
17. JettaCabby

18. kevtomsandr32
19. xcharlesy
20. Madhatter3600
21. .: Dubs
22. Xilimmns
23. SEE YA
24. AbtSportsline
25. 15DGR V6
26. jappleton9
27. VWtechR32
28. Gotherfast
29. rrr rr
30. ddayli
31. NJVR6er
32. jedhead
33. seoulBrotha
34. M00NEY
35. Boosted18T
36. Austrian Beauty
37. ALEXBAILEY228
38. flynscot63
39. VWRick32
40. [email protected]
41. chinoxl
42. Arrrrr!32
43. vr6gti
44. VW-Arcade
45. aschizasjr
46. willbarnes2
47. blueduece
48. .:Reis
49. MatadoR32
50. heuer21
51. Memphis R32
52. vr6gti
53. SRQThunder
54. r32dubluv
55. Raevyn
56. AndyTR32
57. sleeper A60
58. [email protected]
59. [email protected]
60. VDubFan32
61. Mjay
62. hilandscott
63. turbogti03
64. CrossFlowGolf
65. split71
66. JiggleR32
67. NJVWR32
68. CnSR32
69. maxxtout99
70. BerkR32
71. [email protected] Dubkorps
72. VWDADDY Dubkorps
73. Schmuck
74. gambit420s
75. loopsnew

Scedule:
Thursday April 3th
- Leave NYC area on Thursday April 3th around 10AM from our usual reststop at exit 16W on the NJTPK.
- First meetingspot in Hagerstown, MD at the Shell station on Exit 9 of I81.
We meet here around 1.30pm
- Second meetingspot at the Chevron station in Fairmont, WV.
We meet around 4pm
- We stay in Atkins, VA, exit 50 of I81, we should be there around 7-8pm.

Friday April 4th
- Leave Atkins, VA around 10AM, we will drive down I81 onto I40 where we`ll exit the highway and drive straight thru the smokey mountains, depending on how many times we`ll stop here to take in the views we should arrive at our destination somewhere in the late afternoon.
Saturday April 5th
Quote, originally posted by 2u4uR32 »
Here it is... THE SCEDULE !!!!!!!!!!!

Friday Northern group arrives at the Tapoco lodge around 4-5pm
There will be availabilty for Dinner at the Lodge please contact Marsha if you want to have dinner so that she can arrange for Food to be there for us.
[email protected]
Friday night will be free, you do whatever you want in the area.
We will have a night run after dinner with the oppurtinity to have some sunset pictures, if your interested in this make sure your at the Lodge around 7-8PM, we`ll leave for this at 8PM.
Friday night Try not to have a headache Saturday morning

Saturday the main day!!!
... AM : Those who want to can have a morning run.
9.30 AM meet at the Tapoco lodge
10 AM Head out to do the Big loop Run 3.5 hrs 118miles.

We start by driving the Tail of The dragon, then head out over to the Cherohala Skyway to end up in Robinsville around 1pm for Lunch.
There are plenty of fast food restaurant in the area to pick from.
We`ll have 2 gas stops one when we hit RT 411 another in Robinsville.
There are not a lot of gas stations in the area so I suggest you fill up even if your tank is only half empty!
2.30 PM Head out to the TOD again, drive this one and make some pictures along the way to end up at a parking lot on the TN side of the Dragon next to the lake¡K for more pictures and flyby video`s ƒº
4.30 PM Drive to NC again over the TOD, on our way to the Fontana Dam, make pictures at the bottom and top of the dam and maybe meet up with the Crossfire guys.
7.00 PM .:RBQ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
9.00 PM Drawing of the prizes for the .:R egg Hunt!!!
The Eggs that are not found at this time and that might be found afterwards will still be worth a price!!!
9.30 PM Rockband Contest!!!! In the Tapoco Lodge, we have a Official NorEastR its up to the other Areas to get a group together, we`ll battle it out over 3 songs, all groups will play the same song, winners will receive a price!!!
After that its a free for all....
The rest of the evening ... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://verruckt.com/vwvortex/icon/gnbeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://verruckt.com/vwvortex/icon/gnbeer.gif" BORDER="0"> Well you get the point

Sunday meet at 11.30AM at the Tapoco Lodge.
Head out to the Restaurant at the start of TOD for Lunch.
From there do some runs on TOD or go out to the Dam again for a photoshoot with those that only join us on Sunday.
Leave back up north around 4-5PM.

Now while we are doing all this dont forget to keep a eye out for those....

Soon!!!


Monday April 7th
- Back to NYC
Check out the Important INFO Thread at the bottom of this post for TRAVEL INFO !!!!!

Official sponsors for this years TOD


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I`m very happy with these sponsors, i find it important that they are more then a company that is willing to just trow us some $ for shirts... but they are people that are really involved with the VW/R32 community, all of them are truly stand up companies that are there to work with us and help in any way possible to make this a great event.
Thanks in advance for your support http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

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TOD Decal

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http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3684636
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This is it, the countdown to the 2008 Tail of the Dragon run has reached 7 days….
In order to let everything go as smoothly as possible i would like to ask all of you to please read everything carefully… whoever asks me one question about any info mentioned in this post will not get a goodiebag

First of all I want to thank all of you for attending this years event, thanks to all the sponsors without all of you this wouldn’t be nearly as fun.

So on to business…
Car preparation:
Make sure you car is in top mechanical condition, this is a pretty far trip and a lot can happen, besides that the TOD is a vey damading road, I would say it’s a trackday times 10. Very hard on brakes, tires and you the driver ... I`m not even going to start to scare passengers!
Try to get a 2 way radio, this will be very helpfull for the trip down as for when we are in NC, it’s a very rural area with no cell phone signal!
Bring a camera, video camera … the area is beautifull and you will want to take some memories home with you.
Cartags will be handed out to you, when you meet up with the group look for me and ask your tag.
This is what you`ll get. http://i104.photobucket.com/al...T.jpg
You have to fill this in and stick it on your car, preferably on your rear driverside window.
This is how you should fill it in. http://i104.photobucket.com/al...g.jpg
You can either do this with a sharpie or invest $3-4 and go to staples and pick up some 1” high vinyl letters.
Bring your front license plate and zipties, the police has been pretty actif at TOD, if we get pulled over we might be able to avoid some tickets.
For the people joining us on the trip down starting in NYC
We have a pretty big group of people driving down this year, estimate 25-30 cars after our final meetup in WV.
To make shure this all goes smoothly and without to much stress for everybody I would like to ask all of you to keep some tips in mind.
Make sure that your car is fully filled up when you meet up with us at a meeting spot, the cars that are driving to this spot will have to fill up also and if we need to wait for 20 plus cars to fill up it could take a while.
Fill up at every stop regardless if your tank is half empty or only ¼.
Use the restrooms at every stop, this especially counts for all the ladies!!!!!!!
Try to signal ahead of every lane change, let people know what you want to do, dont flip on your blinker and fly in the other lane.
If by any chance you have to stop for any reason beside a mechanical issue, the group will continue and you will have to catch up.
We drive over a fairly long distance if you break away from the group because of traffic don’t panic right away, you will most likely catch up pretty quick.
We will not drive down to fast, I know a lot will say “yeah yeah Edwin will be the first to speed of” … well your going to be wrong then, I understand that this year the group is to big with to many people that are not familiar with eachothers driving style so we have to keep it within reason to avoid any incidents.
I just want to ask that you understand that you cant drive 55mph all the way down, if you want to do this then your welcome to do so and we`ll see you either at the hotel in VA or in NC.
Keep your eyes open for police, even if we are not breaking any laws we will still stand out and they could see the chance to write a lot of tickets for stupid reasons.
If we get pulled over be so smart to hide all video equipment ASAP without drawing to much attention.
Don’t tell then where we are going, if they ask were on our way to Disneyland
in a way we are…. No serious tell them we are going to Memphis, we don’t want a police escort all the way to Robbinsville.
At the Tail of the Dragon
Have a look at the schedule and try to keep yourself to it, again use all the stops we do to fill up your car and empty yourself, there are not a lot of gas stations in the area so you`ll need it.

9.30 AM meet at the Tapoco lodge, all goodie bags will be handed out at this time.
10 AM Head out to do the Big loop Run 3.5 hrs 118miles.
http://www.tailofthedragon.com/maps/dragonloop.gif
We start by driving the Tail of The dragon, then head out over to the Cherohala Skyway to end up in Robinsville around 1pm for Lunch.
There are plenty of fast food restaurant in the area to pick from.
We`ll have 2 gas stops one when we hit RT 411 another in Robinsville.
There are not a lot of gas stations in the area so I suggest you fill up even if your tank is only half empty!
2.30 PM Head out to the TOD again, drive this one and make some pictures along the way to end up at a parking lot on the TN side of the Dragon next to the lake¡K for more pictures and flyby video`s ƒº
4.30 PM Drive to NC again over the TOD, on our way to the Fontana Dam, make pictures at the bottom and top of the dam and maybe meet up with the Crossfire guys.
7.00 PM .:RBQ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
9.00 PM Drawing of the prizes for the .:R egg Hunt!!!
The Eggs that are not found at this time and that might be found afterwards will still be worth a price!!!
9.30 PM Rockband Contest!!!! In the Tapoco Lodge, we have a Official NorEastR its up to the other Areas to get a group together, we`ll battle it out over 3 songs, all groups will play the same song, winners will receive a price!!!
After that its a free for all....
The rest of the evening ...


Sunday meet at 11.30AM at the Tapoco Lodge.
Head out to the Restaurant at the start of TOD for Lunch.
From there do some runs on TOD or go out to the Dam again for a photoshoot with those that only join us on Sunday.
Leave back up north around 4-5PM.
On The Tail of the Dragon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last year we got a little bit to excited when we were down there, we had fun, we were very lucky it all went incident free but it was actually pretty crazy.
I have to ask everybody to try to stay on their side of the double yellow line, meaning on the righthand side

If I hear from anybody that somebody is driving to crazy and doesn’t care about the line crossing I will have to ask you to leave the rest of the group. I don’t want to sound like a bitch here, its for your and everybody elses safety.

If you feel that the group is driving to fast and you have problems to keep up with the pace, don’t feel bad, this is a very demanding road that will tire even the most experienced drivers 318 turns is a lot in 11 miles!!!
Stick your hand out of the window and signal to the car behind you that you want to slow down and wait till you reach the next turnof, park your car get out and take a couple breaths of fresh air and continue to have relaxed fun, we will be waiting for you at the other end of the dragon.
Usefull information adviced to print out!
TOD MAPS
http://i104.photobucket.com/al...P.jpg
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http://i104.photobucket.com/al...p.jpg
Meet up areas
Exit 16W in NJ (disregard the date)
http://i104.photobucket.com/al...4.jpg
Meetingspots
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms...&z=12
Travel road
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=...3&z=8
HOTEL where we`ll stay in VA
we`ll most likely stay here, this is not 100% so dont make reservations!
Comfort Inn
5558 Lee Hwy.
Atkins, VA 24311
(276) 783-2144
Just in case and only in emergency, I know you all love me you don’t need to call me and tell me
… my cell 860 205 0617

Then not to clutter the forum and to please some of the cry babies, I`ll start a Official TOD picture thread the morning we`ll leave, this way we can post pictures from the moment we are on the road and those that cant join us will know what their missing ...



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Re: TAIL OF THE DRAGON-----------> APRIL 5-6 2008, Its TIME to Cross Th ... (2u4uR32)

and to think that April 6th is my birthday...haha what a great way to spend my bday weekend, ripping up and down the TOD with fellow R owners, im def gonna try and make this one http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: TAIL OF THE DRAGON-----------> APRIL 5-6 2008, Its TIME to Cross Th ... (.:RPowerNY)

I had no idea Pablo, that would be a great birthday http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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im gonna figure out my school schedule and then get back to you to confirm http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif by that time ill have my new wheels on
 

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Awesome on the weekend...... in x 2
 

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I've been waiting for this post since um....the day after TOD07.
Definitely in, and hopefully will have another R from Buffalo going as well.
Edwin I might meet up with you guys on the drive down this year.
 

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Im a definate.
 

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I have no excuse this year I am there!
CG
Anyone else from the upper Mid-west (MI, Ohio, etc.) taking the trip? Tailgate?
 

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Count me in! I'm moving to Atlanta in the next month and a half, so I'll be there!!! w00t!

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Re: TAIL OF THE DRAGON-----------> APRIL 5-6 2008, Its TIME to Cross Th ... (2u4uR32)

I'm in. Cannot wait

Anyone crossing Nashville TN should contact me. I'm putting together a Convoy from Nashville to Robbinsville via some pretty good country roads. I've worked all over these areas and know some pretty good roads to the location. Plus TN has some of the best maintained roads in the US.
After I see the interest in this I'll make a post for others to follow if they want.
Thanks putting this together Edwin. I'll have you a Heini Keg, but you will need to let it settle the first night

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This time Im definitely IN. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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I plan on coming although I am R-less

Im sure your M coupe will be more than welcomed http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Im a for sure

Cant sell your car yet Kev

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Anyone else from the upper Mid-west (MI, Ohio, etc.) taking the trip? Tailgate?

I`m pretty sure Smuck will be down to do this trip he`s from your area i believe http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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Count me in! I'm moving to Atlanta in the next month and a half, so I'll be there!!! w00t!

Nice, look forward to meet you Gary!
And Bill you know that you would always be more then welcome to join us http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

All the Rest thanks for comiting this early http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Dont forget to reserve your hotel asap, there is another hotel in the area but the Lodge is the place the be!!!
 

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I have to check with the wife (she might be away on business not sure) but put me down for now. I'll get an answer this weekend. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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