Tail of the Dragon 2013 and Other AL/TN Events

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  1. JoelW

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    OK, I am late with a newsletter but hey I'm working on it. Several things for your monthly plan ahead consideration. Some folks have not rejoined VCA. If you have not, please get it done. We need your support and value your membership and we want to be sure everyone is included in our plans.

    First major event is NARRA Viper Cup days at Road Atlanta in April on the 12th thru 14th. Last year we had several attendees and a half dozen brave souls who went through the HPDE. We had lots of fun and though it is not racing, HPDE allows you to drive your Viper fast at Road Atlanta. We are going to get together with the Georgia Club and, although they are a "reserved and quiet" bunch, it should be fun. Even if you don't want to drive your car on the track, watching the Viper Cup races is worth the drive. PM me if you're interested in going or HPDE details.

    We have tentatively scheduled our Gatlinburg Tail of the Dragon event for May 31st through June 2. Hotel is again the Greystone Lodge at the Aguarium and it is currently being totally renovated. Viper folks get a discount at $77 for Thursday and $90 for Friday and Saturday nights. Our crack event staff is hard at work on this to plan cruises and meals but if you want to be there, put it on your calendar now so you can enjoy some of the best roads in the east. More info to follow. Let us know if you're interested so we can plan accordingly.

    There will be a return to Snakes on Sickler Mountain in July and more events to be listed soon.
    Stay tuned!
     
  2. uvbnbit

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    Thanks for the update Mr President :D. Looking forward to another great year of events.
     
  3. Copperhead133

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    Hey Mr. Pres, this is Mr. Fast:cool:, you can count us in for both events as long as we dont take in any kids this year.:drive:
     
  4. Ccichon0713

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    Looking forward to meeting the group, Joined last year but couldn't make any event's due to work. Heard great things about the tail of the dragon
     
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    You can count me in for sure!! Looking forward to seeing everyone again!!
     
  6. 99 R/T 10

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    Room booked!!! Looking forward to it!!!
     
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    Be careful!! Warning, once you do this event with this group you will be hooked for life!! Hope to see ya there!
     
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    :2tu:Room booked! Counting down!:drive:
     
  9. CBR-ACR

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    Hi Joel, just booked my room, by the way they are not confident the renovation will be completed by the end of May which could tighten up the available room inventory. Did you arrange some reserved parking for the cars as you did last year? Thanks!
     
  10. JoelW

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    Talked to them today. We will work out parking. Going to get a update on remodeling. We will make adjustments if necessary.

     
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    No way my new Viper will be delivered by then, any objections to another brand tagging along? I promise I won't pass ALL the Vipers.
     
  12. uvbnbit

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    So you decided to get a new one afterall? We usually have other tag along, either relatives or friends of friends etc. usually 'vettes or lambo's. What you have in mind? (still have victoria?)
     
  13. ViperGMC

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    Of course I still have Victoria, she was my first and I'll never let her go. I have not been able to pass emissions since the last remod. going to try another approach over Easter. We do have an open arrangement however. I'm allowed to have other mistrisses. I have had my GenV on order for over a year, but who knows when they will be built. In the meantime, you should swing by, we can take a couple of my mistresses out for a good time.
     
  14. JoelW

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    If you and Chip are gonna talk dirty - get a garage!

     
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    that's a good one LOL!!!
     
  16. uvbnbit

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    That was a good one!
    I'll bring Lisa along and we'll make it a 3-way :D
     
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    I'll be driving down from OH for the 3-way....I mean....for the TOTD weekend.
    :D

    "Traci" is coming with me.
     
  18. 99 R/T 10

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    Well that answers my question from another thread. Hope that new car can keep up.....................................:D
     
  19. jimuaya

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    I will be there with my wife again this year. Getting excited. :)
     
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    i said mistresses (plural) so that would make it a 5-way or even 6-way
     
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    Don't know about the "rest" of you, but I'm happy with my 2-way....and if that radio is broken, my wife can yell stuff out the window like there's no tomorrow.


    Wait...

    ...oh...

    Guess I missed the real gist of the conversation after reading further up. I'm ditching the radio and getting an HD camcorder...should be interesting..
     
  22. ViperGMC

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    it's late so I can't LOL, but that's a good one too!!! You guys are funny, I need to go to more events.
     
  23. uvbnbit

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    Good senses of humor this bunch...;)
     
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    Arriving May 28th!! Anyone else getting there early? I'll be trailering up from New Orleans.:rolaugh:
     
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    A few others from the south louisiana area are interested in making this trip. Does anyone have a formal schedule yet? Thanks.

    Is May 31-June 2nd the correct dates?
     
  26. JoelW

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    Right now we are planning an afternoon (happy hour) gathering on Friday at a local restaurant and then dinner probably starting at 4:30 and eating about 6:30 - that should give everyone time to get in town and in the hotel. We are checking on prices for the dinner, etc. That way we can get together to talk about the activities for the weekend in a less formal setting (as opposed to shouting in the parking lot )and get together in a room designated for Viper folks only. There are several plans for different road trips on Saturday - those who want to do the TOD and those who want to drive another route. We plan to eat at the same restaurant on Saturday night after the parade through Gatlinburg - parade should be about 5 or 5:30. Sunday no real plans yet as some folks hit the road and some want to visit. We should have a formal schedule by the first of April in plenty of time for folks to make plans. Thanks for everyone's patience and rest assured we're working hard on it. Yes the dates are May 31 through June 2 but come on early and enjoy!

     
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    Normally we meet up as a group at 10 AM on Friday at the Cracker Barrel. Is that not our normal starting point?
     
  28. uvbnbit

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    Yes, I wasnt sure how to take the post. We usually do the Tail on friday noonish in hopes of less traffic than on a Saturday. :dunno:
     
  29. JoelW

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    Ah there is so much in the post - deep thoughts. Some of us come up from the south grasshopper not through Knoxville. And some folks wanted to do the Dragon more than just once. And we all seemed to hook up near the Shell station in Tellico Plains to ride over on the Cherohala Parkway. But that's why there are so many roads that lead to Gatlinburg. When I post the agenda, I assume Chip and Mike will still meet a group in Knoxville and we will meet up with a group outside of Cleveland, n'est pas?

     
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    My wife and I will be there for Friday again this year, but we have to leave for Indiana for her nephew's graduation after the run down the tail.
     

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