Carolina's VCA 2013 Schedule of Events!!!

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Hello Carolina’s VCA members (past and present)! We have put together a tentative schedule of events for 2013 and wanted to share some of our plans with you. Some of these dates still need to be confirmed, but a tentative schedule of events is listed below.

*** If you haven’t already renewed your membership, please renew today!!! We are working diligently to make the Carolina’s Viper Club one of the best regions in the VCA. Your renewal is directly related to our ability to plan and execute successful events throughout the region. ***

Carolina’s VCA Tentative Event Schedule


February 9[SUP]th[/SUP] - Carolina’s Dyno Day at Mayhem Motorsports

We have confirmed a time and location for our first Dyno Day of the year. It will be at Mayhem Motorsports in Raleigh on Saturday February 9th (10am-4pm). Rain date TBD as needed.
See thread: http://forums.viperclub.org/threads/661211-Carolinas-Dyno-Day-February-09-2013-Mayhem-Motorsports

March 23[SUP]rd[/SUP] - Carolina's Lunch Meetup

See thread: http://forums.viperclub.org/threads/663370-VCA-Carolinas-Member-Lunch-March-23rd-2013-Raleigh

April 5[SUP]th[/SUP]-6[SUP]th[/SUP] - MOPARS at The Rock – Rockingham, NC (http://www.moparsattherock.com/)

The 22[SUP]nd[/SUP] annual MOPARS at the Rock is scheduled for April 5[SUP]th[/SUP] and 6[SUP]th[/SUP] this year. Bring your Viper out to experience this annual car show, drag strip, and swap meet exclusive to MOPARS!!!
See thread: http://forums.viperclub.org/threads/663450-Mopars-at-the-Rock-!!!-April-6th-2013

POSTPONED (TBD) – Viper Club Crashes Cars&Coffee & fun cruise – Wilmington, NC

Get your Viper geared up for some fun time near the beach!
See thread: http://forums.viperclub.org/threads/664725-Vipers-Head-to-Wilmington-NC-May-4th-Club-Event

May 31[SUP]st[/SUP]-June 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] - Tail of the Dragon!!! (http://www.tailofthedragon.com/)

Please mark your calendars for one of the ultimate events of the year! We are making plans to join our Viper Club friends from Alabama / Tennessee for the annual Tail of the Dragon cruise. The Tail of the Dragon is considered by many as one of the world's foremost motorcycling and sports car roads. Anyone looking for an exciting drive will enjoy this stretch of US129 with 318 curves in 11 miles! This will most likely be a 2 or 3 day weekend event that will include other activities so please mark your calendars!

July 13[SUP]th[/SUP] – NARRA (formerly Viper Days)– Virginia International Raceway – Alton, VA (http://narraonline.com/)

NARRA is within our reach again this month! We’ll take a trip up to VIR for some additional fun at the track! This is a wonderful opportunity for us to drive our Vipers on the historic 3.27 mile VIR track.

August 16[SUP]th[/SUP]-18[SUP]th[/SUP] -MOPARS at the Beach! - Myrtle Beach, SC (http://www.moparsatthebeach.com

Mopar Week presented by Arrington Performance kicks off for the second year in August 2013 with events in and around the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina. Some of the locations of Mopar Week events will be Hard Rock Cafe, ******* NMB, the Carolina Tavern, Myrtle Beach Speedway, Wheels of Yesteryear, Inlet Square Mall and other places in and around the Grand Strand area. VCA members are more than welcome to attend the entire Mopar Week, but the main event is on Saturday so we will focus on getting a block of rooms for Friday-Sunday. It would be great if we can get a dozen or so Vipers all staying at the same hotel.


September 27-29[SUP]th[/SUP] – Vipers slither to Biltmore!!! - Asheville, NC (http://www.biltmore.com/)

The Carolina’s VCA region will be hosting a grand Viper event at Biltmore! Biltmore is the largest privately owned home in the United States with over 178,000 square feet and 250 rooms! Mark your calendar now as this will be an exciting 2-3 day event you won’t want to miss. We plan to extend an invitation to other VCA regions as well so it should be a lot of fun.

October 3[SUP]rd[/SUP]-5[SUP]th[/SUP] – American Le Mans Series Race - VIR (http://www.alms.com/schedule/2013)

We are working to get special VIP access from SRT for our VCA members

November (Exact date TBD) – Holiday Laps at VIR - Alton, VA (http://virnow.com/)

Join us at Virginia International Raceway for their annual Holiday Laps charity benefit. This is a wonderful opportunity to take your Viper and experience the historic 3.27 mile VIR track and all for a great cause! All proceeds from this event benefit Christmas Holiday charity programs.

December (Exact date TBD) – Carolina’s VCA Annual Holiday Party, Charlotte, NC

We are planning a Holiday Party for our region. Itinerary and date TDB but you can bet it will be a great event for all!

As always, we welcome your input whether it be positive or negative. This is YOUR club so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us regarding any comments, ideas, suggestions, etc. I hope you are looking forward to this year as much as we are!
 
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Its going to be quite the drive for me but im hoping to make it to The Tail Of The Dragon Event this year. :2tu:
 

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The Tail of the Dragon should be Fun ! I've Only done it on 2 wheels , sometimes 1 wheel..........lol ! :D :omg:
 
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The Tail of the Dragon should be Fun ! I've Only done it on 2 wheels , sometimes 1 wheel..........lol ! :D :omg:

Is this a trip you might think about going to? Getting a couple cars together for the ride down would be nice.
 

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It would be a Great Event to attend , But I'M allready Booked to be there on 2 wheels ........lol !
I may have to Park the Bike Next Year , to Attend ! :D :drive:
 

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Reminder to renew TODAY to be eligible for the free year membership to VCA!

We will do the drawing at the Dyno Day in Raleigh. All active members will be entered, so you don't need to be present to win, but we would appreciate your attendance.
 

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Sanford is no longer renting their facilities, so we are scrambling to find a new location for an autox at the end of March.
 

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Great job with the schedule of events, I just moved to Charlotte and look forward to participating and meeting other members of the N&SC VCA. I can vouch for the Tail of the Dragon event scheduled for June, there were Vipers from 10 states in attendance. It was my first time and the entire Ala/Tenn VCA were fantastic, and set a great agenda for the 2 1/2 days, wrapping up Saturday evening with a police escorted parade through Gatlinburg. The Ala/Tenn club were excellent hosts making sure the first time attendees were included in everything. It was great to meet many of the enthusiasts attending from other states, my only regret was not being able to meet everyone. I have already planned on attending this year. I do have one tip for any newcomers, I learned that there are three groups of attendees, Group 1, they are the "tourists", enjoying the ride, the people and the cars, taking in as much as they can, then there is Group 2, the "fast" group, they like to drive fast but within reason, but also enjoy the camaraderie, then there is Group 3, they are the "Insane" , they lead the pack and leave the pack..... led by a local and hitting speeds that were purely insane, this group is small (Steve/Mike/Matt) but crazy in the best of ways. I got caught up in the lead pack on Friday afternoon and still smiling, though this year, I may need to move back a group or two to see what I missed. There are many videos out there, here are a couple for those that never attended.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTjmah3IXRo&feature=player_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbbV1ggRkDI&feature=player_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PArvLmHn5fY&feature=player_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WITXiIV9ts&feature=player_detailpage


I can't adequately express how much fun my son and I had for those 2 and 1/2 days, and it really makes you think that as great as the cars are and the fun we have in driving them, this event was a perfect example that owning a Viper is all of that but its much more about the people that you meet and the friendships you make.
 

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From NCCAR's website: http://nccar.us/

Q: Can anyone use NCCAR?

A: That depends on your planned activities. All vehicle testing is subject to NCCAR safety rules and may be subject to insurance requirements. Please get in touch to discuss your plans.

Q: How much does it cost to use NCCAR?

A: That depends on what you want to use. The track is available for $125 per hour per vehicle during normal business hours. Weekend exclusive rates are $4,725 per day. Corner workers are additional cost.

Q: Is food available at NCCAR events?

A: Oh yes! We prepare some of the finest catering this side of Interstate I95 – Carolina BBQ; sirloin burgers, chili dogs, fruit etc.

Q: Do you require waivers to be signed for events?

A: Yes, we have a standard NCCAR waivers and a minors waiver. All participants and visitors for events must sign the waiver form and receive a wristband (to show the waiver form has been signed).

(252) 308-2825
[email protected]
310 Technology Drive
Garysburg, NC 27831, USA
 

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There is NCCAR near Roanoke Rapids NC. They have an area for autocross.


The only issue with NCCAR is its location. It is the greatest distance from the most members. The three main clusters are Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greenville/Columbia, SC
 
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Great job with the schedule of events, I just moved to Charlotte and look forward to participating and meeting other members of the N&SC VCA. I can vouch for the Tail of the Dragon event scheduled for June, there were Vipers from 10 states in attendance. It was my first time and the entire Ala/Tenn VCA were fantastic, and set a great agenda for the 2 1/2 days, wrapping up Saturday evening with a police escorted parade through Gatlinburg. The Ala/Tenn club were excellent hosts making sure the first time attendees were included in everything. It was great to meet many of the enthusiasts attending from other states, my only regret was not being able to meet everyone. I have already planned on attending this year. I do have one tip for any newcomers, I learned that there are three groups of attendees, Group 1, they are the "tourists", enjoying the ride, the people and the cars, taking in as much as they can, then there is Group 2, the "fast" group, they like to drive fast but within reason, but also enjoy the camaraderie, then there is Group 3, they are the "Insane" , they lead the pack and leave the pack..... led by a local and hitting speeds that were purely insane, this group is small (Steve/Mike/Matt) but crazy in the best of ways. I got caught up in the lead pack on Friday afternoon and still smiling, though this year, I may need to move back a group or two to see what I missed. There are many videos out there, here are a couple for those that never attended.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTjmah3IXRo&feature=player_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbbV1ggRkDI&feature=player_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PArvLmHn5fY&feature=player_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WITXiIV9ts&feature=player_detailpage


I can't adequately express how much fun my son and I had for those 2 and 1/2 days, and it really makes you think that as great as the cars are and the fun we have in driving them, this event was a perfect example that owning a Viper is all of that but its much more about the people that you meet and the friendships you make.

Thanks for posting and welcome to the NC VCA!!! We are all looking forward to the Tail of the Dragon this year as well. Thanks for posting those videos....very nice. This will be my first time going so I'm really looking forward to it. You are right about the people you meet and the friendships you make from being in the club. I am originally from PA and made a lot of friends in the club there...whom I do miss. However, I can tell you we have an outstanding group of members in our NC club....and my friendship base continues to grow. Looking forward to meeting you. Are there any other events you are considering?
 

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Hi Brian, yes I believe so, I am thinking the Mopars at the Rock, the autocross depending on location, the Biltmore event, possibly one of the events at VIR. I may hook up with the Hot Rod Power Tour in one of the cities like Birmingham or Chattanooga and join them back to
Charlotte, where it concludes. And if anything else come up, especially over near Charlotte, I am all in. I look forward to meeting you, Chuck.
 

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Hey everyone! I know we have been somewhat quiet recently, but it is not for lack of trying. The autocross is turning into a potential track rental for the end of March, so please stay tuned.

In the meantime, would anyone want to do a regular Saturday or Sunday lunch meetup each month? Brian & I can handle getting the Raleigh guys together, but we would like someone from the Charlotte and/or Columbia SC area step up and help pick a place each month for others in their general location to meet at...
 
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Hey everyone! I know we have been somewhat quiet recently, but it is not for lack of trying. The autocross is turning into a potential track rental for the end of March, so please stay tuned.

In the meantime, would anyone want to do a regular Saturday or Sunday lunch meetup each month? Brian & I can handle getting the Raleigh guys together, but we would like someone from the Charlotte and/or Columbia SC area step up and help pick a place each month for others in their general location to meet at...

If no one else steps up for the Charlotte area, I am willing to coordinate a monthly meet-up. Just let me know.
Also, I do plan to attend the Mopars at the Rock event the first Saturday in April, are there other members attending? I just made my reservations at the Greystone in Gatlinburg for the Tail of the Dragon weekend.
 

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Great Job Brian and Chris with the schedule of events! Brian left PA to move south. He and Chris will do a great job so support those events!
 

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Just one note. We are starting the Vipers at Gatlinburg Gathering, Flailing of the Tail of the Dragon, Mountain Drive fest on FRIDAY MAY 31 and ending on SUNDAY JUNE 2. By all means come early and stay late but those are the official days we're planning for. We have members who will probably get there early. More info to follow. Everyone is welcome but we'd like some help with the idea of numbers of club members coming so we can plan for Saturday night. We may have a new venue for dinner and socializing so we need to plan accordingly. Thanks to all!
 

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Thanks Joel! We will get you the final numbers for the Carolinas members at some point in the near future. Let us know when you absolutely would like them by
 

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Also, we have not forgotten about the free membership drawing! Well... we did sort of forget to pick a name out of the hat at the Dyno Day... BUT we will do the drawing at the March event (to be announced)!
 

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