Rust Belt States meet-up: Performance cars, twisty roads & great people

We stayed as a group for the most part & it was fun communicating with walkie-talkies.

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Rust Belt States meetup #7 - Tail of the Dragon

We were considering an overnight trip for a while and it was worth the wait. This was one heck of a trip and will be right at the top as one of my best road trips. A big shout out to Rohit for initialling this trip and meticulously planning the route with every possible detail. We drove along roads in and around the Smoky mountains for two days. Since all of us drove anywhere between 9-12 hours for this meet, we factored one day before and after to reach our destination. We were lucky to get this AirBnB as it was booked for all weekends except the one we chose. It was plush with tons of amenities and the host was friendly as well.

This meet had performance vehicles, twisty roads, great weather and to top everything - amazing people. It was fun as everyone had bought their vehicles within the last year and was trying to explore the capabilities of their vehicles. We had the right amount of driving on both days with planned breaks. Except for a very few occasions, most roads had minimal or zero traffic which was another plus. Glad that we did not zero in the previous long weekend for this trip. We stayed as a group for the most part and it was fun communicating with walkie-talkies. Switching cars gave us a taste of each other's vehicles as well. There will be detailed summaries in the following posts and I am attaching the pictures which I clicked during this meet.

Mpower with his Mini Cooper

rohittunga with his Ford Fiesta ST

jeevadeepan with his Genesis G70 3.3t

vj123 with his BMW M3 competition

fusionbang with his BMW X3 M40i

Pradeep (non member) with his BMW X5

nikhilarni with everyone's favorite

Tail of the Dragon meet - Day 2

Route: AirBnB - Cherohala Skyway - Tellico Plains - 129 Hub - Tail of the Dragon - Fontana Dam - AirBnB


Cherohala Skyway - Stop 1

Cherohala Skyway - Stop 2

Cherohala Skyway - Stop 3


129 Hub

Tail of the Dragon - Tree of Shame

Tail of the Dragon - Deals Gap

Fontana Dam

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