E90Post
 


GT Haus
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > USA - Southeast > Tail of the Dragon Meet - 12-15 Oct



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-15-2006, 09:09 PM   #1
cobradac
First Lieutenant
 
cobradac's Avatar
 
Drives: '05 645Ci Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Titusville, FLA

Posts: 374
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2005 645Ci  [0.00]
Tail of the Dragon Meet - 12-15 Oct

This meet was started by a few of us e63/64 guys but we want all Bimmers to be represented. Focus is on a running the Tail of the Dragon (TOD) in NC and TN.
See this web site for the flavor of what we are looking at.
http://www.tailofthedragon.com/

Most of us are bringing wifes, but most of our wives are not interested in "aggressive" driving. Therefore, we are targeting the TOD run for Friday without those spouses or SO (if u bring'em) that do NOT want to get dizzy Then we plan a more sedate run (those that want to break away can) on Saturday to have some turist time, nice lunch and all. Depart on Sunday. Plenty of B&Bs in Ashville but they fill up fast for October. http://www.ashevillebba.com/
Those arriving on Thursday (as we are) plan on meeting for dinner (location not specified yet). Other details will be flushed out as we go.
You may PM me for more info. We have about a dozen so far including M6s, M5s, 645/650 coupes and cabrios, other 5ers and 3er. Even an e24 or two. Come one, come all. If and when u indicate joining up we will add u to group email for updates as we go.
Please join in the fun. BTW, participates are coming from Toronto, NY, NJ, MS, FL, AL and maybe even NC

The meet is on the October calendar in the Meets section where u can add yourself to the list.

Ask away if u have any questions.
cobradac is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-16-2006, 10:06 PM   #2
shimshimhada
Brigadier General
 
shimshimhada's Avatar
 
Drives: Portal
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portal

Posts: 4,840
iTrader: (2)

Did you post this in another forum? I recall reading it somewhere.
shimshimhada is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-17-2006, 06:24 AM   #3
cobradac
First Lieutenant
 
cobradac's Avatar
 
Drives: '05 645Ci Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Titusville, FLA

Posts: 374
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2005 645Ci  [0.00]
Sure, did. Myself (cobradav elsewhere) and others (GMAN or BMW650i). Its in Roadfly e63 and e24, E60.net, B i m m e r fest 6 series, and M6board. Not everybody crosses forums so we might miss some folks really interested in a meet but stuck looking at their own series (3,5,6,7, M). The only meet I have participated in within my state (FL) was with some e28 and e24 types. Loved it. E60 and e63 guys talk, but no do
cobradac is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-17-2006, 06:55 AM   #4
Poindexter
Revenge of the Nerds
 
Poindexter's Avatar
 
Drives: X5
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Burlington, VT

Posts: 117
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to Poindexter Send a message via MSN to Poindexter Send a message via Yahoo to Poindexter
I've been on the Dragon a few times - it is my favorite road

I'm supposed to be there in September or October with the S2000 community, but maybe two Dragon meets in a row isn't a bad thing

You're smart to talk about wives and S.O.'s up front.
__________________
2012 BMW X5d - Sold as of Mar 5th
2014 BMW X5d - Delivery on Feb 27th

Past Bimmers: E46 M3, E60 M5, and a few Spec E30 race cars
Poindexter is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-13-2006, 01:38 PM   #5
gbelton
TheArchitect
 
gbelton's Avatar
 
Drives: The Ultimate Driving Machine
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Northeast

Posts: 220
iTrader: (0)

Smile Where do You Stand?

So Guys,

Are you on the side-line or will you be joining us?

GMAN
gbelton is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-17-2006, 09:18 PM   #6
cobradac
First Lieutenant
 
cobradac's Avatar
 
Drives: '05 645Ci Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Titusville, FLA

Posts: 374
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2005 645Ci  [0.00]
Back from the TOD meet. One really great super fast run, then 2 good runs with some fast portions but some obstructing traffic.

Besides the great TOD, we found some other fine roads as well. But for me one of the best times was a breakout three of us did on the Cherohala. Nearly 50 miles of fine twisty, rolling hill roads with me sandwiched between an e60 M5 (leading) and e63 M6 (trailing). At one point we had 35 miles with no other traffic in sight - we ran at nearly 95% of car/driver capabilities leaving that little margin for the unknown around the 15, 20 and 25 MPH corners that we did at oh I'd say something higher than that. The focus and concentration it took was just as much as the TOD took. Over the entire 50 miles we only came upon 2 cars that we overtook with ease. Exhilarating to say the least.

Lots of pics and will be some videos later over on these forums.


http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/sho...286#post877286

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...=153220&page=7

Planning on doing it again in conjunction with Sharkfest East in Asheville, NC 20-22 April 2007. Will post more later.
cobradac is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-29-2006, 01:10 PM   #7
gbelton
TheArchitect
 
gbelton's Avatar
 
Drives: The Ultimate Driving Machine
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Northeast

Posts: 220
iTrader: (0)

Thumbs up Ronan Writes About The ToD Run 10-12-06 thru 10-15-06

Hey guys,

Check out the two part story from Ronan McGrath on our ToD event on AutoweekDotCom.

http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dl...26014/0/WEBLOG
__________________

2008 Alpine White, Portland Brown M5 (SMG)
2008 Alpine White, Fox Red M3 (6MT)
2008 Sapphire Black, Black 750Li
gbelton is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-11-2006, 11:21 PM   #8
mosport70
First Lieutenant
 
mosport70's Avatar
 
Drives: 330xi
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: South

Posts: 332
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 330xi  [0.00]
2006 330xi  [0.00]
2006 330xi  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by cobradac
Back from the TOD meet. One really great super fast run, then 2 good runs with some fast portions but some obstructing traffic.

Besides the great TOD, we found some other fine roads as well. But for me one of the best times was a breakout three of us did on the Cherohala. Nearly 50 miles of fine twisty, rolling hill roads with me sandwiched between an e60 M5 (leading) and e63 M6 (trailing). At one point we had 35 miles with no other traffic in sight - we ran at nearly 95% of car/driver capabilities leaving that little margin for the unknown around the 15, 20 and 25 MPH corners that we did at oh I'd say something higher than that. The focus and concentration it took was just as much as the TOD took. Over the entire 50 miles we only came upon 2 cars that we overtook with ease. Exhilarating to say the least.

Lots of pics and will be some videos later over on these forums.


http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/sho...286#post877286

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...=153220&page=7

Planning on doing it again in conjunction with Sharkfest East in Asheville, NC 20-22 April 2007. Will post more later.
Wanted badly to make the Oct run. Glad you guys had a great time. The Cherohala is a dream.

Please keep this board posted on the April run.
__________________
330xi Sparkling Graphite | Terra with Burl Walnut | ZPP | ZSP with Style 162 | Comfort Access | Heated Seats | PDC | Navigation | Satellite Radio | OEM Alarm | De-badged | OEM Strut Brace | Blacklines | Rear Fogs | Silver Front Indicator Bulbs

Ordered: 4.3.2006
Scheduled for Production: 4.7.2006
Awaiting Transport: 4.13.2006
En Route: 4.19.2006
At Preparation Center: 5.11.2006
Performance Center Delivery: 06.01.2006

mosport70 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:37 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST