I didn't see a new thread here, so I'm starting one. Registration is open! https://www.minisonthedragon.com/2022-intro.php With 91 days to go, there are 202 people and 144 MINIs attending! Day drive registration will open on Feb 19. I'll be leading 2 drives this year: Thursday morning "Sunrise in the Smoky Mountains" (my favorite road ever, Little River Road, for the combination of twisties and pure, scenic beauty). We take a spirited run down the Dragon (we are there at dawn, so almost nobody on the road) and then settle it down for a scenic tour up the Foothills parkway, Little River Road, Newfound Gap and NC28 back to Fontana. We also stop for photos a few times, plus breakfast and gas along the way. Friday morning "Donut Run". This is a build-your-own-adventure drive. You can join us for a trip along the Dragon and the Foothills Parkway, then up to Maryville for a donut stop. About 1/2 of the folks turn around after donuts and head back to Fontana for other fun. The remaining folks continue on about 20 min to OutMotoring's corporate HQ for some parts and swag shopping (also, MINI of Knoxville is right around the corner if you need something from a dealership). Every year an intrepid few (4-5 cars) stick with me and we hop on the highway to head to the Cherohala Skyway (stunning open mountain views and great steep, twisty roads) before heading back towards Fontana Frequently these drives fill up quickly. If they do and you want to join us, reach out to me on MA... I'll find room for you!