MINI Press Release Motoring Alliance returns to MINIs on the Dragon 2018 (MOTD)

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I'm happy to announce, Motoring Alliance returns to being a sponsor of MINI's on the Dragon (MOTD) 2018! MOTD
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    Motoring Alliance returns to MINIs on the Dragon 2018 (MOTD)

    Note this is the discussion thread - if you want to see all the threads for MOTD 2018, here is a link to the forum: https://www.motoringalliance.com/forums/minis-on-the-dragon-16-may-2-6-2018-fontana-v.568/
     
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    I'm registered and counting down the days. I'll be there from Tuesday thru Sunday, so if you need help with anything, just give me a shout.
     
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    I'm there from Tuesday thru Friday when we return to Ohio. I sponsor the Cigar Salon on Wed. night, right after the Welcome Dinner, on the Porch, until we run out of cigars.
     
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    Nice - I was planning on being there Wednesday- Sunday, however work for in the way for “mandatory” meeting. So I fly back Thursday. If all goes well drive up Thursday night. :)
     
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    Nice - good long trip. Regarding help, thanks! I’m still working through all the details, once done will update the group. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas - let me know!
     
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    Our Philly crew will be at the Dragon Monday - Sunday AM. Stop by for a cold beer when you get in Sully. All the others that know us and where we are are welcome to stop by for a cold one also.

    Just ask for me.

    We are the round cabin on the corner across from the field ramp.
     
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    You cant miss it. It is the one throwing firecrackers at passing Minis. :D
     
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    I plan to be there Thursday through Saturday. But I wont know till it gets closer.
     
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    If you smoke cigars, look me up [I'm there from Tues. afternoon thru early Fri. morning]. I fully realize that everyone cannot make the Cigar Salon Wed. night, so I always have extra cigars on hand for any smokers [who weren't there Wed.] until I leave!
     
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    Looking forward to it! Once I have my flight schedule locked I’ll know if I will be able to make it up Thursday or Friday morning. Thanks for the invite. :)
     
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    That sounds great! I will hunt you down.
     
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    Looking forward to it. We'll be easy to find...just look for the smoke trails and/or the Silk Green/White R50.
     
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    #14 agranger, Feb 13, 2018
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    I'm running a couple of the official drives:

    1: THURSDAY MORNING: Sunrise drive around the Smoky mountains - Yes, it's early, but it is the single best drive I've ever done in my life. When I'm stressed out and I need to go to my 'happy place' during the rest of the year, this is where I imagine I am... driving Little River Road in the Smoky Mountains in the early morning.

    2: FRIDAY MORNING: The Donut Run! This popular event is back again with a twist. It's a choose your own adventure type of run. Want a quicker drive? Do just part A that gets you out for 1.5 hour each way w/ a stop for donuts. Do Part B to add another hour or so, but you get to see the OutMotoring.com HQ and shop for all the swag your credit card will handle. Do part C for the full tour... a circular trip back to Robbinsville and then Fontana via the Cherohala Skyway. Do one part... do all three... It's up to you.

    3: THE UNOFFICIAL TEXOLINA RUN! (Updated 2/14) OK. I went to register and the apple pie run filled up before I could get there (3-4 hours) and I want something more than the Ice Cream run on Saturday, so here it is... something new for my (Texas) Metroplex MINI friends, my new Tar Heel MINI friends (Carolinas) and, of course, my MA friends! After some ice cream on the scheduled Ice Cream run (around 1-1:30pm, depending on how quickly ice cream is served and consumed) I'll be leading whoever wants to go a bit south down to another great: Wayah Road! It will take us about 2.5-3 hours to get back to Fontana. We will be heading south down 28 to Franklin, west across Wayah and then back up 129 through Robbinsville. With a quick stop for gas in Robbinsville and maybe bathrooms in Franklin (depending on need) we should get back to Fontana around 4:305 or so... plenty of time to get to the farewell dinner (doors open at 5, but dinner and announcements start at 6)

    Map: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/125+Everett+St,+Bryson+City,+NC+28713/Fontana+Village,+NC+28733/@35.2856392,-83.74743,11.25z/data=!4m29!4m28!1m20!1m1!1s0x8859485ee3aba50b:0xf6d1813dfb913d83!2m2!1d-83.4465348!2d35.4290094!3m4!1m2!1d-83.4951589!2d35.3046009!3s0x885936ac48fec5a1:0x52d6b7c6698b7fc8!3m4!1m2!1d-83.3741812!2d35.184072!3s0x885924e11938ef99:0xeec4f7c9b6b3baf7!3m4!1m2!1d-83.4944529!2d35.164232!3s0x88592e8c362fde4b:0x645516aa0b94ad74!1m5!1m1!1s0x885eb8ee9bc41c5f:0x448b383171bc3f8a!2m2!1d-83.819065!2d35.4356433!3e0
     
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    Is that from the tire smoke or engine smoke? :p
     
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    Neither...it's occupant smoke! :Cigar:
     
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    Or bottle rockets?

    My Grandson and I will be there from Thursday through Sunday. So far we're doing the donut run, Pittsburger run, and a Dragonfire run. He likes to watch the glassblowing and buying something for his Mom. Thinking about a Dyno run if I can get my DP installed before then. I'll be stopping by the M/A tent to say hello.
     
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    Ok - I’m going to need to figure out my schedule... these look like fun!!
     
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    Great - can’t wait to meet you in person!
     
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    WOW! There's an M/A tent? I don't think I EVER saw an M/A tent at MOTD before.
     

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