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WHO HAS/WANTS TO DRIVE TAIL OF THE DRAGON

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Juan-Manuel Fantango, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. Juan-Manuel Fantango

    Rossa Subscribed

    Jan 18, 2004
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    http://www.tailofthedragon.com/

    I am interested in driving this ledgend in April. Visit the website and let me know if anyone is interested. I have a 348 Challenge I will be driving, and I plan to stay for 2-3 days in the area. Any interest?
     
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  3. SkizoACE

    SkizoACE Formula Junior

    Mar 24, 2004
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    I'll ride with you.
     
  4. abarre

    abarre Formula Junior

    Jul 9, 2003
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    JDavid, post this in the South Central Regional forum and I'll bet you get some takers.
     
  5. CarreraScott

    CarreraScott Formula Junior

    Jan 30, 2004
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    Charlottesville, VA
    I think some Porsche Turbo guys are going to drive it around April 15-16. Check at www.6speedonline.com.
     
  6. Tspringer

    Tspringer F1 Veteran

    Apr 11, 2002
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    Just be careful and keep a close watch for the law. The local town funds itself off nailing out of town speeders out for kicks on that road....

    I could be up for something in mid to late April. Im 1.5 hours south near Atlanta... makes a great day trip.


    Terry
     
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  8. Steve Marschman

    Steve Marschman Karting

    Nov 4, 2003
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    unless you want to go really slow. The sport bikes are generally ridden by idiots who think you can stop or leave the road when they decide to come at you head-on in your lane. Old Harley riders can't get their fat tubs around the corners without dragging their foot boards so they ride at 25 mph and refuse to pull over. Cops do use radar and vigorously enforce the 35 mph limit in many places... they also enforce illegal passing in double yellow which nearly the whole route is. The occasional tractor-trailer rig will need to use both lanes to get around some of the corners. Also, on the way down (Carolina to Tennessee) there is a corner (around milepost 6 if I remember correctly) that if you are carrying too much speed, the front end will unload and you'll find yourself headed into the rocks (and there are picture archives of a Viper that did exactly that). Also, cars with low front ends (like my TR) do scrape in many places.

    If you can do it during the week, then maybe you can have some fun. Otherwise, consider it a nice drive and don't have any expectations for pushing your car.

    Regards-
    Steve
     
  9. Tennlee

    Tennlee Formula Junior

    Feb 10, 2002
    645
    Great Smoky Mountains
    Are you staying in Knoxville? What days? I'm in Knoxville, and have driven Deal's Gap (the Dargon) many times and love it. The previous info about avoiding the weekend is mostly true. I have found early Sunday morning aren't busy- everyone must be trying to recover from hangovers. Instant message me- I'd be interested in going.
     

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