OutSMARTing The Dragon 2013

Event Details

OutSMARTing The Dragon 2013

Time: August 22, 2013 at 4pm to August 25, 2013 at 11am
Location: Fontana Village Resort, North Carolina
Street: 300 Woods Road
City/Town: Fontana Dam, North Carolina 28733
Website or Map: http://www.outsmartingthedrag…
Event Type: long, weekend, rally
Organized By: wdhitch
Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2013

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

Please join us for the 5th Annual OutSMARTing the Dragon in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. Meet old friends and new ones as smart owners from Texas to Canada and all points in between come together for a long weekend of winding roads and great day trips. Please visit www.outsmartingthedragon.com for more information and registration.

Comment Wall


RSVP for OutSMARTing The Dragon 2013 to add comments!

Join smart USA insider

Comment by Alison McCaffery on July 31, 2013 at 8:45pm

Jan, I saw and am so glad you both will be able to make it.  I know Jill really wanted to come and I'm glad ya'll figured out a way to make it work.  See you in a few weeks!!!

Comment by Jan in West U on July 31, 2013 at 8:42pm

Woo hoo, I'm registered, have my hotel room, and a rider/co-driver coming with me. Alison, her name is Jill Hobbs!

Comment by Alison McCaffery on July 25, 2013 at 3:38pm

Ok everyone that is registered for OTD should be recieving an e-mail from me in the next few minutes. If you have not registered or do not get the e-mail PLEASE message me ASAP!


Comment by Alison McCaffery on July 24, 2013 at 10:43am

32 days till OTD!!!!! Just a friendly reminder that we'll need all shirts to be ordered and paid for no later than 7/27/2013. That allows us time to have them made and shipped to Fontana. Depending on demand we will also be taking additional orders at the event for a later run of shirts.

Also registration will close on July 30th!!! Please be registered and paid by the 30th, OR contact myself or Bill Hitchcock to let us know!!!!

Comment by Alison McCaffery on June 20, 2013 at 8:56pm
Ok everyone we are getting closer and closer to OTD 2013 and we have some updates for everyone.

We are doing polo shirts this year in honor of it being our 5 year anniversary. Shirts will be $25, up to a size 2xl, $27 up to 7xl in mens or 6xl in women's. We also have a men's Tall cut in XL-4XL. They will be available in white, dark grey and royal purple. You can now order them on the website for pick up at the event, or if you would like one and will not be able to make it, we can mail it to you after the event.

The group rate at Fontana for OTD expires on June 23th so be sure to book your rooms and/or cabins now!!

Whitewater Rafting
Ok Group rate/reservation have been made. If you are interested going with the group here's all the info:

Fully Guided Rafting Trip http://www.noc.com/whitewater-rafting/nantahala-river/

Date &Time: Friday Aug 23rd @ 2:00pm
Group Rate: $46.20 per person (including all taxes and fees)
GUEST CONFIRMATION #119897 (please use this when making the reservation)

If you have any question, let me know. We did this river last year and it is a fairly easy nice trip, very pretty with some easy rapids during the trip with the major ones towards the end. There is a nice picnic area and snack bar right on the river so if you purchase a bagged lunch or have a snack or beer before hand.

There are 10 slots available and I can add more if the interest is there.

Please join our facebook page to keep up with the most current events and to chat with others that will be joining us in the mountains.

Comment by Jeff Edmondson on June 20, 2013 at 6:44pm

I have some family coming to town at this time. I hope I can make it next year!!!

Comment by wdhitch on February 16, 2013 at 9:11pm
Hi Jack!! Yes we have discounted rates at Fontana Village Resort. Please visit www.outsmartingthedragon.com for more info!
Comment by Jack Lee-Harris on February 16, 2013 at 1:35pm

Hello wdhitch,

Will there be special lodge nightly rates for the group?



Comment by wdhitch on February 1, 2013 at 9:35pm

Good evening everyone!!!


Hope this finds you all well. I just wanted to pass along that registration is now open for OTD 2013. This year’s event will be taking place August 22-25, 2013 at Fontana Village Resort and our theme is “Back to Basics”. We’ll be taking the best of years past and adding some new twists for the 5th annual anniversary. No need to pay right now but if you’re planning on attending please go ahead and register if you have a moment at www.outsmartingthedragon.com. Registration allows Alison, Daniel, Jennifer and I to get a better idea how many smarts to expect so we can make it the best weekend possible. It also helps to generate excitement for the event which helps us grow!! Also, if you see other smart owners please spread the word about OTD… word of mouth is our greatest marketing!!!


More details will be coming but we’ll have some special shirts for this year’s event, whitewater rafting will be back and there will be at least one new day trip!! Saturday dinner will remain at Deals Gap Motorcycle resort and Sunday’s going away breakfast is moving back to Lynn’s Place in Robbinsville, NC.


Can’t wait to see everyone in August!!!


OTD Planning Team

(Alison, Daniel, Jennifer and Bill)

Attending (11)

Might attend (2)

Not Attending (1)

find a

smart center



  • Add Photos
  • View All


  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2017   Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service