OutSMARTing The Dragon 2012

Event Details

OutSMARTing The Dragon 2012

Time: August 23, 2012 at 5pm to August 26, 2012 at 12pm
Location: Fontana Village Resort
City/Town: Fontana Dam, NC 28733
Website or Map: http://www.outsmartingthedrag…
Phone: 800.849.2258
Event Type: annual, rally
Organized By: wdhitch
Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2012

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Event Description

Back for year 4!!!!!! Registration is now open at www.outsmartingthedragon.com. PLEASE BE SURE YOU REGISTER AT THE EVENT WEBSITE. There is a fee for this event that covers 2 dinners.

OutSmarting the Dragon is a 3 1/2 day event that takes place in the RURAL mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. It's a time to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Smart owners from all over the country as well as Canada join us as we experience some of the best roads as well as some of the most beautiful scenery in the nation. Anyone is welcome... you need not own a smart car. Just come to have fun and relax!!

The name for our event comes from the Tail of the Dragon. This is a local stretch of US Route 129 that has 318 curves in 11 miles.  It's known as one of the most challenging roads in the nation and attracts car and motorcycle enthusiasts year round. Also local is the Cherohala Skyway. This road offers breathtaking views as well as sweeping corners as you ride the ridges between North Carolina and Tennessee. Couple these with other local roads such as the Foothills Parkway and Moonshiner 28 and there is no shortage of fun!!!

Fontana Village is within an hours drive of Maryville, Knoxville and Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as well as Robbinsville, Cherokee and other small towns in North Carolina. There's an endless number of local treasures and business to explore as well as parks and monuments. Fontana Dam is 3 miles up the road with it's visitor center and amazing views!!

Activities for the weekend include the return of RC smart car races and the second annual Dragon Drool contest. Also, we will be hosting a welcome dinner on Thursday night and wrapup dinner on Saturday night. We do a group run of the Tail of the Dragon and this year we will also be debuting the Dragon After Dark which will be a separate ride on Friday night to see what the Dragon has to offer at night!! We'll have day runs available so you can explore the area on Friday and Saturday at your own pace and some great vendors onsite for anything you might need/want for your car. We'll finish up the weekend with a going away breakfast and look forward to next year.

Its our hope that you can join us this August as we once again gather for a great event. If you have any questions please visit the event website at www.outsmartingthedragon.com

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Comment by Alison McCaffery on August 6, 2012 at 12:05pm

Here is a sample of the vinyl stickers we will have at OTD. They will be $2 ea and available in Black or White. If you are interested in one please let me know either here or by email.

The vinyl is 6" X 2.5" and would like great on the tridon or back window of your smartie. :)

Comment by Alison McCaffery on July 30, 2012 at 1:57pm

Ok everyone this is your LAST reminder.  ALL registrations, and orders for shirts or lunches HAVE to be in by tomorrow, July 31st!!!  If you have ANY questions please let me know ASAP.  I will be putting in the order for the shirts August 1st and after the order is placed NO MORE shirts can be added!

Can't wait to see everyone in less than 22 days!

Comment by Alison McCaffery on July 26, 2012 at 3:33pm

Attn:  If there is anyone else who wants to go White water rafting on Friday from 2pm-5pm, you need to call Nantahala Outdoor Center by July 30th.  After that date they will be releasing the final 2 slots we have.

If you would like to go with us, it is $44.42 per person and is a fully guided trip.  The phone number is 800-232-7238 and tell them that the group/confirmation number is 88947.

So far I have going:
Alison and Daniel McCaffery
James and Gretchen Cook
Ivonne Bonett and Fredy Quintero
Patrick and Linda Morgan

If you can't make this group Cherie Braun (over on FB) was looking to get a group together to go on Saturday. So contact her, or if not on FB message me, if interested.

Comment by Alison McCaffery on July 20, 2012 at 3:13pm
Alrighty everyone time is running short, you have less than 10 days to register and pay for OTD, shirts, and bagged lunches. You can register and pay at our website: http://outsmartingthedragon.com/

Also to those that have registered, we just received 3 LARGE boxes from smartUSA full of goodies to hand out to the participants!! So make sure you get registered soon.
Comment by Alison McCaffery on July 2, 2012 at 11:12am

Just a FYI, the last date you can register and pay for OTD, T-shirts and Bagged Lunches will be July 31st!!!  So get on the ball and get your registration and orders in. :)

Comment by GetSmrt28277 on June 30, 2012 at 9:15pm
For those Dragon Slayers who are on the fence, time to break out that credit card and make a move!
OTD 2012 is August 23-26.
GROUPON is offering a Two-Night stay at Fontana Village for up to Four in a deluxe lodge room with Lake Cruise and Recreational Passes for Two.
Choose Option 2: Valid August 1-September 30 for Check in Thur-Sat. Two nights $189 + $9.75 tax.
The Fine Print
  • Must book by 8/27/12 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 9/30/12. Not valid 7/1-7/5; 8/3-8/4; 8/21-8/22; 9/7-9/8. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 2 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. $50 fee for all cancellations; 30-day cancellation notice required or fee of 1/2 Groupon price applies. Must be 21 or older to check in. Credit card required at booking and check-in. Not valid with reward points. 9.75 tax not included.
Please note the GROUPON Promise:
Booking Guarantee. If you aren't able to book the stay you want after purchasing, we'll give you a refund.
Comment by Alison McCaffery on June 28, 2012 at 10:09am

Ok everyone, we have finally gotten the shirt design back from Dorki Dori. Here is the design though the shirt will be offered in a few different colors. If given a choice what color would be your preference (any color other than black or white)?

Depending on the amount ordered we are looking at $15-20 per shirt, they are a 6oz (heavyweight) Hanes Tagless t-shirt, sizes S-XXL. Daniel and I have a few of them and love them and they hold up to washing and wear very well. Unfortunately we can't do a women's fit t-shirt because that would add an additional $3 per shirt.

Comment by Alison McCaffery on June 16, 2012 at 5:09pm

Ok Folks, Bagged Lunches for Friday and Saturday are now available in the OTD 2012 store. You have a choice of Turkey, Roast Beef, or Hummus. Each sandwich comes with lettuce and tomato, and packets of mayo and mustard. bagged lunch comes with the following:

  • Sandwich on Multigrain bread (Turkey, Roast Beef, or Hummus)
  • lettuce, tomato, and packets of mayo and mustard
  • Chips
  • Cookie
  • Bottled water

The lunches are $6 each, and will be handed out each morning.  If you have any special requests please note them in the comments when submitting the order.

Thanks and I can't wait to see everyone.  Just 68 days to go!!!!!

Comment by Alison McCaffery on May 25, 2012 at 10:21pm

Alrighty everyone I have gotten the Whitewater Rafting group set up. If you would like to go whitewater rafting with us on Friday Aug 24th, you just need to call The NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) at 888-905-7238 and give them our confirmation number 88947.

The cost will be $49.30 including tax per person, and if we get over 10 people it will be a bit cheaper. They do have some discounts like AAA, so be sure to ask when you call.

Our trip will be a half day fully guided, starting at 10am and ending at 1pm. All the info on the rapids can be found here http://www.noc.com/whitewater-rafting/nantahala-river/nantahala-riv...

I am so looking forward to this and seeing ya'll there!!!!

Comment by denise fred olderr on April 13, 2012 at 7:09pm

think i might have to skip this time have some other engagements


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