Rock the Dragon 2019 (RtD2019) May 09-12, 2019, Fontana Village Resort, Thursday, 09. May 2019

Rock the Dragon 2019 - THE Premiere S2000 Spring Event

It’s time to kick off the Spring season and Rock the Dragon, May 09th-12th at Fontana Village Resort! Come spend some time in the Great Smoky mountains and experience thrilling roads, wonderful sights, and a big, warm S2000 family. Gain a newfound respect for the car while making unforgettable memories with some great characters.
When: May-09th, 2018
Where: Fontana Village Resort
Make your reservations by calling Fontana Village at 800-849-2258 and ask for the Group Discount "Rock the Dragon".  The link below provides additional information on Fontana Village, including accommodation descriptions, maps and directions.  Fontana offers lodge rooms, cabins and campground facilities. 
Link to Fontana Village
Rock the Dragon 2019 (RtD2019), THE annual Spring S2000 event at the Dragon!  Located in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains of NC/TN, this is THE premiere S2000 event!  Great Dragon driving on 318 curves in 11 miles and lots of other great roads in the area to explore.
RtD2019 starts May 09 (Thursday) and ends on May 12th (Sunday). A tentative itinerary is included below (a complete detailed itinerary will be emailed to you before the event. Please be sure and print it and bring it with you).  Be sure to check the Dragon Events forums on for drives and events organized by other members (which may not be included on the itinerary). Don’t forget to sign up for the other events you are interested in early; most drives are limited to a maximum number of cars.
Includes: The Friday night picnic, the banquet Saturday, event magnet, lanyard with name tag (which is your ticket to admission for all events), applicable PayPal/Google Checkout Fees, and admission to all event activities.  Does not include Eventbrite fees. 
Includes: The Friday night picnic, the Banquet on Saturday, lanyard with name tag, applicable PayPal/Google Checkout Fees, and admission to all event activities.  Does not include Eventbrite fees.
Please note: Registration closes April 21, 2019.  There will be no registration or t-shirt orders after that date.  If you wish to register or order t-shirts, do so before April 20.
MEN'S AND LADIES EVENT T-SHIRT - $20 each - Available separately. You can order when you register.
TENTATIVE ITINERARY (all events subject to change due to whim, weather or circumstance) Be sure you print a copy of the official RtD2019 itinerary which you will receive via email. There will not be copies at Fontana. 
Thursday, May 09 – Meet the OKI Group and Dinner - Organizer; Ken (kgf3076) For the early arrivers:  Meet the Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana (OKI) group in Maryville, followed by a group dinner at The Park Grill.  A somewhat spirited drive across the Dragon and the Parkway to meet the OKI group.  Afterwards we'll head in a group to Gatlinburg and dinner at Park Grill. After dinner, we'll drive the Parkway as a big group.  At the end of the Parkway, we'll split into a Spirited and a Moderate group and then do a twilight drive across the Dragon. Meet at the Lodge upper parking lot  at 1:15 pm. Departure at 1:45pm. 
 Friday, May 10 - The official start of RtD2019.  Check the whiteboard in the lobby to see who has arrived and where they're staying.  There will be lots of Dragon driving, catching up and renewing friendships. Check the itinerary for organized drives, or for something different, explore the other great roads in the area for more driving adventures.  
The First-timers Drive 
You can pick up your RtD2019 nametag (and t-shirt if you ordered one) early Friday morning and take part in the "First-timer Orientation". Check the itinerary for exact time and meeting location.
If this is your first Dragon event, you are encouraged to join in, meet other first timers and pick up tips and hints on driving the Dragon. Meet at the parking lot in front of the Wildwood Gril at 8:00am for a drivers orientation.  Depart at 8:15 am.  You will be back in time for the Friday's are for Franklin drive.
Friday's are for Franklin - Organizer: Mike (lovetodrive2000)
Drive Rt 28 to Franklin, NC and lunch.  There will be a number of different drives for every skill level.  Please note that if you plan on gonig to Cafe REL it is small and takes cash only. If you're a first timer (or new to Rt 28), please select the moderate paced drive.  The first drive group should line up at the parking lot in front of the Wildwood Grill no later than 9:45 and be prepared to leave in your drive group starting at 10:00am. The second group should be at the parking lot at 10:15 and be prepared to leave at 10:30.  
Friday Night Picnic - 6:00 until 8:30pm 
Friday night is hot dogs and hamburgers on the sun deck by the Wildwood Grill. If you haven't picked up your RtD2019 credentials, you can pick up them up at the picnic. RtD2019 credentials are required for admission to all activities. Arrive early to renew old friendships and make new ones.   
Saturday, May 11 - DRAGON GROUP DRIVE
The "official" DAY of RtD2019. Line up in front of the ball field. The Group Dragon drive is on the agenda and you'll have an opportunity for a group photo at the paved lot at the end of the drive. Make sure you sign up for one of the many organized drives leaving after the group drive. If you choose not to go on any of the drives, feel free to continue driving the Dragon, explore the area on your own or relax at the lodge.
The Saturday Night Dinner - Drinks and Conversation - 5:30pm Dinner - 6:00pm
The RtD2018 Saturday Night Dinner will be served in the Hall next to the Wildwood Grill. We'll enjoy dinner with a recap of the event and videos and pictures from the weekend. Make sure that when you enter the dinner you have your nametag. To get a ticket for the raffle, you'll have to show your nametag.  
Bourbon Tasting - After the Saturday Dinner - Organizer: Mike (lovetodrive2000)
Meet in the Lodge lobby after the Saturday Dinner for an evening of great conversation, convivial companionship and a chance to sample a number of fine ***** beverages.  Bring something to share. Naturally, you must be 21 to indulge in any ***** beverage, but everyone is welcome to join in.
Relax at the Gunter Cabin Fire-pit - After the Saturday Dinner 
Hang out at the fire-pit, relax, enjoy the evening after dinner.  An opportunity to relax, relive the drives, the people and the events.  The fire-pit is directly across the parking lot from the Wildwood Grill.
Sunday, May 12
Say goodbye to your old friends and the new S2000 friends you've made over the weekend. If you have the time, Sunday is a great day for Dragon driving, but most people will be leaving for home.  Don't forget to make plans for Dragon Fall Run 2018. We hope to see you then.
We look forward to seeing you at Rock the Dragon!
(Rock the Dragon 2019, RtD2019 (c) are copyrighted byThe Double Dragon Group, LLC 2012-2019 and used with permission)

Rock the Dragon 2019 (RtD2019) May 09-12, 2019

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