Aug 3-6 — Miatas at the Gap XXI

Sponsored by Candace Sands

MATG UPDATE!

Candace has just two motel rooms left for our annual dragon hunt.  So don’t delay and reserve now @ Candace47@bellsouth.net 

MEETING LOCATION CHANGE 

Williams have announced to meet up Thursday, August 3rd at 8:15 AM at the Murfreesboro’s Cracker Barrel (2115 S. Church St.) @ I-24 Exit #81B for prompt departure of 8:30 AM.  A light breakfast is suggested as we will be doing a early lunch at the Cookie Jar Café in Dunlap. Save room for dessert!+

 

It’s time once again for our annual trek to the Miatas At The Gap Regional Event.  For the uninitiated, Deals Gap is home to The Tail of the Dragon.  Known as the ultimate Miata road, it has 318 curves in just 11 miles, with no side roads, commercial development, or shoulders.

The Great Smokey Mountains National Park is on one side of the road and the Cherokee National Forest is on the other side.  The curves each have names such as The Chicanes, Rocket Corner, Pearly Gates, Copperhead Corner, and Gravity Cavity.  

This year’s convergence of Miatas at the Gap is the 21st anniversary. So here’s the plan. Thursday, we’ll meet up at the Mt.Juliet Cracker Barrel (I-40, Exit 226) at a time to be announced for breakfast and pull out after a short driver meeting with a topped off tank, a full belly & an empty bladder.

We’ll head east stopping for lunch at one our favorite restaurants, The Cookie Jar.  We’ll arrive in Robbinsville late in the day, checking into the Micro-tel where we have a block of rooms reserved.  Dinner that evening will probably be at Lynn’s just up the road from the hotel. 

Friday & Saturday:  Most will get up early to meet the old beast just as the murky fog lifts.   TBA plans are in the works for the rest of the day or do doings of your own choosing. 

Candace has a block of rooms reserved at Robbinsville Microtel.  There are just seven left. The nightly rates range between $67 and $85 depending upon the size of the room.  So if you want to go, don’t hesitate and risk being left out.  Email Candace at Candace47@bellsouth.net.

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