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Title: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on March 09, 2016, 06:01:42 PM
I've laid out a route beginning in Clayton, Ga.  It begins with the famous Warwoman Road, and takes in Bridal Veil Falls, Fontana Dam, The Dragon, Foothills Parkway, River Road and ends up in Pigeon Forge. 

Google says that it's 5 hours without traffic.  I would expect that with stops at Bridal Veil, lunch, rest stops and whatever, that it should take us about 7-8 hours.  Leaving Clayton at 9 would put us into Pigeon Forge at about 5, just in time to get checked in to the hotel and go to dinner. 
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: f85gtron on March 10, 2016, 07:53:20 PM
HOPEFULLY we won't get stuck behind a slow moving Cadillac this year in the Dragon!  That sucked, but probably saved me from wrecking.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on March 10, 2016, 08:10:39 PM
One year a Honda Gold Wing 3-wheeler purposely held us under 30 mph for the whole distance of The Dragon.  He refused to pull over.  The lead Fiero depleted his air horn.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on March 25, 2016, 06:57:02 PM
I saw on the Events Calendar that there's a tentative scouting run for April.  My calendar is full and my wallet is empty for April.  Can we possibly put it off until May 28 and not do a cruise-in for May?

I promise you that this will be a day full of nothing but curves until we get back to Cherokee, North Carolina.  We will start in Northeast Georgia and end up in Pigeon Forge. 

Any artists?  I need art or suggestions for the event T-shirt.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: scottb on April 06, 2016, 07:39:29 PM
Can the trial run be moved up a weekend? The 28th is Memorial Day weekend, I'm planning on being out of town that weekend.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on April 06, 2016, 10:35:48 PM
I didn't realize it was Memorial Day weekend.  Is there enough interest in the trial run to move it up to the 21st?  Anyone plan to go other than Scott and I?  I think Dave said he would drive my 87 now that it's fixed.  Work allowing.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: GrannyLinda on April 07, 2016, 03:30:30 PM
The 21st. Of May ?
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on April 07, 2016, 05:00:42 PM
The 21st of May of 2016.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on April 21, 2016, 03:34:13 PM
I won't be able to make the May meeting because some close friends are getting married on the 14th. 

The trial run on the 21st will kick off at 9am sharp from the Ingles parking lot on US441 in Clayton, Ga.  If you don't think you can make it on time and want to intercept us elsewhere email georgiafieroclub@gmail.com for route information.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: TopNotch on May 11, 2016, 01:26:44 PM
I'm going to need to know who's going on the trial run, and you can let me know at Saturday's meeting.
Personally, if my back problem isn't better by then, I'm not going. Although the Fiero is quite comfortable, even with the back problem, if anything should happen requiring me to walk (engine problem, out of gas, etc.), well, currently walking is out of the question.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on May 11, 2016, 01:45:32 PM
There should be no reason for you having to walk. Someone will have an empty seat. 

I plan on going, of course, and may take along a passenger.  I've offered Dave my 87 if he doesn't have to work.  I've worked out several routes, in part, depending upon the weather.  If rainy, we will take Happy Valley Road instead of Foothills Parkway to avoid the possibility of getting into heavy cloud cover. 

I'll print out some route sheets and have them at the starting point in Clayton. 
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: f85gtron on May 11, 2016, 04:55:28 PM
While I REALLY want to go, I may have to hold off until the actual run. My motor has been progressing slowly. It thinks it's too big for the car, but never fear, I've got a shoe horn that says otherwise;)
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: guitarfreak235 on May 13, 2016, 10:27:58 AM
I want to go on the trial/scouting run. Has it officially been moved to the 21st?
I am still figuring out if it will work to come to the meeting tomorrow
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: TopNotch on May 13, 2016, 10:43:32 AM
I want to go on the trial/scouting run. Has it officially been moved to the 21st?

Yes, the 21st. You should be in Clayton, GA at 9 AM. It should take you a little over 2 hours to get there from Spartanburg SC.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on May 13, 2016, 01:17:37 PM

I want us to be gassed up and ready to pull out by 9am on the morning of the 21st.

We will meet at the Ingles Markets Grocery Store Shopping Center in Clayton, Ga.
176 US-441, Clayton, GA 30525

There is an Ingles Express gas station at that location.  There's also a BP station next to it.

Everyone should bring an FRS radio.  Be sure they're fully charged or bring batteries.

If anyone doesn't make it there on time, they can still intercept us along the route.  Going North on Hwy 28 out of Franklin, NC, also known as Bryson City Road, there's what used to be a Citgo Gas Station.  It's now called the Village Trader
The Address is
453 Bryson City Rd, Franklin, NC 28734

Our path from start up to this point will be:

WarWoman Road out of the Ingles Parking Lot.
Turn left at the end of WarWoman Road onto Hwy 28.
Follow Hwy 28 through Highlands, NC and continue North through Franklin.

If anyone is too late to intercept us at this point, the next reasonable place is at:
Lynns Place Restaurant
237 E Main St, Robbinsville, NC 28771
We will have lunch there.

We will return to Hwy 28, continue up through Fontana Village, passing Fontana Dam and will grab The Dragon's Tail at the very tip where Hwy 28 and US 129 meet.

Travel through The Dragon's Tail, pick up the Foothills Parkway about 3 miles north and follow it over to US 321 in Townsend.

If anyone hasn't hooked up with us by the time we leave Robbinsville lunch stop, it's just too late to try to join.

Our final destination will be Gatlinburg, TN.  Depending upon time and traffic and consensus of participants, we may visit a hotel to set up event accommodations.

Return from Gatlinburg via US Hwy 441 through Cherokee, NC to Gainesville or Commerce, Ga. is about 3 hours.

Google Maps trip plotter suggests about 5 1/2 hours from Clayton to Gatlinburg.  Don't believe it for one moment.  It will be more like 7 hours. 
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on May 16, 2016, 08:38:56 AM
OK, I need to know who's committed to making the scouting run.  The forecast is for 50% chance of rain Friday night and into early Saturday morning.  Clearing after that. 

I've made contact with a Mazda Miata club and invited some of their people to come along.  No word from them, yet, but they said they'd get back to me this week. 
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: guitarfreak235 on May 16, 2016, 02:18:05 PM
I'm really hoping to make it out there, trying to finalize plans in the next day or so. In case of rain, will we just trek on?
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on May 16, 2016, 02:42:57 PM
Yes, still going.  The only area I have any concerns for the weather will be on the Foothills Parkway between The Dragon and Gatlinburg.  It runs the top of a mountain ridge for many miles.  There is an alternate at the foot of the mountain ridge that will get us to the end of the Parkway, so it should take about the same amount of time. 

One thing about rain.  No bikes or cyclists. 

Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: CowsPatoot on May 18, 2016, 10:04:00 AM
Time for me to request time off for the actual run...wanted to make sure it was going to be September 16-18 before I do.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on May 18, 2016, 10:23:54 AM
Yes. September 16-18.  Leaving Clayton on the morning of the 17th and staying in Gatlinburg that night.  Good to hear from you again and hope to see you there. 
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: CowsPatoot on May 18, 2016, 10:55:57 AM
I will be bringing the new one this year...the CJB Formula with a 3400 swap.  The current plan is to tow it to the end location, unload the car, pick up Sharon, then drive the Fiero to the starting location.  That way, the truck and trailer will be waiting for us at the end of the run.

You know the way I drive...I can't rely on the car to get me back to Ohio after the run.  I pulled up a map of the route, and it looks like a legendary combination of roads.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on May 18, 2016, 11:07:43 AM
Just be sure you have good spindles on it.  :D
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Raydar on May 18, 2016, 11:30:24 AM
You're just wrong for that. But it's still funny.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on May 18, 2016, 01:56:33 PM
Anyone doing the scouting run Saturday should bring along a couple of gallons of coolant or a gallon of concentrate and a gallon of water.  There are a couple of long climbs, especially to get up onto the Foothills Parkway, that history has shown some cars will overheat.  You may not need it, but best to have it. 

Bring tools, maybe a flashlight and if your car uses one, an ignition module.  FRS radios and a GPS are good, too. 


I just spoke with Capital City Fieros out of Michigan and they will be back again this year.  They're coming down early and will be playing around on The Dragon and surrounding area on September 15 and 16 then will join us in Clayton on the evening of the 16th for the official run on the 17th.  They would like to invite anyone to join them. 

Looking for our Canadian friends to return with and maybe bring a few more with them. 
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: scottb on May 19, 2016, 10:52:30 AM
The plan is for me to be there Saturday
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on May 19, 2016, 11:26:28 AM
The weather forecast this morning is for rain to be clearing out early morning before we start the scouting run.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on May 19, 2016, 03:46:53 PM
Tinman, come join us.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: ron768 on May 20, 2016, 01:27:51 PM
Still working on the car, but its getting closer to running right. Its dangerous out there, be careful.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: guitarfreak235 on May 20, 2016, 04:14:04 PM
Unfortunately, i will not be able to go for the trial run, but do have it in my calendar for september 17th. I will try and make the next meeting at the diner though!
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: scottb on May 20, 2016, 05:55:54 PM
Does anyone that is going tomorrow have an extra thumb screw for the passenger side vent? I have lost one and couldnt find another in my hardware bucket.

Thanks, Scott
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on May 20, 2016, 09:24:20 PM
Looks like it's just me and you, Scott.  I believe I have some, but they'd be out in my building in bunches of bolts and nuts.  I can mail one to you after we get back. 
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on May 22, 2016, 08:46:47 AM
A very enjoyable day, yesterday.  Good weather with only a couple of sprinkles.  Lots of Nissan Z's to play with on The Dragon and Hwy 28.  We met up with Former Member and donor of the 88GT Warrior Pro9ject car, Mike Barr, when we got to Gatlinburg. 

Here are a couple of pictures taken along our route.  More to come later today.

Looking toward Knoxville from the Foothills Parkway.


Just a little of the 13 miles of river alongside the River Gorge Road as we approached Gatlinburg.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: scottb on May 22, 2016, 12:20:18 PM
There were a couple of small issues yesterday. First, after driving War Woman Road I felt a vibration and after stopping found a wheel with some loose lugnuts. Oops, my fault after rotating tires.

The other problem was a rookie driver trying to keep up with a maniac on the Dragon resulting in overheated brakes. Lesson learned there.

It was a very good drive, there will be something for everyone. Looking very forward to doing it again
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on May 22, 2016, 12:54:55 PM


The other problem was a rookie driver trying to keep up with a maniac on the Dragon resulting in overheated brakes. Lesson learned there.


I don't know if I should take that as a compliment or a slap in the back of the head.  But I do agree, it was a very enjoyable drive.  Some new territory, even for most of our regular RFTH participants.  Maybe we'll also get to see some of the new scenery Scott and I saw.

On River Gorge Road.  Photo by Scott Brown

BEAR!


Photo by Charles Sewell
ELK!


Photo by Scott Brown
ELKS!  :D


One dumb woman with New York plates on her vehicle actually got out and walked to the middle of the lane to take a picture.  Had to yell at her that it wasn't such a good idea because they could be dangerous.  But the most stupid of all were the 50 or so people standing in the roadway looking up the tree at the BEAR!
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Raydar on May 22, 2016, 05:52:59 PM
...
One dumb woman with New York plates on her vehicle actually got out and walked to the middle of the lane to take a picture.  Had to yell at her that it wasn't such a good idea because they could be dangerous.  But the most stupid of all were the 50 or so people standing in the roadway looking up the tree at the BEAR!

It must be safe. The Crocodile Hunter does it all the time! 
Wait...
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on May 22, 2016, 10:27:14 PM

LAST UPDATE 5/27/2017 AT 12:22 PM EST

This is what I have for hotel reservations in Gatlinburg, and Clayton, Ga. .

CLAYTON, GA. HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS AT DAYS INN
Address: 54 Hwy 441 N, Clayton, GA 30525
Phone:(706) 782-4258

DOUBLE ROOMS $76.46 PLUS $19.66 TAX.
SOME HAVE MADE RESERVATIONS AT LOWER RATES THROUGH AARP OR ONLINE SERVICES.  WE HAVE BLOCKED 20 ROOMS, BUT I SUGGEST THAT YOU TRY TO FIND LOWER RATES ONLINE.  THEY WOULDN'T BUDGE FROM THEIR STANDARD RATES, EVEN FOR OUR GROUP.
IF YOU DO MAKE DIRECT RESERVATIONS, PLEASE TELL THEM YOU ARE PART OF THE    GEORGIA FIEROS GROUP. 

NO PETS ALLOWED AT THE EDGEWATER HOTEL

You must tell them you are part of the Georgia Fieros or Georgia Fiero Club Group

The hotel is:

THE EDGEWATER AT THE AQUARIUM

HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER

PO Box 170, 402 River Road

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Reservations/Front Desk: 800-423-9582

www.edgewater-hotel.com

Room Rates

Rooms are all Double Queen. There are only a limited number of King bed rooms available so we didn't get a price. Possibly some jaccuzzi rooms too, but those are also outside our group rates.

Double/Queen $100.00

I have asked for all rooms to be on the front overlooking the river and the city. All rooms have private balconies.

Group rate includes a complimentary continental breakfast.

Served 7:00 am – 10:00 am daily.

Rates are net, non-commissionable and do not include current state and local tax which is 12.75%.

Arrival & Departure Dates September 17-18, 2016

Sat/09/17

Double/Queen 20 Rooms have been blocked for our group.

Cut-off Date

Cut-off Date Thursday, August 18, 2016

Reservations received within your organization’s room block will be accepted until the cut-off date,

which is Thursday, August 18, 2016. Any remaining unreserved rooms will be released back to the

hotel. Reservation requests received after the cut-off date are subject to rack rate and space availability.

While we do our best to honor every request that is made, unfortunately we cannot guarantee room types

or floor levels.

Reservations Policies

INDIVIDUAL CALL-IN RESERVATIONS: Georgia Fiero Club is set up for their attendees to call

in and make their own reservations. The Individuals will be required to pay first nights room and tax at

the time the reservation is being made. Reservations can be made by contacting our 24-hour reservations

department at 1-800-423-9582 and identifying themselves as a ”Georgia Fiero Club” attendee to receive

the above discounted rate.

Reservations received within your organization’s room block will be accepted until the cut-off date, which is 30

days prior to the group’s arrival date. (Aug. 17 cut-off) Any remaining unreserved rooms will be released back to the hotel.

Reservation requests received after the cut-off date are subject to rate and space availability. While we do our

best to honor every request that is made, unfortunately we cannot guarantee special group room rate or room

types.

Reservation Policies

All reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or advance deposit of first nights room and tax by

contacting our 24-hour reservation department at 1-800-423-9582.

Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 11:00am.

Parking in Gatlinburg is at a premium and is Pay Parking. Edgewater has a parking deck free to hotel guests. It's also located on the Gatlinburg Trolley to make getting to and from our restaurant hassle-free. There is a stop directly in front of the hotel.

NO PETS ALLOWED IN THE HOTEL

SATURDAY EVENING GROUP DINNER


SATURDAY EVENING DINING WILL BE 7:30 PM AT CALHOUN'S BBQ.  WE HAVE A RESERVED PATIO.  EACH PERSON WILL BE ABLE TO ORDER FROM THEIR STANDARD DINNER MENU AND WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN MEAL.  ADULT BEVERAGES ALSO SERVED. 

THEIR MENU CAN BE VIEWED AT THIS LINK
http://www.calhouns.com/634af711ea_sites/www.calhouns.com/files/104_106_108_121_125_Calhouns_Menu_Pellissippi_111015.pdf

LAST UPDATE 5/27/2017 AT 12:22 PM EST


Double Queen Room


River View From The Balcony
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Robs Fieros on May 23, 2016, 07:11:36 PM
Nice rooms, I might consider going. My gold 86GT is back at home now and I've been driving it.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on July 14, 2016, 12:37:51 PM
Just 1 month left to make your reservations at the Edgewater in Gatlinburg and receive the club discount.  The Clayton, Ga. window is essentially open up until the day of the event as the Days Inn wouldn't give us a group discount.  You may find better prices at Days Inn on some of the online sites.

This year, there will not be a fundraising raffle.  Each year, we request product and service donations from the many Fiero product and service vendors, but we won't be doing that due to the difficulty of transporting donated products from one point to another during our travels. 

The only item we will have for fundraising this year will be our Event T-shirts.  The profit from their sales will help us to continue our charity events.  I would like to urge you to purchase a shirt this year, even if you don't wear it, put it away as a souvenir of the event.  This is the base image of the T-shirt design, before we apply the graphics.

Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Roger on July 16, 2016, 12:47:43 PM
Got my reservation for the Days Inn in Clayton for the 16th and at the Edgewater for the 17th. (thanks Charlie!)

The Edgewater won't guarantee what room you get until the morning of your arrival.

I saved $21 for the Days Inn by going to https://refer.booking.com/s/5aswh
and you can too!

They did promise a bathtub full of grits and a duck that quacks with a lisp.

Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on July 28, 2016, 04:51:13 PM
Has anyone on here made reservations at Edgewater in Gatlinburg using the Georgia Fiero Club group discount?  I spoke with them today and they said that there is only 1 other reservation besides mine. 
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on July 29, 2016, 12:38:56 PM
Well, I guess I should have asked has anyone here made reservations at Edgewater using any other method
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: TopNotch on July 29, 2016, 03:12:32 PM
I reserved a couple of rooms today.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: TopNotch on July 30, 2016, 11:35:27 AM
Now taking orders for RFTH 21 t-shirts. Order your shirts here, or send payment to:

Georgia Fieros
287 Park Place
Auburn, Ga. 30011-3035

This year, all sizes are $24.00.
Deadline Sept. 9
Delivered at the event.
Postage extra for mail delivery.


Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on August 11, 2016, 05:36:13 PM
A reminder:  If you are attending the event and plan to stay at the Edgewater in Gatlinbufg, you only have until the 18tho to make reservations.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: carnut122 on August 18, 2016, 10:33:51 PM
I just made my reservation at the Days Inn in Clayton.  I'll see y'all on the 16th!
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on August 18, 2016, 11:03:04 PM
I received a call from them this afternoon, asking if anyone was going to reserve any of the rooms I blocked out.  They only had my room and maybe 2 more that had identified themselves as being with the Georgia Fieros group.  They removed 10 rooms from our block, leaving a total of 10 rooms. 

Did you make reservations in Gatlinburg?  Tomorrow, the 18th is the last day to get our discount. 
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on August 19, 2016, 03:49:42 PM
A reminder that today, Midnight is your last opportunity to receive the Georgia Fieros rates at The Edgewater Inn in Gatlinburg.  If you plan to wait and get a room somewhere else, don't be surprised at the rates, usually in the $150 and up range, even if you can get a room. 

They limit 1 car per room, but I was told that if all rooms aren't taken or there were cancellations, they would make allowances.  They also have free parking arrangements with a parking area just across the street from the hotel.  So, if you're sharing a room with another driver, go ahead and make your reservation. 

NO PETS. 
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Robs Fieros on August 31, 2016, 06:05:08 PM
I won't be there.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on August 31, 2016, 06:29:46 PM
You could come to Robbinsville again and meet us for lunch.  Lynn's Place on E. Main, downtown across the street from the county jail.  We should be there around noon.  I'll be there this time and I'll buy.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on August 31, 2016, 09:52:54 PM
I'm posting this only on the Georgia Forum, hoping I can get some better attendance from our members.  Even though the announced deadline is past to take advantage of the discounted rate at the Edgewater Inn, Kahla told me privately that if all our rooms hadn't been booked, and there were still  some rooms available, she would honor the $100 discount.  So far, we only have 7 of the 20 rooms taken, and some of those are not by Georgia Fieros people. 

Call the hotel at 800-423-9582 and make your reservation under the Georgia Fieros group rates.  If it turns out you can't go, I believe you have 72 hours prior to cancel without being charged.  You can ask at the time you make the call.  If the front desk won't honor the rate, ask to speak to Kahla Williams.  Her direct number is 865-277-0159.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on September 07, 2016, 07:26:45 PM
If any member is interested in going to RFTH and driving one of my cars or The Lil Duke Coupe, they are available.  I spoke with Dave and CowsPatoot today and it looks like neither of them will be making the run.  It looks like Dave will be taking on a heavier work load and Greg has urgent family business to attend to.  That means that Sharon won't be coming, either.  Ron R. also called to say that it's looking more like he will be cancelling, too. 

I had planned to let Dave drive the 87 and Greg and Sharon were to drive the Coupe.  I was planning to drive the 86.  So, if any of you want to change your plans for the 16-18, let me know. 

Steve, do you know if Amanda plans to tag along with us? 
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Raydar on September 08, 2016, 05:41:59 AM
Amanda won't be coming this year, unless something has changed.
I'm still planning to go. Won't be staying at the Days Inn, however. If you hear of a cancellation, don't be alarmed. :D
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Robs Fieros on September 08, 2016, 10:07:17 PM
If you are buying I might be there in my truck. Did my 86 GT sound alright to you Charlie?
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Robs Fieros on September 09, 2016, 10:39:18 AM
What day should I be there in my truck? Gail would like it to be on a Saturday, so she can come too.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on September 09, 2016, 02:05:02 PM
September 17, Lynn's Place Restaurant, E. Main Street across from the county jail, Robbinsville, NC.  Sometime around 11:30-12:00 is our projected time of arrival. 
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Robs Fieros on September 10, 2016, 08:32:22 AM
We'll see you there, but we'll buy our own meals.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on September 10, 2016, 04:31:16 PM
I expect to be at the Days Inn in Clayton at least by 2PM, Friday Sept. 16.  I will have your Tshirts and participant packages that includes registration forms, route sheets, and some information about Gatlinburg and the surrounding National Parks area.  Please find me to get your information package. 
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: scottb on September 10, 2016, 06:14:15 PM
We will be there with bells on..... will meet everyone Saturday morning. Room was reserved this afternoon.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Raydar on September 10, 2016, 09:10:49 PM
Charlie, can you email the route sheet to me?
I'm not staying at the Days Inn, but I'm planning to meet y'all on Saturday morning.
Just in case I run late. I certainly don't expect everyone to wait...

Thanks!
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: f85gtron on September 16, 2016, 01:28:41 PM
I'm on my way...
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on September 16, 2016, 02:38:25 PM
We passed an AirGas truck on the way up.  That you?
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: f85gtron on September 16, 2016, 04:14:09 PM
Nope, but i did stay at a holiday inn last night haha!
I'm taking the scenic route from Memphis, tn to Clayton.....Uh, Ga right?
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on September 16, 2016, 05:48:10 PM
Yes.  Georgia.  If you go to Clayton, TN., beware of the 35 mph zone.  I got to meet the Chief of Police and she ain't very forgiving.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: f85gtron on September 17, 2016, 12:06:01 PM
Rfth 21 is underway!

Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: pgackerman on September 17, 2016, 05:10:53 PM

Beautiful!
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: f85gtron on September 17, 2016, 05:26:33 PM
We only saw one car fall off the road.  Not one of ours, but rumer has it that a Saturn sky might be in the running as a doner vehicle for the next swap.........
A very fun day. Didn't get lost this time. The only issue was getting scarce fuel.  Lots of fun and beautiful scenery too!
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: pgackerman on September 18, 2016, 08:14:28 PM

No more pictures?
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on September 18, 2016, 08:47:25 PM
Lloyd and Mike--Texas


Jack--Michigan


Pat--Georgia


Nancy and Kevin--Michigan


Bob--Michigan


Ron--Georgia


Heather and Brian--Florida


Tom--Georgia


Charlie--Georgia


Brenda and Roger--Georgia


Leigh-Ann and Scott--Georgia


Carolyn and Ronnie--Georgia


Tammi and Steve--Georgia


The group at Bridal Veil Falls, Highlands, NC.  Unfortunately, the drive-behind road was still closed. 


Photo-op on the Foothills Parkway, NC. 


A small portion of the endlessly beautiful weather and scenery we enjoyed during Run For The Hills 21.


Former Georgia Fiero Club member, benevolent benefactor (Warrior Project Car) and current Gatlinburg, Tn. resident Mike Barr, met us at our dinner restaurant.  Here, he's relating something to us as only Mike Barr can tell a story.


And then telling us how much truth there is to the story.  LOL


Looking North at our dinner table.


And looking South at our dinner table.


Looking North from the room's balcony.


And South.




If anyone has one, I need a picture of Joe and his car to complete the lineup.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Robs Fieros on September 18, 2016, 09:18:41 PM
I got to see a great bunch of Fiero nuts. See you again soon.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on September 18, 2016, 10:26:06 PM
Thank you, Robbie and Gail for making the trip to join us for lunch.  It was great to see you both and to see you're doing so well.  I apologize for not being able to stay and visit longer. 
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: pgackerman on September 19, 2016, 06:10:42 AM

So Cool!
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Roger on September 19, 2016, 02:58:47 PM
Excellent pix!

Thank you and thanks to all who attended!

For those of you who didn't / couldn't make it . . . there's next year!
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Raydar on September 19, 2016, 08:23:52 PM
Good to see everyone again.
Rob... I'm happy that y'all came down to meet us. Good to see you again. It's been a while.

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this a success (especially you, Charlie.) It was very much appreciated.
This was one of the few times I've run the Dragon that traffic didn't get in the way. (Well... except for that one Corvette - edited out.)
Here's a few minutes of video I captured.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: scottb on September 19, 2016, 08:27:29 PM
I want to say thanks to Mr. fool for taking the time to organize this year's event. It does take an awful lot of time and dedication to put it together. Other than the bit of trouble with my car, everything went off without a hitch. Leigh-Ann even  made some new friends in Tammy and Carolyn. Personally I was quite impressed with this years choice of restaurant. Oh my goodness was that some good barbecue. I WILL be back there. I did email Pat some pictures that we took. If he thinks they are worthy I'm sure they will be posted.

I would also like to thank everyone for singing Happy Birthday to Leigh-Ann with me. She was quite surprised. Thanks everyone.  ;)

And to let everyone know, my car has not had the hiccups since Saturday.

Thanks again Mr. fool.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: scottb on September 19, 2016, 08:28:40 PM
ANd Ron....... what are you doing laying across your poor car like that???????????
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on September 19, 2016, 10:09:53 PM
Scott, it wasn't just me.  Thanks for your help in laying this out.  It doesn't matter how many and who's involved with all that's involved with getting it to the day of the event, it's only as good as those who show up.  Remember the saying "They threw a party and nobody came"? 

I frequently see or hear "I'll try to make it next year" or "There's always next year".  Reminds me of The Fiero Factory Swap Meet admonition "Swap Meet Number "X" And Maybe The Last"  Don't wait until the last one was last year.  Without you all there is no party.  There is no Run For The Hills. 
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: TopNotch on September 19, 2016, 10:24:55 PM
Fun on Warwoman Road...
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: f85gtron on September 19, 2016, 10:48:14 PM
ANd Ron....... what are you doing laying across your poor car like that???????????
...poor thing is right!  It looks like it's struggling to hold me up!  Looks like it's about to cry!
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: TopNotch on September 19, 2016, 11:07:18 PM
More pictures....

Car show...





Scenery show...





Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: TopNotch on September 27, 2016, 12:23:40 PM
The Swayne Boys having fun on the Dragon...

Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Drewbdo on November 16, 2016, 08:11:17 AM
Wow... Michigan, Texas, Florida... That's great! This looks like a really fun event.

Maybe Ronda and I can tag along in 2017.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: carnut122 on January 07, 2017, 09:04:41 PM
I had a great time again!  Thanks, Charlie, for all of your hard work!  Steve, loved the video!  I'm kinda bummed I missed Mike Barr.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on January 07, 2017, 11:00:10 PM
Thanks goes to Scott, too.  Lots of help from him.
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: scottb on January 14, 2017, 09:43:10 AM
Thank you the Honorable Mention Mr. Fool
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: GTRS Fiero on January 14, 2017, 12:05:07 PM
This looks like a lot of fun.  I read somewhere that there are likely to be overheating issues.  Did that happen?
Title: Re: 2016 Run For The Hills # 21
Post by: Fierofool on January 14, 2017, 12:19:32 PM
There were none.  We didn't have to use the alternate to get on the Foothills Parkway which was a slower, steeper climb and traffic allowed us to keep good speed throughout the run.  Except for that Corvette.