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Title: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on May 05, 2017, 01:38:23 PM
RFTH 22 will be held on Sept. 15-17, 2017.  The starting point will be Clayton, Ga.  We will arrive on Sept. 15, for an overnight stay prior to departure on Saturday morning.

Our host hotel in Clayton is The Quality Inn, 834 Hwy. 441 South.
Phone 706-782-2214 to make your reservation.
20 rooms are blocked under the name "Georgia Fieros".
Our rate for double queen rooms is $110 plus taxes.
The cutoff date is September 1.
All rooms are No Smoking rooms.
Pets are not allowed.

Our destination will be Asheville, NC where we will have dinner, stay overnight prior to returning home Sunday the 17th.  I am waiting for quotes from several hotels. 
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on May 08, 2017, 01:34:06 PM
Asheville,NC hotel information.

Red Roof Inn, Asheville West
16 Crowell Road
Asheville, NC

RESERVATION PHONE-GROUP BOOKING
800-773-7663
IF THE ABOVE NUMBER IS BUSY, CALL
800-874-9000

GROUP CODE
B146GEOFIE

Two full beds, 2 persons $106.24 plus taxes.
Each additional person, add $4.25.
Queen or King beds can be negotiated directly with the hotel.
The front desk number is 828-667-9803.  DO NOT call this number to make your reservation.

Our room block expires at midnight August 16.  It is up to hotel management to extend the rates beyond August 16.

We must occupy a minimum of 10 rooms to receive the above discounted rates.  I can tell you that every hotel I contacted had rates starting in the $150 range, so this is a good rate.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on May 24, 2017, 12:17:06 AM
The Red Roof Inn property is a smoke--free property.  Pets are welcome, but you must contact the front desk at the number above for arrangements before bringing your pet..  It may be that they use certain rooms for guests with pets.

The hotel is 3 stories, 109 rooms.  All 2nd and 3rd floor rooms have a balcony which doubles as a walkway to all rooms on that floor.  There is an elevator/lift to the upper floors.

There are a number of restaurants and bars close by.  I plan to set up Saturday night dinner at a restaurant about 200 yards away so any who wish to have adult beverages will not need to drive afterwards.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on May 24, 2017, 12:41:01 PM
I have edited my first post for a corrected phone number for Quality Inn and smoking and pet information.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Roger on May 24, 2017, 06:58:59 PM
My cat smokes, but only after he's had a few margaritas.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: GTRS Fiero on May 24, 2017, 07:16:36 PM
Just out of curiosity, I looked at how far the start and end points are from me.  More than 9 hours' drive...but the end point is about 15 minutes closer.

Is 20 rooms about how many the attendees usually occupy?
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on May 24, 2017, 11:14:02 PM
20 rooms is a general block, not knowing how many will attend.  Most hotels will honor additional reservations if more rooms are needed.  There are some who come on Saturday morning, make the run then head for home without getting a room. 
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on May 30, 2017, 11:55:34 AM
This is a small sampling of how we will start this year's RFTH.  18 miles of Warwoman Road.  Every bit as challenging, if not more so, than The Dragon.  The bonus is that there's very little traffic.

Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on May 30, 2017, 02:28:43 PM
Warwoman Road, and The Rattler are among our roads as well as our destination of Asheville.  I'm looking for ideas for the event T-shirt.  This is what I have for the Asheville theme.  Any other suggestions are welcome.

Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: f85gtron on May 30, 2017, 03:27:40 PM
Lol!  The black fiero looks like it's got a mater buck-toof smile if you zoom in.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on May 30, 2017, 05:20:44 PM
Fog lights.  It does look bblack, but that's Aerodonamic's Jaguar Green SE
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: GTRS Fiero on May 30, 2017, 06:11:19 PM
Eating lunch there?

Very tempting drive.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on May 30, 2017, 06:54:59 PM
Probably too expensive.  12 years ago when this was taken it cost $45 just to get on the grounds.  Ramon made special arrangements for us to get in just for the photo shoot.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: GTRS Fiero on May 30, 2017, 07:02:53 PM
Ah.  Expensive to maintain the building.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: GTRS Fiero on May 30, 2017, 07:05:16 PM
This is a small sampling of how we will start this year's RFTH.  18 miles of Warwoman Road.  Every bit as challenging, if not more so, than The Dragon.  The bonus is that there's very little traffic.

https://youtu.be/TNWnrRB3Oh8

The colors are nice on that video, but the pace...who am I kidding.  What pace?  They're just crawling.

More like this?
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on May 30, 2017, 08:39:53 PM
The camera car was TopNotch and I think the one in front of him was f85gtron. 
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: f85gtron on May 30, 2017, 09:05:23 PM
Wasn't me. I don't have a third brake light. Not sure who that was.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on May 30, 2017, 09:24:30 PM
This is The Rattler.  NC Hwy 209.  We hooked up with the BMW group at the store at about 9 minutes into the video.  We ran with them up until they pulled off at about 22:05.  This video has a lot of the heavy curves edited out.
https://youtu.be/nOm-w06thNU
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: GTRS Fiero on May 31, 2017, 07:08:47 PM
Wasn't me. I don't have a third brake light. Not sure who that was.

The '85 GT came without the third brake light?
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: GTRS Fiero on May 31, 2017, 07:19:18 PM
Warwoman Road, and The Rattler are among our roads as well as our destination of Asheville.  I'm looking for ideas for the event T-shirt.  This is what I have for the Asheville theme.  Any other suggestions are welcome.



With those $ signs on the drive, Biltmore looks like Ritchie Rich's home.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: GTRS Fiero on May 31, 2017, 07:22:41 PM
Probably not on the route, but I liked the fall color pic from RFTH xx with the esses.  Something like this, maybe:
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on May 31, 2017, 08:24:28 PM
Pretty sure that's on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  If I remember BRP history correctly, that causeway was what tied two sections together to make 1 parkway after a route change.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: GTRS Fiero on May 31, 2017, 08:55:19 PM
It's very picturesque, wherever it is.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on July 11, 2017, 08:20:49 AM
I'm looking for someone to share rooms with.  I will cover the more expensive room in Asheville if you will cover the less expensive room in Clayton.  Let me know, ASAP. 
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on July 11, 2017, 07:13:03 PM
The Base Artwork for the event Tshirts.  Copy will include the names of the two major interest roads as the theme.

The Warwoman and The Rattler
Run For The Hills #22
Clayton, Ga.
Asheville, NC
Georgia Fiero Club 
Sept. 15-17, 2017

Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Roger on July 12, 2017, 04:38:42 PM
I LIKE IT! I LIKE IT!!! :) ;) :D ;D 8)
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on July 17, 2017, 11:05:23 AM
There has been some problems with getting through to the first number listed for Red Roof Inn Group Bookings.  It is constantly giving a busy signal.  If you encounter this problem, see the edited post for an additional phone number.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: TopNotch on July 18, 2017, 10:44:23 PM
Shirts are for sale -- Get them here.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: carnut122 on July 19, 2017, 03:25:07 PM
I always enjoy the RFTH events.  I plan on being there again this year.  Thanks again to Charlie and all of the others who put in the time and effort to make this event happen.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: GTRS Fiero on July 19, 2017, 03:53:17 PM
Glad to see you post.  I haven't seen you post for a bit.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: GTXVette on July 19, 2017, 05:19:10 PM
  Guy's if you want to Open this ride to all, then you REALLY Should make A Post In Grassroots Motorsports, At One time you will reach Hundreds Of Passionate  Participants And if nothing else Sell a bunch of those Cool T-Shirts.just post What you Have Shown here /the vidieo's and that Great Shirt and of course the entry Info.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on July 19, 2017, 05:49:12 PM
That might be a good option for next year.  The restaurants I already set up for this year can't handle more than about 40.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: GTXVette on July 19, 2017, 07:31:53 PM
  OK I didn't know you had already sold out. then again there may be a few more restaurants in town.I know that sounds sarcastic but I was just thinking like income for the club. and there are a few Fiero owners there.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on July 19, 2017, 08:08:12 PM
Oh, yes.  It's a very good idea.  There isn't an entrance fee and everyone is free to join in.  I always set up a lunch restaurant and a dinner restaurant that can serve a projected number of participants.  Lately, it hasn't exceeded 40 persons.  Maybe not even 30, so that's what I've looked for to serve lunch.  I try to get everyone in, seated and out within an hour.  Hour and a half, max.  Restaurants have to be set up well in advance, and the scouting party are the guinea pigs to test the food and service.  They have to be set up well in advance so we know if we have to change the route.  Lunch stops are usually the problem because they're in a small town.  I don't think there's even a McDonald's in the town of our lunch stop.  There are two larger restaurants, both in the old downtown about 3 miles off our path, and neither have much parking space. 

The evening dinner is a different matter.  I still try to arrange seating for the same number, but it's usually a larger restaurant because we end up in a larger city. 

If we do draw a large following next year, I suggest we charge a $5 or $10 entrance fee to cover printing expenses for route sheets, folders, etc.  I already am in the mental planning stages for next year's Run For The Hills and the lunch stop will be a larger restaurant with a wonderfully scenic view from the dining room. 
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: GTXVette on July 20, 2017, 07:51:27 AM
 that sounds Good.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on July 24, 2017, 11:58:34 AM
I'm looking for someone to share rooms with.  I will cover the more expensive room in Asheville if you will cover the less expensive room in Clayton.  Let me know, ASAP.

Still looking for someone to share rooms with.  I've already made the Asheville reservation. 
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on July 31, 2017, 12:26:38 AM
We need to have at least 10 of the rooms booked, otherwise the rates go up to regular rates.  No Discount.

Now comes the big question.  Who's Going???
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: GTRS Fiero on July 31, 2017, 08:12:59 AM
Dare I ask if fewer than 10 rooms are booked?
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on July 31, 2017, 08:49:28 AM
I haven't checked.  I know none of the Michigan club people are staying at either hotel. 
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Raydar on July 31, 2017, 10:09:25 AM
I'm going. Tammy is planning to go, too.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: TopNotch on July 31, 2017, 03:00:24 PM
I'm going -- just made my reservations. Can't offer my room to share just yet -- not sure what my brothers are doing.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: scottb on July 31, 2017, 07:04:05 PM
We will be there
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: oldone on August 01, 2017, 08:02:12 PM
sure would like to be there Charlie but I just can`t leave right now , maybe someday.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on August 01, 2017, 08:12:04 PM
I understand, Dewey.  If you're at the meeting, I'll bring the steering column part.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on August 02, 2017, 11:05:44 PM
EVERYONE WHO'S MADE THEIR RESERVATIONS USING THE GEORGIA FIEROS GROUP CODE, PLEASE CHECK WITH THE RED ROOF INN IN ASHEVILLE.  THE CLUB RECEIVED AN EMAIL STATING THAT NONE OF THE ROOMS HAVE BEEN RESERVED.  THAT INCLUDES MY ROOM, FOR WHICH I HAVE A RESERVATION CONFIRMATION CODE. 


Contact:
 Tina

Groups Department

Contact Center Groups Department

P 800.874.9000 | F 614.225.5224

Groups Department Hours 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (EST) Monday – Saturday

Red Roof Inn Contact Center • Springfield, Ohio

groups@redroof.com | redroof.com


Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierfly on August 07, 2017, 12:41:57 PM
I have our (CowsPatoot and Fierfly) reservations for Quality Inn, but still getting a busy signal from both numbers for Red Roof Inn.  They may be closed for lunch.  I will keep trying.

-Sharon

Update....
I was able to get through on the second number and have made our red Roof Inn reservations as well.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on August 07, 2017, 01:11:22 PM
For anyone planning to arrive on Saturday morning, we will be holding our driver's meeting at 8:30 and departing by 9AM.  Route sheets will be available, registration sheets and dining attendance sheets need to be completed before departure so we can tabulate and give the restaurants advance notice. 

We will assemble at the Ingles Supermarket shopping center behind the BP.  This is just on the north side of town and north of the Quality Inn and other hotels.

Ingles Markets

176 US-441, Clayton, GA 30525
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: scottb on August 11, 2017, 11:17:54 AM
room reserved
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: ron768 on August 12, 2017, 11:16:21 AM
Making my reservations today.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: ron768 on August 12, 2017, 11:43:28 AM
When I made my reservations today, was told by the desk crew to let everyone know that they need to make their reservations SOON. There is an event in the area that has driven up the rates to more than double the rate we have.
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Fierofool on August 15, 2017, 11:06:53 AM
If you are planning to attend, you only have one more day to take advantage of our group hotel discounted rates in Asheville. 
Title: Re: Run For The Hills 22 Information
Post by: Raydar on August 16, 2017, 09:13:46 PM
Just made my reservations. Done and done.