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Old 08-05-2018, 04:26 PM
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Tail of the Dragon/Cherotala Skyway cruise 2018.

The date for this year's cruise is October 6, 2018. Details for this event will be forthcoming within the next couple of weeks. Around this time of year, the fall foilage will be starting to be at their peak at around this time of year, so accommodations in the area could be a little pricey and may be in short supply due to this area being very popular for its mountain scenery. Click on the following link for more information about the Tail of the Dragon.https://tailofthedragon.com
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List of modifications:
  • Ford Escape 6 CD audiophile unit
  • LCM/EATC upgrades courtesy of FBM
  • Acme wheel lock kit (20 locks/1 key)
  • Trunk plate for 1998-2010 Crown Victoria (Havis part # C-3054)
  • Innovative Interceptors 3.5 in resonator deleted exhaust tips courtesy of RoyLPita

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Old 08-05-2018, 05:14 PM
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Crummy... bad weekend for me.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:29 AM
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Deb and I will start planning for this now. We really enjoyed last year.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:57 AM
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I was JUST in Tennessee on vaca and drove the Tail in my rented '18 XTS! Quite a rush. https://xtremesportsphotography.phot...o=2271&pc=2547
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:13 PM
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Here is an article about the highway.https://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...agon/91679980/
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2003 Marauder 300A
#3968 of 7838
Black/Dark Charcoal
Build date: 08/22/2002
Adopted: 08/21/2011 at 76,404 miles
Joined the 100k mile club on 04/14/2013
at I-95 North at New Smyrna Beach,FL


List of modifications:
  • Ford Escape 6 CD audiophile unit
  • LCM/EATC upgrades courtesy of FBM
  • Acme wheel lock kit (20 locks/1 key)
  • Trunk plate for 1998-2010 Crown Victoria (Havis part # C-3054)
  • Innovative Interceptors 3.5 in resonator deleted exhaust tips courtesy of RoyLPita

1995 Ford CVPI
Purchased : 03/1999 [77k miles]
Sold:03/2015 [330k miles]

2001 Chevrolet Impala
New DD since 02/2015 [93k miles]

R.I.P. REX aka S/C CHEESEHEAD

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Old 08-27-2018, 10:04 AM
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I had already made hotel reservations at the same place as last year from October 5-7. Planning to do the reverse of last year's trip, this time driving through the Cherotala Skyway first & ending at the starting point of the Tail of the Dragon. Stay tuned for updates.
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2003 Marauder 300A
#3968 of 7838
Black/Dark Charcoal
Build date: 08/22/2002
Adopted: 08/21/2011 at 76,404 miles
Joined the 100k mile club on 04/14/2013
at I-95 North at New Smyrna Beach,FL


List of modifications:
  • Ford Escape 6 CD audiophile unit
  • LCM/EATC upgrades courtesy of FBM
  • Acme wheel lock kit (20 locks/1 key)
  • Trunk plate for 1998-2010 Crown Victoria (Havis part # C-3054)
  • Innovative Interceptors 3.5 in resonator deleted exhaust tips courtesy of RoyLPita

1995 Ford CVPI
Purchased : 03/1999 [77k miles]
Sold:03/2015 [330k miles]

2001 Chevrolet Impala
New DD since 02/2015 [93k miles]

R.I.P. REX aka S/C CHEESEHEAD


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Old 08-27-2018, 12:35 PM
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I did it years ago in an 18 wheeler
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Old 09-02-2018, 04:58 PM
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The location of the starting point of this year's trip on October 6 at 10:00 am is:
Skyway Food Mart
1037 Tapoco Road
Robbinsville, NC 28771
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2003 Marauder 300A
#3968 of 7838
Black/Dark Charcoal
Build date: 08/22/2002
Adopted: 08/21/2011 at 76,404 miles
Joined the 100k mile club on 04/14/2013
at I-95 North at New Smyrna Beach,FL


List of modifications:
  • Ford Escape 6 CD audiophile unit
  • LCM/EATC upgrades courtesy of FBM
  • Acme wheel lock kit (20 locks/1 key)
  • Trunk plate for 1998-2010 Crown Victoria (Havis part # C-3054)
  • Innovative Interceptors 3.5 in resonator deleted exhaust tips courtesy of RoyLPita

1995 Ford CVPI
Purchased : 03/1999 [77k miles]
Sold:03/2015 [330k miles]

2001 Chevrolet Impala
New DD since 02/2015 [93k miles]

R.I.P. REX aka S/C CHEESEHEAD

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Old 09-02-2018, 07:00 PM
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Sounds interesting. The only time I did this circuit was the Triumph R.A.T. event in the fall of 2003 - had a blast. By the fall of 2004, I was working 24/7/365 until a disability retirement last year. Looking for a change of pace - finally.
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:15 PM
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4 weeks + 1 day & counting...
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2003 Marauder 300A
#3968 of 7838
Black/Dark Charcoal
Build date: 08/22/2002
Adopted: 08/21/2011 at 76,404 miles
Joined the 100k mile club on 04/14/2013
at I-95 North at New Smyrna Beach,FL


List of modifications:
  • Ford Escape 6 CD audiophile unit
  • LCM/EATC upgrades courtesy of FBM
  • Acme wheel lock kit (20 locks/1 key)
  • Trunk plate for 1998-2010 Crown Victoria (Havis part # C-3054)
  • Innovative Interceptors 3.5 in resonator deleted exhaust tips courtesy of RoyLPita

1995 Ford CVPI
Purchased : 03/1999 [77k miles]
Sold:03/2015 [330k miles]

2001 Chevrolet Impala
New DD since 02/2015 [93k miles]

R.I.P. REX aka S/C CHEESEHEAD

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Old 09-12-2018, 04:11 AM
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Booked us a room at the same place we were at last year. We'll see you up there. Rick do you have a map of our route? If you haven't run this, you are missing out. There was nothing but cool stuff all day long, cars, bikes, scenery. The only thing that wasn't cool was the $400 we lost at the casino the night before. Y'all come out and ride with us.
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:17 AM
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Here is a link to the map of the actual Tail of the Dragon. https://tailofthedragonmaps.com/tail...ragon-parking/
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File Type: jpg DragonParking_2015.jpg (156.8 KB, 7 views)
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2003 Marauder 300A
#3968 of 7838
Black/Dark Charcoal
Build date: 08/22/2002
Adopted: 08/21/2011 at 76,404 miles
Joined the 100k mile club on 04/14/2013
at I-95 North at New Smyrna Beach,FL


List of modifications:
  • Ford Escape 6 CD audiophile unit
  • LCM/EATC upgrades courtesy of FBM
  • Acme wheel lock kit (20 locks/1 key)
  • Trunk plate for 1998-2010 Crown Victoria (Havis part # C-3054)
  • Innovative Interceptors 3.5 in resonator deleted exhaust tips courtesy of RoyLPita

1995 Ford CVPI
Purchased : 03/1999 [77k miles]
Sold:03/2015 [330k miles]

2001 Chevrolet Impala
New DD since 02/2015 [93k miles]

R.I.P. REX aka S/C CHEESEHEAD


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Old 09-16-2018, 03:21 AM
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Here is a link to the actual map of the Cherohala/Dragon loop that we are traveling this year, highlighted in yellow. https://tailofthedragonmaps.com/tail...e-dragon-loop/
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2003 Marauder 300A
#3968 of 7838
Black/Dark Charcoal
Build date: 08/22/2002
Adopted: 08/21/2011 at 76,404 miles
Joined the 100k mile club on 04/14/2013
at I-95 North at New Smyrna Beach,FL


List of modifications:
  • Ford Escape 6 CD audiophile unit
  • LCM/EATC upgrades courtesy of FBM
  • Acme wheel lock kit (20 locks/1 key)
  • Trunk plate for 1998-2010 Crown Victoria (Havis part # C-3054)
  • Innovative Interceptors 3.5 in resonator deleted exhaust tips courtesy of RoyLPita

1995 Ford CVPI
Purchased : 03/1999 [77k miles]
Sold:03/2015 [330k miles]

2001 Chevrolet Impala
New DD since 02/2015 [93k miles]

R.I.P. REX aka S/C CHEESEHEAD


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Old 09-16-2018, 03:28 AM
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For those that may be interested, here's a link to a map of the distance to the Tail of the Dragon from different parts of the United States and Canada. https://tailofthedragonmaps.com/dragon-distance/
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File Type: jpg DragonDistance_20151.jpg (79.9 KB, 17 views)
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2003 Marauder 300A
#3968 of 7838
Black/Dark Charcoal
Build date: 08/22/2002
Adopted: 08/21/2011 at 76,404 miles
Joined the 100k mile club on 04/14/2013
at I-95 North at New Smyrna Beach,FL


List of modifications:
  • Ford Escape 6 CD audiophile unit
  • LCM/EATC upgrades courtesy of FBM
  • Acme wheel lock kit (20 locks/1 key)
  • Trunk plate for 1998-2010 Crown Victoria (Havis part # C-3054)
  • Innovative Interceptors 3.5 in resonator deleted exhaust tips courtesy of RoyLPita

1995 Ford CVPI
Purchased : 03/1999 [77k miles]
Sold:03/2015 [330k miles]

2001 Chevrolet Impala
New DD since 02/2015 [93k miles]

R.I.P. REX aka S/C CHEESEHEAD


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Old 09-19-2018, 05:46 AM
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Here is a link to the actual map of the Cherohala/Dragon loop that we are traveling this year, highlighted in yellow. https://tailofthedragonmaps.com/tail...e-dragon-loop/
Thank you for the map looking like we will have a lot of fun. Dana will be with me and thinking if nice weather may bring the convertible.

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