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OCTOBER 8-9, 2022

CLASSIC HONDAS ON THE DRAGON VII

GOOD CARS  |  GOOD PEOPLE  |  GOOD TIMES

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WHEN /

OCTOBER 8-8, 2022

WHERE /

Bryson City, NC

COVID 19 NOTICE /

The presence of the COVID-19 virus has caused us to evaluate much of what we do in our every-day lives in order to keep ourselves and those around us safe.  In light of the current situation, we have decided to continue to host the event.  We feel that since the event will be held outdoors, folks will have the opportunity to follow social distancing guidelines, thus making it safe for those who attend.  However, we recommend that you follow all of the guidelines set forth by the CDC, which includes wearing masks.  The organizers of this event will not be policing the safety measures taken by our attendees.  You will only be held accountable by your peers.  The Classic Hondas on the Dragon event is family friendly and to that end we want to make sure everyone takes every precaution in order to keep each other safe.

2021 saw the loss of a stalwart member of the Honda community to the virus.  Steve McCleskey from LHT Performance in Pinellas, Florida was a great friend to all who knew him, a huge Honda guy, and an unrelenting contributor to the community through his kind nature and willingness to help anyone.  To that end, we will be dedicating CHD6 to this good man.  Our condolences go out to his family and friends.  We wish that everyone remain safe and healthy.

ABOUT THE EVENT /

CHD (Classic Hondas on the Dragon) is an annual event held at the 'Tail of the Dragon', which is the fancy name for route US129 in western North Carolina and south eastern Tennessee.  It is a gathering of classic Honda enthusiasts who spend a weekend talking cars, taking pictures, making friends, and most importantly, driving the famous 318 turn road.  The location, if you haven't been there, is very mountainous, with beautifully paved roads and incredible views.  The largest town nearby is Bryson City, NC, the event's home base.  If you are going to stay in the area for the weekend, we suggest you look in and around town.  NOTE: Due to the pandemic, some of the establishments in the area have been closed so please call ahead to make sure your desired lodging location is available.

EVENT BACKGROUND /

Over the years, a small group of 80's Honda enthusiasts (specifically of the first generation CRX and third generation Civic) banded together, primarily through the RedPepperRacing forum, to exchange ideas and parts, as well as show of their builds.  Their collective passion for these fun and inexpensive cars triggered the creation of the Classic Hondas on the Dragon event.  

 

The brainchild of founder Stephen Dettman of the GENONE Blog, CHD began with a small group of enthusiasts from the southeast region of the United States, who enjoyed not only each other's cars and company, but fantastic fall weather, local cuisine, and the wonderful driving roads in and around western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee.  However small, the group enjoyed themselves very much, and after sharing their adventures on social media, word of the event spread quickly causing a dramatic increase in attendance for the following year's event, including 6 first generation CRX's.  The next year's event shared the same success bringing in even more classic Honda enthusiasts.  As we approach the event's seventh year, we are excited to see what is in store for this Honda-crazed community.  Even though this event was founded by enthusiasts of 80's Hondas, we love all classic Hondas and welcome anyone who owns and/or loves them.  We hope you decide to join this great group of folks and their beloved cars on some of the best driving roads in the United States.

SCHEDULE /

Day 1 - Saturday, October 8th

 

9:00AM

MEET AND GREET

WE WILL SPEND SOME TIME CHATTING, MAKING

FRIENDS AND CHECKING OUT EACH OTHER'S CARS

 

INGLES MARKETS GROCERY STORE

19/23 HUGHES BRANCH RD

BRYSON CITY, NC 28713

12:00PM

FONTANA DAM GATHERING

AFTER OUR MEET AND GREET, WE WILL TAKE

THE SCENIC ROUTE TO THE FONTANA DAM FOR

ADDITIONAL SOCIALIZING AND PICTURE TAKING.

FONTANA RESERVOIR - GROUP PAVILION

FONTANA DAM, NC 287333

(TOP OF THE DAM)

AFTERWARDS, WE WILL ALL HEAD TO THE TAIL OF

THE DRAGON AND ENJOY THE DRIVE

3:00PM

REGROUP AFTER TAIL RUNS

AFTER FOLKS HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO DRIVE THE

TAIL OF THE DRAGON A FEW TIMES, WE WILL GATHER

AGAIN ON THE TENNESSEE SIDE OF THE TAIL.  THERE

IS A LARGE GRAVEL PARKING LOT BETWEEN THE ROAD

(US 129/115) AND CHILHOWEE LAKE.  THIS IS WHERE

WE WILL MEET AND SHARE OUR EXPERIENCES

THE REST OF THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING IS YOURS

TO DO WHAT YOU LIKE...  SPLIT OFF INTO SMALLER GROUPS

TO DRIVE NEARBY ROADS, GO GRAB A MEAL, OR CONTINUE

TO TAME THE DRAGON.  ENJOY!

Day 2 - Sunday, October 9th

 

8:30AM

BREAKFAST

WE WILL GET THE DAY STARTED OFF WELL

WITH A GOOD MEAL AND THEN AFTER SHARING

STORIES, WE WILL HEAD BACK TO FONTANA DAM

MCDONALD'S

374 RODNEY ORR BYPASS

ROBBINSVILLE, NC 28771

11:00AM

MEET WITH LHT PERFORMANCE GROUP

WE WILL MEET BACK AT FONTANA DAM

TO JOIN THE GROUP FROM LHT PERFORMANCE

FONTANA RESERVOIR - GROUP PAVILION

FONTANA DAM, NC 287333

(TOP OF THE DAM)