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Mickey Richaud
03-17-2008, 01:43 PM
May 9-11 - "Springtime in the Smokies"

https://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/blountbc/events.htm

Anyone going?

DART
03-17-2008, 05:33 PM
Mickey- wish we could. Then they could list SP's among the "rare & strange" that have shown up. Really want to make a southern run off the interstates just to see the scenery. Enjoy the show.

mrtvr
03-19-2008, 05:59 PM
Yes, I'll be there along with a few other of the TVR faithful. I haven't been before but have heard a lot of good things about it so I'm bringing my soon-to-be newly completed "barn find" TVR and look forward to driving the "Tail of the Dragon".

Marshall

Mickey Richaud
03-19-2008, 06:08 PM
Excellent! It's not a big show, but you can't beat the location!

I look forward to meeting you and seeing the TVR!

Mickey

mrtvr
03-20-2008, 04:55 AM
Thanks, see you there.

Marshall

xbimmer
04-03-2008, 07:30 PM
Am thinking about bringing my '59 Bugeye to the show. Am comming out of Greennwood, SC....anyone else making the trip. I'm assuming up I-26 to I-40 into Tenn....or go 441 through Cherokee and come in through Cades Cove? Any suggestions?

Mickey Richaud
04-04-2008, 05:36 PM
Hey -

Hope to see you there. Backroads trip sounds great to me! Cherokee and Cades Cove are very nice.

Mickey

Whitephrog
04-05-2008, 09:10 AM
<span style="font-style: italic">"Am thinking about bringing my '59 Bugeye to the show. Am comming out of Greennwood, SC....anyone else making the trip. I'm assuming up I-26 to I-40 into Tenn....or go 441 through Cherokee and come in through Cades Cove? Any suggestions?"</span>

Depends on if you are driving or hauling the Bugeye. If you are driving, go through Cherokee.

xbimmer
04-06-2008, 07:51 PM
I'll be hauling it on my open trailer. Guess I bring it through the gorge down I-40....however I've made the swithback drive from Cherokee in a car but not with a trailer. Which way is closer from Asheville? Is there registration I need to do? Where does one stay while there?

Whitephrog
04-07-2008, 05:52 AM
Thru Cherokee is closer but maybe not quicker. Lot's of places to stay in Townsend including the show site at the Tally Ho Inn. Here's the link to the show regarding registration, etc.

https://www.blountbritishcars.org/gathering.htm

Mickey Richaud
05-11-2008, 08:55 AM
Thanks to the organizers of the show - nice effort, and a great turnout, even though the weather was "iffy". No pictures this time. :frown:

Janet and I drove the TR8 over early Friday morning and returned last night. The car did great for the 250 mile (each way) trip. Had a bit of "fluttering" on the way home, just as we were leaving Townsend, but it cleared up and the car ran great. Checked the mileage, and was pleasantly surprised - 27 mpg while running around 70!

Tinkerman
05-12-2008, 03:55 PM
Great show, Mickey forgot to mention that He took First Place with his TR8, a great car. I was there with a Works in Progress display, heh. A finished Door, a rechromed valve cover and a bunch of pictures, had a blast. Met many fine people. 142 cars, 7 TR3's 4 TR4's a bunch of 6,s, and some spits. Curt Curtis was there with his TR3, and a 10' X 10' awning which was WONDERFUL that afternoon.

Sure got the juices flowing again.

Hope more of you can make it next year, very pretty area and a fine setting for LBC's

Tinkerman

mrtvr
05-14-2008, 02:32 AM
Yes, it was a very nice event. Beautiful location with some great driving roads. It was nice to get my TVR out for a nice drive after the show. I'm just glad the rains didn't come during the day and only at night.
I'll be back for sure next year!
Marshall