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You'd have to check their site tail of the dragon. It's been constantly going on since whenever it started BUT there are many events so you'd need to check in advanced to make sure it's open for the day you head there.
 

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I believe a good bit of the people that scheduled and set up the Team Integra Dragon run have moved on from Integras and the forum. I think Steve had a huge part in setting that up, he may have done all of it actually. He sold his Integra, but he does still post on the forum from time to time. I believe he also took his new car to the Dragon last year maybe? I couldve sworn there is a Dragon 2018 thread somewhere.

I have been to the Dragon on my motorcycle years ago, i would love to take the car down. If there is a T-I Dragon run this year, i doubt I would be able to make it. But i would most definitely put it on my schedule for 2020. 2020 T-I Dragon Run has a nice ring to it lol.
 

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Yes there was one last year and still one this year

July 24-28. Fontana Village

It’s been light on the Tegs past few years (I had my Focus ST two years ago and my current Focus RS there last year), but still great friends
 

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It's well past being about the Integras at this point. There are still some of course. This year will be the first I don't take mine. Going more for comfort on the 12-1/2 hour drive. It's how I got the wife to come back.
 

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wow. i honestly did not think i would even get a response on here. but you all are right it is on their site team integra july 24th to july 28th. i just put in my request at work for the time off. now my next question is if anyone is going this year, would you like to [email protected] i am south of you and you probably have to pass me to the dragontail, if you would like to meet and cruise in a pack on the way down? also anyone interested in splitting the cost of a room, i just looked and they have lots of options up to 3 rooms and i would like to reserve a spot sooner than later.
 

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I wouldn't be against it. Where do you live? I'm in a cabin already but I think there's a cabin spot or two left open.
 

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Ahh man I was not planning on going (have a lot of new house work that we wanna get done) but seeing it on the calendar of events just hit the heart LOL


TheAlpha, are you taking the Teg?
 

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the date approaches quickly and although it seems like it will have a small turnout compared to years in the past, i am super excited about this
 

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the date approaches quickly and although it seems like it will have a small turnout compared to years in the past, i am super excited about this
Don't relate "activity on the site" with "who is going".

It'll still be about 20-30 people at some point
 

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I've also always wanted to run the Dragon in my Integra doubt I will be financially able to this year thou I found a road between here and Knoxville thou that is just as curvy. Lol I think it's hwy 30 has a spot with several back to back kiss your ass curves.
 

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It's a fun trip! I've never done it with the integra group, but I've gone up a couple times and it's always entertaining. I wish I had seen this earlier, I might have gone.
 

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remember this time frame for next year. It's always about the same.
 

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There are some names of people that are coming that I don't recognize, so let me share some info about next week's event:


General notes:

- RULE #1: DO NOT drive in the crazy areas of the Dragon all by yourself with no other cars with you. If something happens, you are at the mercy of people in the area which could be few and far between. I could tell you hours upon hours of horror stories of people getting absolutely f--cked because something happened to the car and no one else was around. You cannot depend on cell service!!!!

- RULE #2: See rule #1

- Timeframe: Weds-Sun, although some get there before and leave after, everyone's vacation is different!

- Facebook event: search for "Dragons Running 2019"

- Main goal: As always, get "tony-buncha-numbers" (official username: tony4311) hammered, I've found that moonshine works well for this task. With that you get hours of entertainment: spilled coolers, inventive uses of chairs as umbrellas, warnings at full volume at 2am telling everyone to shut up, all good times! He's the best and he's been part of this website since it's beginning in 2000.

- Location: Fontana Village (website / map of property)
300 Woods Road
Fontana Dam, NC 28733
GPS: 35.4364112 -83.822342
(828) 498-2211
(800) 849-2258
Registration desk is located in "The Lodge" in the top left of the property. If you are sharing with someone else, make sure everyone's name is on the room/cabin as well so they can get in if they arrive at a different time. Nothing is worse than showing up and not having a way to unload your stuff, it's better to contact Fontana ahead of time and get those names on there before you arrive.

- Cabins I know of with TI People (see map above): 422, 424, 425, 427, 429, 433. There are other members in other cabins across the property. Thinking of who I know is going to be there, half or less will be there in an Integra.

- There is a gas station on site as well as general store, ice cream store, laundry, and a few restaurants

- Communication: 2 way GRMS radio channel: #7

- Cell phone service: more than likely not, you're deep in the mountains

- WiFi password in years' past on property SSIDs: "inthewoods". I cannot stress enough: do not show up at Fontana expecting good internet service. Double check password while checking in.

- If you need me (Stephen), I'll be in cabin 422 (closest cabin to the putt putt golf and car wash station for reference), and have a white Focus RS. I usually have a radio on me, if not i'lll definitely be around someone with one.

- You'll also see a fair amount of CRZ's there as well, they are headed up by a former TI member, although he no longer has an Integra or CRZ but rather some other brand of electric car that has a "3" in the model name


Stuff to Do

- This Google Map is years in the making: link to said map. Shopping, gas, places to eat, yada yada


"Schedule" (i use this term likely, it's more a "very very rough outline"):

- Wednesday: usually not a lot planned per se as it is arrival day/night. I'd *guess* that cabin 424 is where people will be hanging out at as it has a decent size porch.
- Wednesday night: night runs on the Dragon and then hanging out

- Thursday: Route (counter-clockwise): https://goo.gl/maps/kgBngx9G36aGqyZGA, Visting Clingman's Dome and Gatlinburg SkyBridge coming home through some great roads leading to Foothill Parkway and the Dragon
- Thursday night: night runs on the Dragon and then hanging out

- Friday morning: meeting at Foothills Parkway Look rock parking lot at 8am (this parking lot): then drive big loop of Happy Valley and Cherohala Skyway
- Friday afternoon: inner tubing (this is a BLAST)
- Friday night: night runs on the Dragon and then shenanigans

- Saturday: Bryson City (Road to Nowhere, etc)
- Saturday night: night runs on the Dragon and then hanging out

Sorry about the vaugeness as it's still being discussed (in Facebook event), things under consideration, but I stress again, this is your vacation, do-whatchu-like
- Inner tubing down the Cherokee river, with beverages
- Renting pontoon boat on Fontana lake
- Trip(s) into Bryson City (always a staple!)
- Gatlinburg
- Lunch in Telico Falls

There is SO much to do in the area, things done in past years:
- Day train through the area
- Zip lining at "NOC" (Nantahala Outdoor Center)
- Checking out Franklin, NC
- Pigeon Forge

I could go on and on... this will be my 14th or 15th year in a row, a good handful others have been there just as much with many others having been there at least 10 years. This event is a well-oiled machine without too much planning outside of accommodations, and the current turnout is 25% of what it used to be, making things so much easier.


What you are getting into:

"THERE GOES YOUR DEPOSIT! I'M GLAD IT'S NOT MY CABIN." - Tony4311
"the beers will keep the other beer cold" - Kablookie
"We're off to make some bad decisions" - Flyinghighteg
"So you're telling me I have to be home before Monday tomorrow?" (said on Saturday) - Little Steve
"You are quite white" - Ami
"If someone doesn't like moist you just throw it in and make them take it" - Hax
"I'm gonna take a picture of my left nut" - Ricky (he was drinking a beer)
"GUYS! SHUT UP! WE'RE GETTING A NOISE COMPLAINT!" - Tony #'s


 
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