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4th Annual CR-Z Dragon Meet

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I will update this thread in the coming months with new info, stay tuned!

It's that time again folks, time to get ready for the annual dragon meet. Last year we had a total of 28 CR-Z's show up and even one all the way from Canada! 2016 will be the biggest year so if you have missed the prior 3 years, please don't miss this one!

Recap threads from previous years:

Where: US 129/The Dragon/Deals Gap

When: July 22nd - July 25th 2016.

Lodging: Fontana Dam Village Resort. I have 5 cabins and 5 lodge rooms reserved for a special group rate. When those cabins/rooms become available to me (A few months prior to the meet usually) I will notify everyone.

Also there is ZERO cell reception within 10-20 miles of the resort. The lodge has free WIFI and minor cell phone service for people with verizon. That in mind please have a walkie talkie so all of us can keep in contact. We will be on channel 8 subchannel 1 like last year.

Attendee List:

1. Carzee
2. HondaHolly + 1
3. Cryoz
4. Sttrice
5. Numberoneoppa
6. Ejohnson95
7. Emjay
8. Cincrz
9. Bzrollin
10. Alan bunch of numbers + 1
11. Hellionz + 1
12. B-rad + 1
13. Item9 + 1
14. Maryland-Z
15. Litz
16. Coldglow
17. Ingen
18. Lore97
19. Shawnfrontier
20. ShortstackLOL
21. Lytsu
22. Romiata
23. mixinsight
24. Realtallshorty
25. Peeweeman91 + 1
26. Spicciani
27. Phy
28. Meatguy87 + 1
29. Retrozelda
30. Armanduhx3
31. Dezigner
32. Jboyy +1
33. Tpj147
34. Falconzord
35. Scrz + 1

Current cabin lodging list:



Arrival day for most people. Check in for the rooms/cabins are 4PM. We will get settled into the cabins, have some dinner and chit chat. Bonfire later on at night and beer exchange. Please bring a 6 pack (or more) of some local beers where you live and we will throw them in a cooler and try some new beers


Group Photo at the bottom of the dam. Be there no later than 9:30 please. Photo shoot will be at 10am but we will need time to set up.

Bonfire at night


We will do a big scenic group drive through the skyway/cherahola mtns. This trip will take around 3-4 hours.

Well do a movie night by the cabins. We will have a projector and a bunch of movies.


Early morning dragon run for those who want to participate. Pack up and check out by 11am

About the Where:
The Dragon is a stretch of Hwy 129 going through the great smokey mountains of NC and TN. Its a very popular twisty road for motorcycles and car clubs to drive through. People from all over the world come here every year to drive these roads and I've heard there aren't many roads that can compare to US129. All of you who take a lot of pics will especially love it because they're professional photographers on a majority of the twisty turns taking pictures. I've been going to the dragon for the last 6 years and always have a blast every time I go.

About the Lodging:
I've stayed at Fontana dam village the last 6 years and its a very nice place. They have lots of fun recreational things to do (Hiking, Disc Golf, Putt Putt, Lazy River). They have a bunch of different cabins and lodge rooms. If you want your own privacy you can get a Lodge room from around $99 and up and if you don't mind staying with a few others then Cabins are generally $179 and up.

I encourage anyone and everyone who loves to drive, young/old, girl/guy, whoever to make it out this year. We had a very diverse crowd in 2015, so everyone and anyone is welcome to join this year.
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Almost certainly in.

Shopping for a new job, atm. Puts a lot of things up in the air.

I'm sure Bryan will drag you south.
The Z will be remaining NA as it is the daily and not looking into doing anything beyond wheels/tires, exhaust and likely HPD suspension (factory equipped suspension is WAY too soft) at most. In addition to that, there is currently no known tuning solutions for the 2016 MY.

And while I wouldn't mind bringing the Z to this event I've learned that after driving a 2014 loaner CR-Z from Houston to Dallas (and back) along with playing Ingress in my 2016... Being in these cars for more than 3 to 4 hour stints really does a number on my shoulder, lower back and knees after a BMX accident a while back.

Again... nothing is set in stone yet only time will tell for now.

K Tuner should be available for tuning for your 2016.
What walkie talkie will ya'll be using?

Any decent radio will work. I've got Motorola. Don't go nuts on one if you will only use it for dragon. I think I spent like $50 on two of them. Range is limited because of the mountains and thick woods.
And spending more won't make you hear anybody better and won't make others hear you better.
$50 or less for a pair is what I would recommend.
Please anyone who is on the fence about coming to this. PLEASE come. It's such a good time.
It's hard to describe how fun it is. Once you go one year you'll be able to understand.
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Sorry everyone, I will not be able to make it out this year. A bigger more important event just popped up.

No such thing.
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I know this is a bit last minute.. but anyone leaving from the NH / Boston / VT area and heading down?

Any rooms / spaces left? I'm always last minute to jump on things.. but this is sounding like more and more fun! I'm also willing to camp between tree's using a hammock tent if possible to keep cost down.

Let me know whats good!!

BZrollin comes from Boston.
I'm booking my room now, so is it from Thursday to Sunday? Or Friday to Monday? Not sure if I'll be able to be there Monday

Friday night-Sunday night
Awesome thanks man. Got my room reserved! Apparently it comes with a kitchen and stuff lol.. So psyched! Anyone coming from my way?

I'm not exactly sure what route you take but the creator of this event comes from St. Louis area.
Your airbag got done today, or your Dragon run got done today, or your $10 for food payment got done today, or your CRZ got done and ready/prepped for the Dragon today>:)?

I needs to know what you got done today, CinZeeeee!:wink2:

Airbag. I actually posted that reply before the app had refreshed all those other responses. Lol
Great! No scratches, horn works, and no shrapnel at detonation?

Picking it up tomorrow evening. We'll see. Lol.
Just a heads up for 1st time attendees, Robbinsville, the nearest town, is dry. There is a small selection of beer at the gas station outside of the resort but it's pretty expensive. I made the mistake of thinking I could grab a 30 rack when I arrived, but that wasn't the case.

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