Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Morehead, KY "Everyone likes Morehead"
Vehicle: 2006 SLK55 AMG Red with Black int. 31k mi.
Other Toys: C32 AMG, Harley Davidson FLH-FSE, Ducati 900M, MR2 Turbo, Anschutz M54 Super Match
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European Auto garage is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Cars & Coffee Poker Run to benefit Variety, The Children’s Charity of Eastern Tennessee. The Poker Run will immediately follow Cars and Coffee, Cruisin’ with Heart, April 6, 2019. The Poker Run will depart starting 10:30 from Cars & Coffee Cruisin’ with Heart and follow a 120-150 mile loop of East Tennessee's finest driving roads. Participants will be issued a scorecard at the registration table, and a route map upon exiting the paddock. Along the route there are five checkpoints, at each card will be drawn and noted on your scorecard - best hand wins! An award ceremony, dinner, and live music follow back at European Auto Garage.
This event is April 6th in Knoxville and their poker run route always traverses the Dragon. I have been on it many times and while the passengers can get seasick it is great fun. That is a Sat two weeks out. My wife and I have run it the last three years in a row. We usually stay in Pigeon Forge Friday night and do the poker run and then have dinner in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg on Sat night. Makes a nice weekend. Eitherway, if the dates work out I would like to join in.
P.S. there are lots of good roads within a daytrip distance of Gatlinburg/Dragon. Cherohala Skyway, Bluegrass Parkway, Rt19 South, Rt 28, etc. The Snake further East near Mountain City TN is a scenic road without the traffic and hoopla of the Dragon. But it is not the same. Rt 16 in VA is another.