MINIs on the Dragon
May 3 - May 7
Traveling to Graham County for MINI’s on the Dragon?
Be sure to stop by the Tapoco River Grill for the very best riverside dining experience in the Smokies!
What Is “MINIs on Dragon”?
Check out this answer from the founder . . .
That’s the first question I had. Well, I’ve learned that the “MINIs on the Dragon” is many things to many people. For me, it’s kinda like a concert. Sure if I want to listen to my favorite group I’ll choose an acoustically designed room with a great stereo system. But if that group comes to concert, I’m there, not because of the quality of the music, but for the atmosphere and camaraderie. The event itself now takes on more meaning than the music.
Yes, the MOTD started out as an get together to drive 11-mile stretch of road with 318 curves aka the Dragon. That in itself is more than enough reason to travel to the breath taking mountains of North Carolina. But in the first weekend of May each year, it has evolved into much more than that. Just like our beloved MINI’s have evolved into more than just a car to us. So you take the 11-mile stretch of road, then you toss in the mountains, country roads and waterfalls. Now add 600 to 1000 fellow MINIacs and it takes on a whole new meaning. Wake up each morning and see hundreds of Mini’s each day, attend dinners and events, go on group drives, or just gather and drool over each other’s mods. Get a chance to put a face to a screen name, see some old friends and make some new ones.