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Take the Long Way Round

Classic Cars • Mountain roads


Enjoy North Carolina's Best Mountain Roads

How would you like to drive your classic sports car the way you’ve always wished you could? We’re talking about curvy roads, breathtaking scenery, and a team of support staff at the ready should anything go wrong. 

The only thing that could make a trip like this any better, is to do it with a small group of interesting, like-minded enthusiasts and their amazing cars. 

Join hosts Tim and Margie Suddard, owners of Classic Motorsports magazine, on a journey of spectacular roads and beautiful scenery in and around Highlands, North Carolina. Think of this hub tour as a summer camp for classic car enthusiasts! 

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June 10-14, 2018


The quaint mountain town of Highlands, North Carolina, will be our home base for the tour. 


Starting at $6495
(Double occupancy and all lodging, meals and attractions included.)

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Event Itinerary

Day 1: Sunday, June 10, 2018
After registration we’ll all meet for a welcome dinner at Hall's Chophouse in Greenville, South Carolina, one of the South’s most charming cities. Then we’ll overnight in downtown Greenville.

Day 2: Monday, June 11, 2018
Our group will spend the morning with the BMW warehouse collection and sneak into the Zentrum, BMW's beautifully renovated museum. After a stop along the way at a private Ferrari collection, we’ll continue our trek up to our exclusive basecamp before dining together in the evening.

Day 3: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
After breakfast we’ll make a quick trip through the Nantahala National Forest on our way to Bryson City to catch a steam locomotive. Upon our return to the station, we’ll head back to Highlands for a cocktail reception and dinner.

Day 4: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
We’ll travel through the Nantahala National Forest and then the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on our way to lunch in Townsend, Tennessee. After our meal we’ll drive the famous Tail of the Dragon, a stretch of road that packs 318 curves into just 11 miles! We’ll also take a beautiful drive along parts of the Nantahala River and see the Fontana Dam on our way back to Highlands for dinner.

Day 5: Thursday, June 14, 2018
We’ll bid Highlands goodbye as we head back to Greenville, South Carolina, for some fun at the BMW Performance Center and a tour of the BMW CCA Foundation archives. Our final overnight stop is the Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville Downtown RiverPlace, which is just steps away from the restaurant where we’ll enjoy our farewell dinner.

Heard From Past Smoky Mountain Tour Attendees:

First class all the way!
A great deal; more than expected extras: room tips; little gifts every day; house tour; BMW Performance Center ride, etc.
Please let us know where and when next year’s event will happen. You folks did great!
Enjoyed every minute.
Great routes!
Fabulous roads! Best part of trip.
Great non-car activities.
Thank you for all of your hard work.
Would be willing to pay more...
Food was fantastic.
REALLY nice accommo-dations, well done.
Wow! What Fun! Driving through rural farms; deep woods; high-end housing; interesting views.
Nice group of people all around!
EVERYONE should be called out for a great performance. Always there when we needed them, always gone when we didn’t.
This is/will be one of my more memorable vacations.
Absolutely beautiful accommo-dations.