What's included?

Timeline

Day 1 - 172 miles

Highlights:

  • Cherohala Skyway
  • Tail of the Dragon
  • Fontana Dam
  • Hidden Gems

Day 2 - 204 miles

Highlights:

  • Richard B Russell Scenic Highway
  • Brasstown Bald
  • Highlands
  • Moonshiner 28
Testimonials

“Colby and I had a blast and we talked (bragged) about it for days to friends and family. The drive and experience was amazing and you did a fantastic job hosting the event and everyone made us feel very welcome into the group.

Getting the opportunity to exercise the RS5 on a guided road trip was the perfect opportunity for us to get to know the car. I’ve never owned a beast quite like it and haven’t felt comfortable really testing it on our local roads. I may sprint from here-to-there on occasion, but the other drivers out here make me nervous. You can expect us to join again. We’re looking forward to hopefully seeing some of the same guys and meeting new people on the next trip.”

Jack
Jack D
Rally Participant - Lake View Rally 2022

“I think a wide variety of people would enjoy this. Not only do you get a great driving experience, you’ve got great scenery, we stay in great places, we got great camaraderie. It’s for almost everybody in all walks of life, anybody who enjoys cars, anybody who wants to drive. Anybody who wants to improve their skills. And I think driving on the roads is different than driving on a circuit. To me you appeal to almost anybody who enjoys cars, who enjoys driving, and likes being out in the mountains there.”

Harvey S 2
Harvey
Rally Participant - Lake View Rally

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I come alone, or bring a partner?

Absolutely!  Typically, our events are made up of 1/4 couples and 3/4 singles. And by couples we mean spouse, partner, friend or child (over 16 years of age please). Just no pets please (yes, people have been known to ask).

If your partner is not a driving enthusiast and would like to remain at the lodge, we provide an activities list in your room upon arrival which includes details of walking, hiking and enjoying the facilities.

What would I be paying for?

It’s a good question!

  • A high-performance driving specialist at the helm
  • Professional, performance driving tips
  • Pre-visited and personally selected accommodation: We never rely on reviews – instead, we stay at every lodge we recommend and pre-determine service levels, parking, food quality and cleanliness
  • Undiscovered vantage points
  • Video footage
  • Welcome reception and open bar
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Extensively researched route planning: We know The Smoky Mountains like the back of our hands! And, all our routes are pre-planned to the mile – from surveying the road quality to assessing congestion and scoping scenery for photographic opportunities
  • Enthusiasm, passion and knowledge: Spearheaded by self-driving specialist, Andy has participated in high-performance driving for over a decade and covered 10,000 miles of driving in The Great Smoky Mountains, alone.
  • Branded welcome kit
  • Camaraderie: Our events are as much about a specialized driving experience as they are the people. And, the friendships developed are often lasting so share your passion with like-minded sports car enthusiasts
What does a day of driving with RS Xperience look like?

We always kick-off with an early breakfast to fuel a full-day’s driving, starting at 9am and returning to the lodge around 5pm. By full we mean seven hours on the road. By design, you shouldn’t do more than eight, and by the time we’ve included fuel stops, lunch breaks and photo bombs, you’re looking at about five to six hours actual driving time. Any more than that, we’d be on our knees and thirsty for a cold one!

Before we drive, we briefly cover car control techniques and rules of the road. All our drives are lead/follow with Andy in the lead.