What's included?

Timeline

Day 1 - 210 miles

Highlights:

  • Fontana Dam
  • Hellbender
  • Tail of the Dragon
  • Foothills Parkway
  • Cherohala Skyway

Day 2 - 230 miles

Highlights:

  • Forest Heritage Scenic Byway
  • Brevard, North Carolina
  • Hidden gems
  • Eastern Continental Divide
  • Serpentine Roads

Day 3 - 250 miles

Highlights:

  • North GA Mountains
  • Wolf Pen Gap
  • Brasstown Bald
  • Helen, GA
  • Famed Wayah Road
Testimonials

“By far, far exceeded my expectations.

It was just all about the cars and all about the experience and the camaraderie just far exceeded what I thought it was going to be. Awesome.”

Harvey S
Harvey S
Rally Participant - Lake View Rally

“I learned a lot. I’m leaving with a tremendous amount more confidence in driving.

I wanted also to meet people and find people with common interests and I think the times at lunch, breakfast and dinner were great. Everything I was looking for. It was the experience of meeting all the guys – and they’re all very different, but everybody has the same common love of cars and driving. Being able to do the drives and to gain confidence, I feel, like a skill that I didn’t have.”

Steve
Steve
Rally Participant - Forest Fling Rally

“Not only does Andy lay out the routes he personally drives the new routes before releasing them to participants. I don’t think you will find a more passionate person about driving in the Smokies or track events.

This is my sixth year participating in driving with groups in the Smokies. Andy has laid out the routes for every event I’ve had the pleasure to experience. I’ve also been fortunate to be in Andy’s group on every trip. Big thumbs up to Andy!”

Alan C
Alan C
Rally Participant - Lake View Rally

“We had an awesome time at the Rally! Very well run event. It certainly exceeded my expectations. I plan to attend another event in the future. The driving and the roads chosen were for me the best part followed closely by the camaraderie of the group and the good time hanging out swapping stories.”

 

Craig P
Craig P
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.