Where do the rallies start?
  • RS Xperience rallies start and end in Robbinsville, NC.
  • Further details including meeting location and itinerary will be sent after registration.
What would I be paying for?

It’s a good question! The following is included in your registration fee:

  • A high-performance driving specialist at the helm.
  • Professional, performance driving tips.
  • 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.
  • Professional photography.
  • Discounted accommodations (to be paid directly to the lodge)
  • Meals: 3 breakfast, 2 lunches and 3 dinners (including Thursday welcome dinner). All drinks.
  • Enthusiasm, passion and knowledge: spearheaded by self-driving specialist, Andy has participated in high-performance driving for over a decade and covered nearly 20,000 miles of driving in The Great Smoky Mountains, alone.
  • Branded shirt.
  • 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.
  • One on one, in-car coaching is available at an additional cost at checkout. Spaces are limited, on a first come first served basis.
What does typical rally itinerary look like?

Check in at the host lodge is on Thursday’s at 4:00pm and check out is on Sunday at 10:00am. There are optional drives on Thursday before check-in and again on Sunday after check out. Inquire before your scheduled rally for details.

Our drives are on Fridays and Saturdays. We plan to be on the road no later than 9:30am each day; the sooner the better. We will arrive back to the host lodge by 5:30pm. We have planned fuel stops, lunch and photo opportunities. So 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! There are included happy hours and group dinners on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Before our first drive, Andy briefly shares car control techniques and rules of the road. All our drives are lead/follow with Andy in the lead. Walkie talkies are provided to each car.

We give you the option for in-car coaching, from seasoned instructors, on either Thursday afternoon or Sunday morning (based on availability and at an additional cost). This option is presented at checkout.


What are the other guests like?

The short answer is like-minded, sports car enthusiasts, much like you!

Our events include a balance between individuals, couples and pairs – could be your partner, friend or family member – with a passion for unpretentious, adventure-fueled driving experiences.

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).

How many other people will there be on the drive?

It’s worth remembering that these events are about getting the most out of your sports car, learning specialized driving techniques and creating camaraderie, so we always limit participation to a maximum of 20 cars.

What insurance do I need to have?

Although we implement stringent safety procedures to mitigate risk – such as inter-vehicle communication, a convoy system and avoiding built up areas – each driver is responsible for their own vehicle insurance, vehicle checks, AAA and/or vehicle manufacturer roadside assistance.

How should I prepare my vehicle for the rally?

We recommend you get a pre-event vehicle inspection (similar to a track inspection), that inspects your tires, brake pads, brake fluid boiling temperature. Your brakes will get used quite a bit and the fluid will get hot. Whether or not racing brake fluid is needed should be based on your manufacturers recommendation. We highly recommend it – taking a two day mountain driving event of approximately 500 miles into account.

How do I book?

To sign up to an event, click on the Book Now button to make full payment. Please select your ticket type (single or double).

On payment, an account is automatically created and an email is sent to confirm the account has been set up.

Within the ‘My Account’ there is a section to complete the necessary waivers for the event which need to be completed before the event starts.

What should I pack – other than my clothes?
  • Driver’s license
  • Cash
  • Credit cards
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Brimmed hat or baseball cap
  • Any preferred cleaning supplies

And don’t forget to dress for the season.

Should I bring motion sickness tablets even if we’ve never suffered from it before?

It’s not uncommon for drivers who don’t normally suffer from motion sickness, to become more susceptible to it on the mountain roads. So, we’d suggest bringing an anti-nausea medication as a preventative measure, regardless. But, please validate it with your doctor first!

What’s the weather like in the mountains?

The short answer is, very changeable! Bring an outfit for every eventuality.

We’ve put together a little list of extra’s for you:

  • Rain jacket
  • Windbreaker
  • Sweater
  • Umbrella

We drive (rain or shine) but naturally if the weather becomes dangerous, we reserve the right to cancel the day – to be fair, that doesn’t happen often!

Is there mobile phone reception in the mountains?

The mobile phone service in the mountains tends to be intermittent, so we carry a satellite phone. Mobile service is better with Verizon than AT&T.

In addition, each car is provided with a two-way radio system – enabling inter-car communication and changes such as traffic, obstacles, low fuel or rest stops. But besides the logistics and safety they are an endless source of entertaining banter!

What cars are included in your events?

Our rallies are open to owners of sports and performance cars. Examples of cars that have attended include: Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Lamborghini, McLaren, Audi, Corvette, Camaro and Mustang to name a few. Our events are geared towards drivers who live to drive and want to enhance their driving skills.

What are your payment options and terms?

1. What are the payment options for your driving adventures?

We may offer two payment options for our driving adventures:

  • Deposit Option: When available, customers may elect to make a deposit of 50% of the total event cost. This deposit is refundable if the reservation is canceled within 60 days of the event start date. To cancel, please send an email to events@rsxperience.com. A balance due email will be sent approximately 60 days prior to the start of the event for the remaining amount owed.
  • Full Payment: When required, customers will make full payment at time of booking. This option is also available when the deposit option is present if you choose to pay for the event in full at the time of booking.

For events without a deposit option:

  • A non-refundable payment is due at the time of booking.

2. What happens if I cancel my reservation within 28 days of the rally start date?

Changes or cancellations made within 28 days of the rally start date are eligible to be transferred to a future rally within 6 months. Additional costs may apply.

3. What if I’m unable to attend the event?

A no-show for any reason forfeits the full event amount. Refunds will not be issued for no-shows due to weather or transport problems.

4. Are bookings purchased through special offers refundable?

All bookings purchased through special offers are non-refundable.

5. What if RS Xperience has to cancel the event?

If RS Xperience has to cancel the event, we are happy to transfer your booking to a future event within 12 months or refund you the full amount paid. We run our events come rain or shine.

6. Who is responsible for cancellation fees for rooms not booked by RS Xperience?

RS Xperience is not responsible for any cancellation fees for rooms not booked by RS Xperience.

7. How can I contact you regarding payment or cancellation inquiries?

For any payment-related inquiries or to cancel your reservation, please send an email to events@rsxperience.com. Our team will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.