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Rock the Dragon 2018 (RtD2018) May 10-13, 2018

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Rock the Dragon 2018 - THE Premiere S2000 Spring Event

It’s time to kick off the Spring season right and Rock the Dragon, May 10th-13th at Fontana Village Resort! Come spend some time in the Great Smoky mountains and experience thrilling roads, wonderful sights, and a big, warm S2000 family. Gain a newfound respect for the car while making unforgettable memories with some great characters.

When: May-10th, 2018

Where: Fontana Village Resort

Make your reservations by calling Fontana Village at 800-849-2258 and ask for the Group Discount "Rock the Dragon".  The link below provides additional information on Fontana Village, including accommodation descriptions, maps and directions.  Fontana offers lodge rooms, cabins and campground facilities. 

Link to Fontana Village


Rock the Dragon 2018 (RtD2018), THE annual Spring S2000 event at the Dragon!  Located in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains of NC/TN, this is THE premiere S2000 event!  Great driving on 318 curves in 11 miles and plenty of opportunity to hang out with other S2000 enthusiasts.

RtD2018 starts May 10 (Thursday) and ends on May 13th (Sunday). A tentative itinerary is included below (a complete detailed itinerary will be emailed to you before the event. Please be sure and print it and bring it with you).  Be sure to check the Dragon Events forums on  for drives and events organized by other members (which may not be included on the itinerary). Don’t forget to sign up for the other events you are interested in early; most drives are limited to a maximum number of cars.


Includes: The Friday night picnic, the banquet Saturday, event magnet, lanyard with name tag (which is your ticket to admission for all events), applicable PayPal/Google Checkout Fees, and admission to all event activities.  Does not include Eventbrite fees. 


Includes: The Friday night picnic, the Banquet on Saturday, lanyard with name tag, applicable PayPal/Google Checkout Fees, and admission to all event activities.  Does not include Eventbrite fees.

Please note: Registration closes April 30, 2018.  There will be no registration or t-shirt orders after that date.  If you wish to register or order t-shirts, do so before April 30.

MEN'S AND LADIES EVENT T-SHIRT - $20 each - Available separately. You can order when you register.

TENTATIVE ITINERARY (all events subject to change due to whim, weather or circumstance) Be sure you print a copy of the official RtD2018 itinerary which you will receive via email. There will not be copies at Fontana

Thursday, May 10 – Meet the OKI Group and Dinner - Organizer; Ken (kgf3076) For the early arrivers:  Meet the Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana (OKI) group in Maryville, followed by a group dinner at The Park Grill.  A somewhat spirited drive across the Dragon and the Parkway to meet the OKI group.  Afterwards we'll head in a group to Gatlinburg and dinner at Park Grill. After dinner, we'll drive the Parkway as a big group.  At the end of the Parkway, we'll split into a Spirited and a Newbie group and then do a twilight drive across the Dragon. Meet at the General Store at 1:15 pm. Departure at 1:30 pm. 

 Friday, May 11 - The official start of RtD2018.  Check the whiteboard in the lobby to see who has arrived and where they're staying.  There will be lots of Dragon driving, catching up and renewing friendships. Check the itinerary for organized drives, or for something different, explore the other great roads in the area for more driving adventures.  

The Newbie Drive 

You can pick up your RtD2018 packet early Friday morning and take part in the "Newbie Orientation". Check the itinerary for exact time and meeting location.

If this is your first Dragon event, you are encouraged to join in, meet other first timers and pick up tips on driving the Dragon. Meet at the General Store at 8:00 am for a drivers orientation.  Depart at 8:15 am.  

Friday's are for Franklin - Organizer: Ken (kgf3076)

Drive Rt 28 to Franklin, NC to lunch at the TBD.  There will be a number of different drives for every skill level.   If you're a first timer (or new to Rt 28), please select the moderate paced drive.  After lunch, there will be organized drives to various places in the vicinity.  Line up at the General Store and be prepared to leave in your drive group starting at 10:45  

Friday Night Picnic 

Friday night is the picnic on the ball field. Park your car under the lights and mingle with the other attendees. You can pick up your RtD2018 packet. The RtD2018 packet includes your event credentials which are required as they give you admission to all activities. Come early to renew old friendships and make new ones. 

Saturday, May 12 - DRAGON GROUP DRIVE

The "official" DAY of RtD2018. Line up in front of the ball field. Group Dragon driving is on the agenda and you'll have an opportunity for a group photo at the paved lot at the end of the roll out. Make sure you sign up for one of the many organized drives leaving after the group drives.on the great roads surrounding the Dragon. If you choose not to go on any of the drives, feel free to continue driving the Dragon, explore the area on your own or relax at the lodge.

The Saturday Night Dinner

The RtD2018 Saturday Night Dinner will be served in the Rec Hall next to the Wildwood Grill. We'll enjoy dinner with a recap of the event and videos and pictures from the weekend. 

Bourbon Tasting - After the Saturday Dinner - Organizer: Mike (lovetodrive2000)

Meet in the Lodge lobby after the Saturday Dinner for an evening of great conversation, convivial companionship and a chance to sample a number of fine adult beverages.  Bring something to share.

Sunday, May 13 - Say goodbye to your old friends and the new S2000 friends you've made over the weekend. If you have the time, Sunday is a great day for Dragon driving, but most people will be leaving for home.  Don't forget to make plans for Dragon Fall Run 2018. We hope to see you then.

We look forward to seeing you at RtD2018!

(Rock the Dragon 2018, RtD2018 (c) are copyrighted byThe Double Dragon Group, LLC 2012-2018 and used with permission)


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Fontana Village Resort
300 Woods Road
Fontana Dam, NC 28733


Double Dragon Group, LLC

Sponsors of Dragon events at Back of The Dragon in Marion, VA and at Tail of the Dragon at Fontana, NC, Spring Fling and The Gettysburg Get Together. the Double Dragon Group, LLC welcomes you to Rock the Dragon, the DragonFall Run, Spring Fling and The Gettysburg Get Together. We hope you enjoy these events as much as we enjoy putting them on. 

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