In September of 2012 we will reprise the 2008 Carolinas rally. The start/end point will be in Charlotte area. In 2008, the favorite stop on the trip was the Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore is an amazing experience. The 250 room chateau is surrounded by gardens designed by Frederik Law Olstead and situated on 8000 breathtaking acres in the Great Smokey Mountains.
It is the largest private home ever built in the USA and is considered the best house tour in the country. Since our last visit the estate has added Antler Hill Village, shops and exhibits, adjacent to the winery. We will also tour the Dennis Carpenter factory. Dennis Carpenter manufactures Ford restoration parts. The C. Grier Beam Truck Museum has great exhibits tracing the fascinating history of Carolina Trucking, and all the trucks are the right color, red.
We will travel the beautifully scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. We received a call from the curator of Wheels Through Time motorcycle museum in Maggie Valley. He heard that Freedom Road was returning to the Carolina’s and wanted us to know that they would be delighted to see us again.
Of course, there will be NASCAR stops too, including Memory Lane and Hendricks Motorsports. On Thursday the 13th we will enjoy a victory dinner. This is one of the finest areas of the country to tour and we’re looking forward to going back there and showing this great area to folks who didn’t get to go with us in 2008. *