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1. IggysMom....Kristen, Mark & Devaney....Beetle Juice- 2002 Turbo S....Ridge Top....Lutz, FL
2. Belinda Bierwirh....Belinda & Marley....Cream Puff- 2019 Final Edition Beetle....Ridge Top....Roswell, NM
3. Machausta....Jeremiah & Becky....Biest- 2016 Classic Beetle....Scenic View....Kingsport, TN
4. Red Turbo 03....Kevin & Jenny....Sonic- 2016 Heritage Beetle....Ridge Top....Perrysburg, OH
5. FreakyBeetle....Jai, Holly,Jet & Jacobi....Moonraker- 2012 Turbo Beetle....Ridge Top....Calhoun, GA
6. warren....Warren & Simone....Mocha- 2006 Convertible Beetle....Ridge Top....Williamsburg, VA
7. Howie....Howie....GaSeR- 2014 GSR Beetle....Scenic View....Crystal Beach, Ontario, Canada
8. #PinkBeetle....Mendi & Steve....Team Pink Beetle- 2017 Beetle....Airbnb....Shinnston, WV
9. Gringo....Don & Kim....Shiva- 2002 Turbo S Beetle....Ridge Top....Moore County, NC
10. scarabY2k....Al & Val....Chino- 2013 2.5 Beetle....Ridge Top....Jacksonville, FL
11. punchbug77....Jeff & Selah....Gandalf- 2002 GLS Beetle....Ridge Top....Rome, GA
12. meverhart....Mike....Traveler- 2009 Beetle....Sleep Inn....Hendersonville, NC
 

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Roberta & I are planning to attend this year's event. We'll be driving a new addition to our fleet.

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Just email my information!!


The Beetle Fleet
-2010 New Beetle Heaven Blue- Laycee Lynn
-2018 Beetle Coast Edition Habanero Orange- Scarlett Jane
-2019 Final Edition Convertible SEL Safari Uni w/Black roof- Belle
 

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The swap meet thread and the beer and wine thread are up everybody! I haven't been able to get the org to load since I added them until now, but they are there. Feel free to stop by and post anything you might be bringing to sell or drink

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Just a reminder.
If you have a room at the Too, give Sanjay a call to confirm your booking. If you're booked and not attending, please cancel your room now, so someone on the waiting list can get the room
We would like the Top booked solid with beetle people

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Might be a bit delayed due to life (new job/career) BUT I did call the Top and confirm our room reservation.

Also sent our info in for "the list", Fiona will be in attendance this year without question 👍

Pretty sure we are bringing Sophia again but could possibly be Big Blue 🤷🤷...Lord knows we can't just bring 1 car, we gotta have a support vehicle with Fi's track record and there's always someone who needs something at some point during a Beetle G2G 🤣🤣
 

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Might be a bit delayed due to life (new job/career) BUT I did call the Top and confirm our room reservation.

Also sent our info in for "the list", Fiona will be in attendance this year without question

Pretty sure we are bringing Sophia again but could possibly be Big Blue ...Lord knows we can't just bring 1 car, we gotta have a support vehicle with Fi's track record and there's always someone who needs something at some point during a Beetle G2G
Woot!!!
Glad to see Team Fiona booked and ready.
It's pretty cool to see this event still going strong. Year 12...WOW!

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Welcome to:



T.O.D-12 Year 11



2020 Tail Of The Dragon



Promo and Planning Thread



All important info can be found in the first 10 posts


PLEASE NOTE: Although this is an extremely long thread, the information listed below is inserted about every 5 pages. Feel free to scan to the last page if you desire- You won't miss out on any pertinent info.

This first post will be continually edited for additional information.

T.O.D 12- 2020

Get Together (GtG) Cruise/Weekend

May 1-3, 2020

Bryson City, NC

Dragon Cruise- Saturday, May 2, 2020​

T.O.D. is a family-friendly, non-competitive (no performance comp or car show) get together (GTG)and road cruise

The 2020 T.O.D ,was another amazing success! Now we have just under about 4 months to plan, save and prepare, as we "Bug to the Future for T.O.D 12!!!


Advance planning is vital for you, the T.O.D. attendee....the event is that big. Planning a year in advance is necessary, so please do so... you can thank me later:wink:


2020 TAIL OF THE DRAGON INFORMATION SUMMARY

Date of the event: Friday, May 1- Sunday, May 3rd, 2020


As in previous ToD's the Ridge Top (The Top) is the main gathering spot. Overflow or for those that the "Top's" accommodations aren't up to their standards, options are listed as well.

Accommodations in Bryson City:

Ridge Top Motel- T.O.D. home base/ main gathering spot
390 Arlington Avenue
Bryson City, NC 28713-7604
(828) 488-6363 or
(828) 488-6335
RV campground and motel. Bryson City, NC

RIDGE TOP WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can book your room at The Top NOW, without any charge to your credit/debit card. You will only be charged if you fail to cancel 48 hours BEFORE YOUR RESERVED CHECK-IN DATE...Basically, you have until the Wednesday of T.O.D. week to cancel before a debit/charge is levied or automatic cancellation of a non-confirmed booking. You're more than welcome to arrive early.

Lodging for the Ridge Top: 49.00 per night

Yes, The Top has a CAMPGROUND TOO.

29.00 a night for 2 people. Pets 2.00 extra.

Low-Dough option #2
Scenic View Motel
1000 US-19,
Bryson City, NC 28713
(828) 488-3378
The Scenic View is like the Top, but smaller, yet just as nice. It's only a few minutes away from the Top and of good recommendation from fellow attendees and liaisons to the Scenic View, Rick and Shannon. If you can't find a room at the Top, and need low-dough lodging, the Scenic View is for you.



Sleep Inn
500 Veterans Boulevard
Bryson City, NC 28713
(828) 488-0326
Bryson City NC Hotel, Hotels in Bryson City NC.
Discount Rates:
May 4th
King: $69.99
Queen (2 beds): $79.99

5th-7th
King: $109.99
Queen: $119.99

Sunday:
King: $69.99
Queen? $79.99



Microtel
82 Songbird Forest Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
(828) 488-7900
Microtel: Online hotel reservations, hotel discounts, hotel packages



Although many will be lodging at the aforementioned hotels, The Top will be the center of activity and ALL attendees of T.O.D., regardless of lodging are welcome to hang out at The Top. Sanjay, the hotel manager is a very accommodating to all of us and welcomes us happily each year.


The names of all attending parties are added to "the list"- the T.O.D. attendee roster, posted here on the org. Here you can get involved in the T.O.D. vibe as you see the list grow before you eyes. The list also helps the T.O.D. planners put things together much easier.

Get on the T.O.D.roster- "The List" submit:
-org screen name
-name of people in your party
-The year and model of your beetle, and your beetle's name
-The hotel you're staying at
-City and State where you live.
To get on "The List" eMail Jeff/Punchbug77: [email protected]


Additional area info:


Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap and Cherohala Skyway, Graham Co, NC
Smoky Mountain Travel Guides - Bryson City NC - Vacation Guides

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As in years past there will be current year ToD Swag and decals available for pre event purchase, as well as T.O.D.8 goodies. Watch for details in the our own T.O.D. subsection.
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This is a new beetle 12up event

T.O.D. is a thrilling experience and some have voiced bringing other car brands to T.O.D. Your enthusiasm is appreciated, BUT please, this is a New Beetle event, and we want to keep the event as such. We hope that you'll co-pilot with another beetle owner and enjoy the T.O.D. experience just the same.

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Rough itinerary:

THURSDAY ARRIVALS:

We're seeing more and more attendees showing up on Thursday, and you're more than welcome to do so. If you are a Thursday attendee, please chime in early. Maybe some pre-T.O.D. stuff can be cooked up.

Friday- the beetles arrive in Bryson City, beginning early/mid afternoon until evening. Photo ops / meet and greet / motel check-in. Maybe some are checking in a day earlier...you never know.
6:00PM, gather at the "Top" for an informal meet.

7:00PM begins "pizza fest", our Friday night pizza dinner/meet and greet. After dinner more "getting to know each other" time. The pizza fest will be at the Top, with pies provided by, Anthony's Italian Restaurant downtown.
Pizza Fest costs are 5.00 per Adult.

there will be an assortment of pies available for all. Pizza Fest thread forthcoming.

NEW FOR PIZZA FEST: Pizza Fest will conclude with Movies @ The Top, on the grassy knoll. Come enjoy an evening under the stars as we watch movies on the big outdoor screen. Again, you don't have to be booked at The Top in order to enjoy the movies and all The Top has to offer.
Theater provided by The Top Outdoor Cinema.

Also, pre-order your Subway subs on Friday, so you can pick them up fresh Saturday morning.


Saturday:
early a.m breakfast at Everett Street Diner- The Official diner of T.O.D., followed at 9:00 by a driver's meeting at the Ridge Top (The Top) in preparation for taming the Dragon. We depart from The Top @ 9:30AM sharp, From Bryson City, we'll proceed to the Cherohala Skyway where we'll make a stop at the Lakeview overlook, for a photo op.


===WEATHER CONTINGENCY===

If severe weather is a threat to our Saturday run, the dragon run will start from Robbinsville, then:
1. The Dragon
2. Tellico Plains
3. Cherohala Skyway
4. End at Robbinsville, bact to Bryson City

RECAP: The Robbinsville stop at Ingles is back in the Dragon run. This will ba a potty stop. Although this is a grocery store, we should already be prepared, thus no need for shopping. We want to get in and out QUICKLY, and proceed with our dragon run- next stop: Cherohala Skyway

Leaving the overlook, we'll proceed to the Telico Plains Welcome center for our official potty break. This will also be our designated lunch spot. As we prep to leave the welcome center we'll organize the bugavan into the Sport and Leisure class. Leaving Telico Plains we proceed to run The Dragon. Those who are opting out of another run(s), can peruse the Deals Gap shop and the Killboy shop, while others will run the Dragon again. The elimination of the Robbinsville will give us adequate time to have some extra fun on the Dragon and Telico Plains :)

Saturday night
Saturday Night post-TOD BBQ at the Neon Pig, or the dining of your choice



Following dinner at the Neon Pig, Folk will trickle over to Soda Pops Ice Cream Shoppe for dessert, in the nostalgic 50's style soda shoppe.
2015 was the official kickoff of the Social and it was HUGE SUCCESS (thanks Warren :D) This is an incredible opportunity to chill, hang out with your friends, and enjoy the laid back atmosphere of Bryson City. The Ice Cream Social is strongly encouraged to attend.

There will also be a Saturday night Movie at The Top, as we finish up our Saturday night Ice Cream Social, along with a friendly game or 10 of BAG-COM...the T.O.D. game sensation!

Sunday:
Departure breakfast at Everett St. Diner, followed by one of two options:
-Option #1 Departing ToD to your respective homes or..
-Option #2 SixChuter Sunday. We've officially added Sunday as an option for those desiring to hang around one more day.

SCS, is a casual day, with no itinerary; just a day to wind down, relax and reflect on the great weekend. No pressure or plans, just go out and enjoy Bryson City. Some options available for SCS:

-Slaying at Sunrise: an early morning Dragon run.
-Beetles Dam Cruise- Beetles making a run,exploring the Dams of the region.
-The Road To Nowhere: a trip into the Smokey Mountain national park, up a literal road to nowhere; but the end brings you to beautiful, picturesque scenery, suitable for a picnic.
-Explore the falls right in the backyard of Bryson City...just a 15 minute drive from the Top.


some will just stay in Bryson City or explore other places; some might find a little group to piddle around with. Whatever the case, SixChuter Sunday is a no-pressure, casual day to do as you will.


We will be driving the the original tour loop, as we did in the '09 Maiden Voyage.

This post will be bumped throughout the thread and amended as new information warrants. Bumps will also include FAQ, ascertained throughout the past few years of ToD, as well as other neat facts about ToD and the Bryson City Carolina region.

So start planning NOW!\ Start your coffee can fund now- you'll thank me later :D.
Come join us for a great adventure and meet some of the nicest people on earth.

We strongly urge you to bump this thread, especially former TOD slayers. Your inital post will have you subscribed to the thread, and you'll receive notifications of any new posts, thus helping you stay informed. So please subscribe, post, bump,and add your experience and vibe to this great event!

T.O.D.12 Bug To The Future!!!!

Is it May yet???? :rolleyes:



========================= T.O.D.-12 thread amd promo art. Swag art soon to follow
Big thanks to Jai/ FreakyBeetle, for this year's T.O.D. theme and artwork====================



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Steve and I are looking forward to coming this year! Looking forward to see the other beetles and of course our Beetle Family!

See you soon!

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Just a reminder.
If you have a room at the Too, give Sanjay a call to confirm your booking. If you're booked and not attending, please cancel your room now, so someone on the waiting list can get the room
We would like the Top booked solid with beetle people

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4 night confirmed. Arrive on Thursday and leave on Monday.

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Due to the COVID-19/ Corona-virus pandemic, TOD12 may modify some of the traditional events
over the weekend. At this juncture, T.O.D. is a go, subject to quickly change

The corona-virus pandemic is a fluid situation. We, the T.O.D. committee are on top of
the quickly changing events, alerts and advisories.

Appropriate changes or cancellations will be brought to your
attention, in adequate time to readjust your schedules.

For those with health concerns, please do what is appropriate for the safety of you and your family-
use wisdom and proper concern and care.

The current events are out of our control, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Please know, we're on the alert to keep you readily informed and in a prompt manner.

TOD has always been a fun, family event. We continue to be focused on that part,
and want to see everyone
coming back for years to come.

Please stay tuned in to all T.O.D. media as we will keep you quickly in the know.

Thank you.



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IMPORTANT T.O.D. 2020 EVENT NOTICE.
MARCH 21, 2020
T.O.D. 2020 CANCELLED

In light of the latest news concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and state-issued orders,
we think it wise and have decided to cancel this year's Tail Of The Dragon weekend.



We're sad that our event won't be this year. However, your safety is most important to us-
this is the edict of our gathering. Please govern your affairs accordingly, as in cancelling
any room accommodations as needed.



As always, stay tuned to newbeetle.org as well as the T.O.D. Facebook page for the latest
T.O.D. info.



We encourage you to also check out the many other New [Beetle] events taking place across
the country as we get back to a state of normalcy at a later date.



YOU continue to make T.O.D. the continued success that it is. We wish safety and
good health to you and your family. We look forward to ride with you again, soon.



Thank You.



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So very sad but we understand. We will miss TOD and all of you. 😢 🙋‍♀️🚗 and my Jubilance will too! 🌺
 

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Be of good cheer... or at least try to. We have several Beetle events on the calendar still, should things get back to normal:

• 2nd annual 3-State Snake Stomp-
Saturday, June 13th, TN

• 3rd Annual Beetles On The Byway-
August, Ohio

• 8th Annual Back Of The Dragon-
Oct. 23-25th, Wytheville, VA

• 2nd Annual Orange Blossom Beetle Rallye-
November. San Antonio Florida


Since T.O.D. has spawned these events, it's only fitting and proper to give these some love. After all we always encourage you all to keep the vibe and attendance going beyond T.O.D.

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Be of good cheer... or at least try to. We have several Beetle events on the calendar still, should things get back to normal:

• 2nd annual 3-State Snake Stomp-
Saturday, June 13th, TN

• 3rd Annual Beetles On The Byway-
August, Ohio

• 8th Annual Back Of The Dragon-
Oct. 23-25th, Wytheville, VA

• 2nd Annual Orange Blossom Beetle Rallye-
November. San Antonio Florida


Since T.O.D. has spawned these events, it's only fitting and proper to give these some love. After all we always encourage you all to keep the vibe and attendance going beyond T.O.D.

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Lots of upcoming events to attend.
 
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