The returning Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Ridge Runner Rally rolled off to a great start Monday for the first of a four-day motoring tour through some of the most scenic landscapes in the Southeastern U.S.
After a one-year hiatus, the HSR Ridge Runner Rally is back with another route taking participants through legendary landmarks like the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway and well-known scenic byways like the Tail of the Dragon and the mountainous Cherohala Skyway.
Day one kicked-off with the group leaving the Snowbird Mountain Lodge in Robbinsville, N.C. for an out-and-back route that included the Cherohala, Tellico Plains, the Ocoee River and a trip up Tail of The Dragon.
Tuesday’s planned route takes the group down Tail of the Dragon and then onto Foothills Parkway to Weirs Valley. The next stop is the amazing Great Smoky Mountains National Park through Cherokee, N.C. before arriving at the Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, N.C. for three nights.
Wednesday is a free day and then Thursday features another out-and-back route that includes the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway and a lunch stop in Waynesville, N.C. The tour then returns to Old Edwards for the popular Farewell Dinner and Awards and a final night of revelry and memory making before participants head home Friday.