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View Poll Results: What Campground are we staying at?
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Rattler Ford 5 83.33%
Cheoah Point 0 0%
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:46 PM   #1
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So after some discussion and date shuffling, it has been decided that we're doing a Volvo get-together up here in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The weekend of September 5th is a long weekend for most of us.

I live in Franklin, so I'm pretty well centrally located for all this good stuff.

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If you need to get in touch with me directly, you can text/call 828-200-7824.

If you're arriving Friday or Friday night, head toward my house: 63 Skylark Street, Franklin, NC 28734

Parking: I'll have parking for 5 additional cars in my driveway. The house across the street from my back driveway has been for sale forever, and has parking for 3 additional cars. Beyond that, there is a large boat ramp at the entrance to my neighborhood. If no parking is available at my house or the house across the street, you can park at the boat ramp and take a 240 shuttle up the hill.

Update!! CAMPING RESERVATION HAS BEEN MADE! We have two sites that can accommodate several tents per site at Cheoah Point Campground. Link To Map



Here's the general plan:

Friday Night (9/4): Way-out-of-towners are welcome to arrive and hang out at the house. I've got a couple beds (1 queen, 1 twin, 1 comfy couch. Claim those now) and plenty of room to set up cots or airbeds.

Beer, burgers, brats, bros, partytime.

Saturday Morning (9/5): Rest of y'all arrive around 10. Ok, so plans for Saturday:

I got confirmation this evening that Dave will be around to show us his awesome Volvo restoration shop.

We will be leaving Franklin at 10 AM to get to Hayesville a little before 11. We will be eating breakfast at Stamey's Cafe at around 9, so if you plan to get here between 9 and 10, just meet us there.

Stamey's Cafe: 1111 East Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734

If you're coming up Saturday morning and want to join us, the best bet is to meet us at Stamey's before we head out.

We're headed to 1438 U.S. 64, Hayesville, NC 28904

I imagine we'll be there til around 1. Once we leave West Bros., we'll head to the campground. We'll discuss that day if we want to go the more direct route or take our time on the backroads.

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The West Bros. shop is worth making time for. Super cool guy too.

There is another Volvo group planning to be in the area, so maybe some of y'all will want to hook up with them.

If there's interest after we get done in Hayesville, I may take interested parties to check out a couple waterfalls not far from Franklin. We'll play that by ear.

Sunday: We'll probably start off with a drive on the Cherohala Skyway and loop back around through East Tennesee. Again, depending on interest, we could drive a little more and check out Cade's Cove. Otherwise, we'll probably do a couple runs on the Dragon and just head back towards the campground.





Sunday Night: Camping, shens, and camping shens.

Monday: Pack it up, move it out.

Cheoah Point. Stayed there once before and didn't spend enough time there during daylight to really get a feel for it. Nice enough place though.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:07 AM   #2
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My vote is for rattler ford. I hope we can get the elusive campsite #4 with the hookers and the blackjack.
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:18 AM   #3
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You guys' pick is my pick.

And I am totes down for the Volvo restoration shop tour, also, 1 bed reservation por favor
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You guys' pick is my pick.

And I am totes down for the Volvo restoration shop tour, also, 1 bed reservation por favor
Cool. Y'all are in the Bananaroom then. It might be painted a different color by then, but probably not.
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Old 02-26-2015, 02:03 PM   #5
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I want to lay claim to the comfy couch. I doubt Connie will end up coming but if so then I'll just sleep on the floor.
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:56 PM   #6
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I say Rattler Ford. One of my best friends lives in Ashville so I will probably stay there on the 4th and meet up with everyone on the 5th. I'm going to bring an extra diff and axles so I hope someone has a place for me to swap them if I need to.
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What makes you think you'll need to swap axles?
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:19 PM   #8
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Just thinking safe. I expect to have 450 whp by then and don't want to get stuck 5 states away
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I hear ya. If something breaks, we'll fix it.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:43 PM   #10
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I know I have been absent for quite a while but I'm back in a volvo and hope to make it.
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Sweet. I really hope to have a good turnout. The tail of the dragon is one of the things to do on my bucket list and I can't wait
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depending on what my car status is at the time, I might could make time for this. either get the comfy slow 244 ready, or make the quick, loud, 242 quicker and louder
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Old 02-28-2015, 01:41 PM   #13
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Ooohhhh..... Sounds a rockin' idea this. I'm not sure if I'm going to be in Canada at this time, but if not I'm game.
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Sounds good y'all. Looking forward to it. Looks like we can call it for Rattler Ford then. I'll make reservations as early as I can.
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there has to be more people wanting to do this. What better time to meet up with a bunch of other Volvo guys?
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Pretty typical for an NC meet. I know of 3 other people who are planning on coming who just haven't posted in the thread. Worry not.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:41 PM   #17
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Count me in... Probably. The Auto-X is a fantastic idea.
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If my 3000GT group isn't there that weekend, I'm in. But if they are... well you guys can come hang out with us too. ;) There are plenty of dragon-oriented shenanigans. We've been going for like 10 years.
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I'm game. I'll probably have the GLT sorted out by then.
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Will a 3000gt make it through the dragon without breaking down?
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Will a 3000gt make it through the dragon without breaking down?
Most of the time!
We actually have a few cars that hold unofficial records in our group. Mine's a base, single cam, so less parts to break. Mine has made it up & down twice.
We'll be there the third weekend of August, so no interference! I'm in!
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The more the merrier. I'm not taking any personal jabs. I have a friend of mine with a 575 whp eclipse that never seems to go a trip without a problem.
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The more the merrier. I'm not taking any personal jabs. I have a friend of mine with a 575 whp eclipse that never seems to go a trip without a problem.
Well that's why, it's a DSM. XD
Honestly at this point the only people who actually bring a 3/S have really nice/reliable ones, as everyone else upgraded to something better.
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He's not the one planning on travelling with a spare rear axle.
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he's not the one planning on travelling with a spare rear axle. :-p
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