What's included?

Timeline

Day 1 - 210 miles

Highlights:

  • Fontana Dam
  • Hellbender
  • Tail of the Dragon
  • Foothills Parkway
  • Cherohala Skyway

Day 2 - 230 miles

Highlights:

  • Forest Heritage Scenic Byway
  • Brevard, North Carolina
  • Hidden gems
  • Eastern Continental Divide
  • Serpentine Roads

Day 3 - 250 miles

Highlights:

  • North GA Mountains
  • Wolf Pen Gap
  • Brasstown Bald
  • Helen, GA
  • Famed Wayah Road
Testimonials

“By far, far exceeded my expectations.

It was just all about the cars and all about the experience and the camaraderie just far exceeded what I thought it was going to be. Awesome.”

Harvey S
Harvey S
Rally Participant - Lake View Rally

“I learned a lot. I’m leaving with a tremendous amount more confidence in driving.

I wanted also to meet people and find people with common interests and I think the times at lunch, breakfast and dinner were great. Everything I was looking for. It was the experience of meeting all the guys – and they’re all very different, but everybody has the same common love of cars and driving. Being able to do the drives and to gain confidence, I feel, like a skill that I didn’t have.”

Steve
Steve
Rally Participant - Forest Fling Rally

“Not only does Andy lay out the routes he personally drives the new routes before releasing them to participants. I don’t think you will find a more passionate person about driving in the Smokies or track events.

This is my sixth year participating in driving with groups in the Smokies. Andy has laid out the routes for every event I’ve had the pleasure to experience. I’ve also been fortunate to be in Andy’s group on every trip. Big thumbs up to Andy!”

Alan C
Alan C
Rally Participant - Lake View Rally

“We had an awesome time at the Rally! Very well run event. It certainly exceeded my expectations. I plan to attend another event in the future. The driving and the roads chosen were for me the best part followed closely by the camaraderie of the group and the good time hanging out swapping stories.”

 

Craig P
Craig P
Rally Participant - Lake View Rally

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I come alone, or bring a partner?

Absolutely!  Typically, our events are made up of 1/4 couples and 3/4 singles. And by couples we mean spouse, partner, friend or child (over 16 years of age please).

What would I be paying for?

It’s a good question! The following is included in your registration fee:

  • A high-performance driving specialist at the helm.
  • Professional, performance driving tips.
  • Extensively researched route planning: we know The Smoky Mountains like the back of our hands! And, all our routes are pre-planned to the mile – from surveying the road quality to assessing congestion and scoping scenery for photographic opportunities.
  • Professional photography.
  • Discounted accommodations (to be paid directly to the lodge)
  • Meals: 3 breakfast, 2 lunches and 3 dinners (including Thursday welcome dinner). All drinks.
  • Enthusiasm, passion and knowledge: spearheaded by self-driving specialist, Andy has participated in high-performance driving for over a decade and covered nearly 20,000 miles of driving in The Great Smoky Mountains, alone.
  • Branded shirt.
  • Camaraderie: Our events are as much about a specialized driving experience as they are the people. And, the friendships developed are often lasting so share your passion with like-minded sports car enthusiasts.
  • One on one, in-car coaching is available at an additional cost at checkout. Spaces are limited, on a first come first served basis.
What does a day of driving with RS Xperience look like?

We start at 8.30am and finish around 5pm. We have planned fuel stops, lunch and photo opportunities. So you’re looking at about five to six hours actual driving time. Any more than that, we’d be on our knees and thirsty for a cold one!

Before our first drive, Andy briefly shares car control techniques and rules of the road. All our drives are lead/follow with Andy in the lead. We give you the option for in-car coaching, from seasoned instructors, on either Thursday afternoon or Sunday morning (based on availability and at an additional cost).

On Thursday you can join us for lunch (at your expense), then a 2–3-hour drive, or you can just show up for the main drives on Friday and Saturday morning. You may also want to stay for a 2–3-hour drive on Sunday morning; your choice.