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Hello Lotus Owners! I wanted to drop by and extend the invitation to you all. Last year we didn't have any Lotuses (Loti?) at our event....but I'm hoping that maybe this year will be different. So here I am!

Mark your calendars for this event. Registration will open soon. Feel free to ask any questions or make any comments. And if you'd like to contact me off the forum, please feel free to e-mail me at [email protected]




Welcome to the 2nd Annual High Country Challenge!!!!
Scheduled for October 3rd, 2009


Full details: Drivers Anonymous: Charlotte High Country Challenge


What is this?
The High Country Challenge is a self-guided driving event through the heart of Americana. We provide the sponsor stops, you determine the route. An automotive adventure where you get to see beautiful sights, interesting locations, and great roads.

Where is it located?
The event this year will be centered in and around the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina.

Why should you participate?
Proceeds from the event are donated to a beneficiary each year. The NCNG Soldier and Airmen's Family Assistance Fund will once again be the recipient.

Who can play?
Anyone. We recognize one driver or one driver and one navigator as a team. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, scooters, bicycles are all welcome.

Cost?
$50 per vehicle; includes a light dinner at the last stop and all proceeds go to charity.

Prizes?
Grand Prize - All expenses paid (hotel room for one night and gas money for the day)
Additional prizes – Product and Service donations from Event and Route Sponsors

For example: Supercar Sensation of Concord, NC has donated a gift certificate for their Test Program. In this program, you get to choose three of their supercars and drive them over the course of an hour. (check out their website at Supercar Sensation)

How does the event work?
The participants will visit as many of our route sponsor stops as they desire. At each stop, trip tickets are available that will be used to qualify for the drawings at the end of the event. The more locations you visit the more drawing entries you earn. Pretty simple. Beyond that....we're not going to tell you how to get to each location or when you have to be there. The number of route stops will be kept relatively low in order to provide you with the most flexibility to get out, relax and enjoy the countryside.


Here are a few random pics from the event last year:














 

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Just wanted to let everyone know that online registration will be active as of noon today (8/10).
 

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So...just a quick run down of this year's sponsors and stops to date...

Partner Organizations:
Carolina Z Club
ZDayZ


Gold Sponsors:
CarboTech
Asphalt Ventures (Free track day on the table.....)
Boosted Performance

Silver Sponsors:
Supercar Sensation
Wilkes Web Solutions
Hooters of Lake Norman (Free Chicken....and good scenery....)
Spotless Detail

Bronze Sponsor:
The Pit


And now for this year's confirmed stops:
There will be four regular stops, 1 mystery stop and the whole thing ends at the Winery. To date we have three of the four nailed down along with the final destination. Kevin and I are hoping to have the remaining stop nailed down this week.

Returning for their second year....



This store was our innagural mystery stop. They've stepped up this year to be one of our regular stops



New to the lineup this year is a great store that's been around since 1914.




And finally, making the jump from stop to playing host to the evening portion of the event....



As I said, we hope to confirm our last remaining stop this week.
 

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Just a quick update: We added Discount Tire as a sponsor yesterday morning. On top of that, we've confirmed the caterer for dinner at the Winery, which will be the Brushy Mountain Smokehouse. Our last route stop has been confirmed as well...check the website for details. Lastly, we've confirmed another partner club...which will be the Tarheel Sports Car Club.
 

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3 weeks to go! We'd love to see some of you guys out there!
 

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Down to about a week and a half to go. Come have some fun while helping out a worthy cause!
 

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The Challenge is this weekend! Come on out and join the fun. We should have a pretty good turnout with some very nice cars!
 
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