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August 24th, 2017, 10:22 PM
This run is on Saturday October 14th.

​Welcome to the annual MSSD edition of Blimey’s Tiny Tour of Terror. This run, named after its founder, Paul Penny's (BlimeyCabrio) MINI, is an annual favorite. I, Jeff Cole (colejd, a.k.a. TurboMini) will again this year lead this event. :dance:This is the 5th annual Blimey Run that I have led and the 9th in which I have driven with TurboMINI. I will need the help of a sweeper car (see request below). This will be a long trip but you will be driving all the best roads in the area of the Dragon. With stops to refresh and lunch in Robbinsville approximately 7 hours.

We start off by visiting the past roads of an early morning helping of the Dragon and the Cherohala Skyway from TN back into NC, and then lunch in Robbinsville. Next we move on to visit one of our club’s favorite runs down Wayah Rd. Soon we find ourselves in Franklin and going up Hwy 28 running through some great twisties. Finally, we follow the Hwy 28 into Fontana Village. This route has enough twisties to satisfy any MINI lover. You will be saying “Uncle” at the finish. :fie:


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Garmin GPX file: http://www.tarheelminis.org/garmin/TourofTerrorMap.gpx

Now for the details:

When: Saturday the 14th of October. Wheels UP at 0900(ish) After breakfast!

Feel free to join me for breakfast at around 8:00 AM as I will leave Fontana Village General Store around 7:45 AM for Deals Gap. If anyone oversleeps and misses the 7:45 departure, or wants to skip breakfast, you can just meet us at Deals Gap Restaurant before 8:45 and you should be fine.

Where: Deals Gap Restaurant (base of the Dragon)

Bring: GMRS Radios !!! Channel 20 sub 20

Approximate Drive Time: 7 hours (including a 1 hour lunch stop)

Lunch: Buffet lunch at Papa's Pizza in Robbinsville, NC.

Pace: Don't let the name of the run scare you. While this run is for spirited drivers, as always, we will keep it safe. A good time is to be had by all. If you love carving twisty mountain roads then this is for YOU! We will stop for short breaks; mostly to regroup and enjoy some of the scenery (and let the tires cool). This is 210 miles of pure driving nirvana. This is for all those twisty addicts we have out there. Consider this your warning.

Finish time: ~4:00 PM

Please post if you are interested in attending.

Note: I will need to have a sweeper to make sure the group is kept together and to tell me. Please step up this year and help make this run possible.

Car limit: 35 cars


colejd (Run Leader)
Jeff Homan

August 26th, 2017, 08:13 PM
Jeff, I plan on being on your run again. Happy to sweep if you'd like. Mason Hendricks pilot of Major Sharpe. :)

August 26th, 2017, 08:17 PM
Sure! Wouldn't be the same without my excellent sweeper! Oh, TurboMINI's AT has been failing for the last 10k. I found a 2010 tranny with 47k on it. It has been installed and shifting is sweet!

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August 26th, 2017, 09:06 PM
Glad to hear TurboMini is back to top form. Looking forward to seeing you and making our run. :)


Jeff Homan
September 12th, 2017, 09:09 PM
Glad TurboMini is ready for the run! I'm in.

September 13th, 2017, 12:31 PM
I'm starting get that kid with Christmas coming feeling. Loving MSSD. :)

October 22nd, 2017, 12:29 PM
Had a great time on this run. I never have been involved with a specific car event . If there is a May event I plan to be there.
The Brg /yellow Clubie performed beautifully and was surprisingly comfortable on the trip up and back.

Thanks for putting on the event. I wish that there was a active Mini club in the Birmingham area.

October 22nd, 2017, 06:46 PM
If there is a May event I plan to be there.

Here ya go. Better start looking for accommodations now! If you liked MSSD, you'll love MOTD!


October 22nd, 2017, 08:11 PM
Blimey's was an excellent run @ MSSD 2017! Hope everyone had as much fun as I did being part of it. Thanks again Jeff C. for another great run.