​Welcome to the annual 2019 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. 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.

This year we will travel our annual route in the opposite direction. We will not be leaving from the General Store as usual (see below).

We start off by visiting the past roads of an early morning helping of the Hellbender and the Moonshiner into Franklin and then up Wayah Road to lunch in Robbinsville. After lunch we will head up the Cherohala Skyway and from there onto the Tail of the Dragon and back to Fontana Village. This route has enough twisties to satisfy any MINI lover. You will be saying “Uncle” at the finish.

Now for the details:

When: Saturday the 12th of October.

Feel free to join me for breakfast at the Fontana Village Resort's Mountview Bistro (located in the lodge).

Wheels UP at 0900(ish) After breakfast!

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.

Bring: GMRS Radios !!! Channel 20 sub 20

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

Finish time: ~4:00 PM