2016 Photos Ron-StuntRon celebrating end of season.Red-DragonRed Fire Breathing DragonPurple-DragonPurple DragonButterDragonDragon butter sculptureMichelleButterfly2TedMichelleFrankensteinDarrylDorothy-and-Straw-ManDorothy (Leighann) and the Straw Man (Michelle) ready for the crowd on Friday.Leighann-Straw-WomanLeighann Straw WomanLeighann-Straw-WomanLeighann-Miss-MuffetLeighann Miss MuffetKatnissCarla as Hans SoloMichelle70sMichelle 70s Peace ChildCarlatheHooterCarla the Hooters GirlMichelleWitchMichelle the Good WitchCarlaMeowCarla MeowDay2MichelleMichelle the Country GalDay2LeighannLeighann the Dragon LadyDay2BothLargeMichelle and Leighann Day TwoLeighann"Leighann the Gypsy" at the Tail ShopCarla"Carla the Brawla" at the Tail Shop1954Bentley21954 Bentley1954Bentley1954 Bentley R-Type Continental on the 10,338 mile 27 state Pan-American Rally that visits "the best driving roads .... of the USA". And of course the Tail of the Dragon with 318 curves in 11 miles is ranked as one of the best.MinionsDragon Minions129DragonShineGet your 129 Dragon Shine at our store. Great deep cleaning, waterless polish for cars and bikes.Nash19551955 Nash from Indiana.MontereyMexBanditos from Monterey, Mexico.JohnUSA_TodayJohn who is writing an article for USA Today Online.MexicanRidersHarley Owners Group Chapter Queretaro from Mexico at the Tail September 10, 2106.AxeMenRon with the Axemen Riders, firefighters from northern Illinois at the Tail August 9, 2016.JohnWestlakeJohn Westlake, motorcycle journalist from the United Kingdom, was at the Tail on Friday August 5th. He remarked about all the skid marks of bikes and cars going off the mountain.MiataLineWebMiata Mania. Photo by Killboy.comTRexT-Rex vs Dragon ..... no match.HondaThe Dragon is even admiring this one.KudzuKudzu taking over on Joyce Kilmer Road.JailDragon Jail.TapocoWideLRGreat weather for a luncheon on the Tapoco Lodge waterfront patio.TapocoLRGreat weather for a luncheon on the Tapoco Lodge waterfront patio.HikersThe Lensink family from Bonaire (Caribbean Island) hiking the Benton MacKaye Trail. Dennis, Marianne, Amber and Tom had to see the Tail of the Dragon.TattooTail of the Dragon tattoo at store July 9.MexicoCityTres hombres de Mexico Ciudad arriving at the Tail from Laconia Motorcycle Week in New Hampshire. Talk about Iron Butts !! June 24.Cuda721972 Plymouth Barracuda still driven by original owner. June 2455ChevyTony from Miami in his 55 Chevy at the Tail Saturday June 18.EagletsOsprey nest 9 miles from the Dragon.065112016StangsMustangs at the Tail Saturday June 11.MemDay2No telling what you'll see at the Tail.MemDayPacked parking lot at the Tail on Saturday.Eagle2VetteNice Vette at the Dragon. Sunbday May 15.ThreeMinisA few more of the some 900 Minis at the Dragon. Sunday May 15.MarriageNewly weds slay the Dragon. Sunday May 15.CorsaRallyThe Corsa Rally Highway Patrol Car. Sunday May 15.PoleDancersA couple of pole dancers made Ron's day at the Dragon. Saturday May 14. Had some great picts !!!Elements05142016Seventeen Elements at the Big Metal Dragon on Saturday, May 14.MinisMany Mainly Manly Minis at Minis on the Dragon. Two of some 900.GTR_2GTR Takeover - Godzilla vs DragonGTR_1GTR Takeover - Godzilla vs DragonBraziliansBrazilians touring the southern US. Atlanta, Dragon, Nashville.SlayerGeorgia slayer.LotCar show in our lot on Saturday.CharlestonThis Charleston South carolina crew were headed home.66Falcon1966 Ford Falcon at the Dragon.WestAshevilleWest Asheville street show. Singing from a pick-up on Haywood in opposition to House Bill 2.BrewCruiseAsheville's Brews Cruise - Great job driving drunks from one brewery to another.GregoryBald2Tourist staying at Tapoco Lodge 1949. "This was a lovely highway to look at, but a stinker to drive."GregoryBald1930s Post Card on the Dragon heading south with view of Gregory Bald.Champs1990smDeals Gap Racing Team - 1990 BraziliansAlaskaTrip3Sidney's pack mule.BraziliansAlaskaTrip2They altered their route to include the famous Tail of the Dragon. They were not disappointed.BraziliansAlaskaTripSidney and Reinaldo from Brazil at the Tail Friday November 18, 2016. They are on the final leg of a trip from Brazil to Alaska and back to Miami and then flying home.Cherohala2Clear skies return on November 16.Cherohala5Clear Skies return to the Cherohala Skyway on November 15.GTO--671967 GTOsBuick-Grand-Sport-68Buick Grand Sport, 1968Parking_LotBig car weekend with BMWs, TougeFest, GTOs, Mini Cooper, Corvettes and many classics.Avey_FireWoods fire along Joyce Kilmer Road Saturday. Sunday this road and Maple Springs Road were closed by Fire Officials1955_Bel_Aire1955 Chevrolet Bel Aire.MississippiJeepCouple from Mississippi brought their Jeep to the Tail.CrewGTO1970 GTO. This was one of my favorite "Dream Car" in college.Chinese-RidersThese three riders from China are touring the best roads in the USA on their Gold Wings. Of course they planned two days at the Tail of the Dragon. Ya'll come back now.GMC-FiretruckGMC Woodstock Ontario Canada Fire Truck Rat Rod driven all the way to the Dragon.FriendShe just walked in, the Kernal Corn RiderFiatsFiat Invasion this weekendRattlesnakeJanice and Billy from Kentucky, soon to present another motorcycle destination, Rattlesnake192.comPolandIndianRidersThe Indian Riders from Poland.LA_RidersRiding all the way from Los Angeles.FontanaLake1Fontana Lake view on Saturday.DragonThe Big Metal Dragon was attacked by a large Halloween Spider named Cletus. Dragon will win this oneDallasTie-dye Dallas and his Mini at the Tail on Saturday.CorvettesOctWebCorvettes at the Tail, Friday October 15TattooNew TattooRatRod3RatRod2RatRodRattiest Rat Road of the Year. Sounded like a train coming up the hill, especially when the train horn sounded!CrossfiresCrossfires at the Tail of the DragonWorldRidersThe World Riders from London, Australia, Georgia, Arizona and another place I forget.TriumphRallyMini Triumph RallyRiley1950Riley circa 1950.Park2WebCrowds at the Tail over the weekend.NewPavement2The new pavement on the Cherohala improves the scenic views.NewPavementNew pavement on the North Carolina side of the Cherohala Skyway.TreeDownWatch out for trees down on area roads. This one on August 8 was just around a corner.KudzuKudzu Saturday, August 6th.BlueLivesMatter3The Motor City Rally on their Blue Lives Matter Tour. www.BlueLivesSupport.orgBlueLivesMatter2The Motor City Rally on their Blue Lives Matter Tour. www.BlueLivesSupport.orgBlueLivesMatterThe Motor City Rally on their Blue Lives Matter Tour. www.BlueLivesSupport.org Officers across the land are signing the hood of this car and it will be auctioned at the end of the tour. Support the cause.KudzuTwo days later sign on left is overtaken and kudzu is another foot in the roadway on left.DragonParkingTail of the Dragon Parking Lot Saturday July 30, 2016.PoochThis pooch was not intimidated by the Dragon.MinisAnd a couple of MinisHondasHonda attack.