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April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017 – Had some great action on the Tail recently. Lots of classic cars, some strange customs, and groups just out having fun. This coming week promises to be interesting too. The Rotary Rally returns, S2000 Rock the Dragon, the Boxer Takeover, Stang Driven and probably a lot of others. We are going…

April 1, 2017

April 1, 2017

April 1, 2017 – Tail of the Dragon was featured in Road Trip the South. Some other great roads here too. Big car weekend with Fiats, Crossfires, GenSport, a few Ponies, Camaros, and a mix of many others. Motorcycles made a good showing too especially those attending March Moto Madness in Tellico. Nancy on her…

February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017: Just a few more days until we open the Tail of the Dragon Store for the 2017 season. The weather forecasts look like perfection with sunny skies and temperatures pushing 60 degrees. We have some new products that people have been asking for. Our regular girls Leighann, Michelle and Carla will be…

February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017: This past week-end saw a large number of cars and motorcycles at the Tail. Rather early to see this many people enjoying the road, but the weather has been warm. We are looking forward to opening for the 2017 season on Friday March 3. Check us out. We have many exciting new…

February 2, 2017

February 2, 2017

February 2, 2017: Today the LeMons Rally came through the Tail of the Dragon on their Day Three Dragons & Waffles Event. Some 60 vehicles traveling from Asheville NC to Memphis TN and seeing how many Waffle Houses they can find on the way. The more waffles they eat the more points they earn. Vehicles…

November 2016

November 2016

The 2017 Events Calendar has been posted. Send us information on your event big or small. Another year comes to a close at the Tail of the Dragon Tshirt Shack.  We will reopen March 2017.  Thanks to everyone for making 2016 such a great year at the Tail.  We will continue to post updates throughout…

June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015

Late Saturday afternoon a sportbike rider lost his life near mile marker 1 on the Dragon. The Knoxville man was a regular at the Gap. A second bike was involved and the rider was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

June 17 2015

June 17 2015

Busy week and weekend at the Tail. An 18 wheeler came in northbound and Killboy was able to get in front to warn oncoming traffic. One rider didn’t heed the warning and ended-up under the rear wheels of the big rig. The rider suffered serious injuries to one arm. This truck driver will likely lose…

Summer Weather Forecasts

Summer Weather Forecasts

Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, and Moonshiner 28 Weather: It is typical throughout the summer months for the weather reports in the mountains of western North Carolina to call for 60% chance of thunderstorms. What this really means is there will POSSIBLY be an afternoon shower. These scattered cells are small and short lived.…

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Custom Signs

Big ZDAYZ turnout this past weekend with some 1,100 cars. A nice day on Saturday, but minor rain typical of summer days. The rain is usually spotty and short lived. Our custom signs and free stickers were a big hit. If you’ve got a rally or a group coming to the Dragon, give us a heads up…

April 16 2015

April 16 2015

Welcome Car Groups:  Wookies in the Woods, Rotary Rally, and Spyder’s on the Dragon !! Stop by the Tail of the Dragon Tshirt Shack – we will have free rally stickers and custom Tail of the Dragon green street signs.  Also, use the map below for make up your own alternative tour.  Check out the…

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015

The Tail of the Dragon T-Shirt Shack has reopened for 2015. We are looking at another exciting year on the Dragon and other area roads that are gaining in popularity. Watch for new updates on road conditions. We will also be expanding our reports to include many of the Forest Service roads that extend into…