Attack The Dragon

Attack The Dragon Annual event held on US Highway 129 aka "The Dragon" on the border of TN/NC in the Smoky Mountains. Founded by two guys who like cars, some 550 miles apart.

Before big social media, we used forums to connect and help others in our auto community. By off topic conversation, this meet was formed, and so was the lasting friendships created by it. Meeting each year in October, since 2008, this event has grown into something many anticipate and drive from miles around to attend. We converge in Fontana Dam, NC for lunch the day of and spend the day enjoying each other's company while taking in the amazing drive and views provided by US 129 "The Dragon". From the Atlantic coast, the Midwest, the South and as reaching as Las Vegas, NV, people drive...to just drive. Welcome to the family!

Operating as usual

For those not in attendance this year, here is an update to what was announced.As stated before, this is the last offici...
10/17/2020

For those not in attendance this year, here is an update to what was announced.

As stated before, this is the last official year that Jason and Landon will hold the event. However, we've been approached by an interested party to possibly take over to continue moving forward. We are in discussion and vetting over this possibility. This decision will not be made lightly as we would expect the high standards we've set over the years to be maintained. We will not just hand the event over to anyone. We appreciate the support over these 13 years and if possible, the continued support to new ownership. Without you all this event would never be possible.

Stay tuned in to social media for future updates. Thank you.

#attackthedragon #attackthedragonannualmeet

Group shots with a couple of different cell phones haha!!  Thanks again to everyone that came out for the final Attack T...
10/13/2020

Group shots with a couple of different cell phones haha!! Thanks again to everyone that came out for the final Attack The Dragon event!! The weather tried to cooperate for a couple of hours. We were hoping for a larger turn out.

10/09/2020

It’s officially ATD weekend!! Please remember that we are following all local COVID policies. Don’t forget to bring a mask and practice social distancing when possible. Most establishments in this region are requiring everyone to follow the CDC recommendations. Because this is a public event, we must follow along.

We are looking forward to meeting new attendees and all those from past events!! Let’s send ATD out with a bang this year!!

Everyone be safe as you are traveling!!

***CHANGE***All! We apologize for the last minute change for the Meet and Greet. @tapocolodge reached out with an unplan...
10/06/2020

***CHANGE***

All! We apologize for the last minute change for the Meet and Greet. @tapocolodge reached out with an unplanned availability for us Friday! We are scheduled for 6:30pm. Come out and support them again this year as we hang out and prepare for the event! We look forward to seeing you! #tapocolodge #attackthedragon #attackthedragonannualmeet #tailofthedragon

Who's looking forward to Saturday?!Schedule still stands with the annual photo with @killboydotcom at NOON at Fontana Da...
10/05/2020

Who's looking forward to Saturday?!

Schedule still stands with the annual photo with @killboydotcom at NOON at Fontana Dam. Anyone wanting to caravan from @fontanavillage should meet near the cabins below Wild Wood Grill at 11:30.

Following the photo we will proceed to The Hub in Robbinsville for lunch. After lunch we're going for a drive! Plan on following on this awesome 120 mile journey that will conclude with a pass on the Dragon.

We look forward to seeing everyone Friday evening and Saturday! Travel safe friends! #attackthedragon #attackthedragonannualmeet #fontanavillage #fontanavillageresort #killboy #thehub

10/02/2020

1 week away from the best Tail of the Dragon event, can’t wait to see everyone, let’s make this one for the ages.

Are you ready? #attackthedragon #attackthedragonannualmeet #atdEM1 #finalATD
09/19/2020

Are you ready? #attackthedragon #attackthedragonannualmeet #atdEM1 #finalATD

09/16/2020

Just a reminder, this will be our final Attack the Dragon event. We appreciate everyone that has attended each event in the past and that will be attending this final event. Please spread the word and bring some folks to this years event.

Please be sure to make a reservation with our sponsor Fontana Village Resort as well.

We will be hosting our Friday night Meet and Greet on the grounds of Fontana Village. We will be grilling out at the ATD staff cabin. We’ll provide the food, you provide the drinks.

The plan for the official event on Saturday is to have our group photo taken first. We’ll then head to The Hub in Robbinsville for lunch. The Dragon Run will take place after lunch.

Again, we appreciate all of our current and past sponsors. But without our current and past attendees, we wouldn’t have had 13 great years to celebrate. Thank you to our sponsors and attendees. It’s been a great run!

09/10/2020

Folks we were just informed that we need four more reservations to hold the group rate pricing. If you are still deciding, go ahead and make the reservation.

We have been very grateful for the partnership with @fontanavillage over the years. Please use the listed rates for the ...
09/08/2020

We have been very grateful for the partnership with @fontanavillage over the years. Please use the listed rates for the accommodations when making your reservations with them for our final event. Please call them and mention you are with Attack the Dragon. There is a two night minimum for your reservation. #attackthedragon #attackthedragonannualmeet #fontanavillage #fontanavillageresort

Thank you for the last many years of support and making this such a great event. We hope to see you at the final event i...
08/29/2020

Thank you for the last many years of support and making this such a great event. We hope to see you at the final event in Oct.

#attackthedragon #attackthedragonannualmeet

Time for some good news for our event.  Fontana Village is reopening Monday August 17th.  If you haven’t called them for...
08/09/2020

Time for some good news for our event. Fontana Village is reopening Monday August 17th. If you haven’t called them for a reservation, make plans to do so on the 17th. We’ll be reaching out about our group rates and any previously made reservations.

Fontana Village Resort & Marina has some exciting news!!
The Resort will be opening on Monday August 17, 2020.
The below letter has a typo and we will opening on Monday August 17th.
Sorry for any confusion!

We will continue to update things (website,emails & Facebook) as employees are brought back to work but we were so excited we wanted to share the news.

Please se below information

07/15/2020

Good evening everyone! We hope everyone is doing well during this difficult time. We are still planning to hold our event as normal unless the state of Tennessee and North Carolina don't allow us to do so. We are actively looking at options for our Meet and Greet dinner and the event lunch. Keep checking back for updates on that part of the event.

With the unfortunate closing of Fontana Village Resort, we have been forced to look for other lodging options for everyone attending the event this year. Keep in mind, due to time constraints, we have not pursued any group rate pricing. Everyone will have to select any available lodging in the area. Below are five links for some lodging options.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again this year.

https://bluewatersmtnl.com/

https://thesimplelifecampground.com/

https://tapoco.com/

https://www.choicehotels.com/north-carolina/robbinsville/quality-inn-hotels/nc894?source=gyxt

https://www.riversedgetreehouses.com/

As we mentioned previously, we are monitoring this very closely. In no way does this affect our event unless it is illeg...
06/10/2020

As we mentioned previously, we are monitoring this very closely. In no way does this affect our event unless it is illegal to gather. ATDXIII will still be held. This does have an impact on lodging for the event. Fontana Village Resort has been a long time sponsor and provided great group rate pricing for our event. We are hopeful that can continue under new ownership if that’s the direction things head. The ATD staff will be reaching out to coordinate the best options for lodging for our attendees that aren’t local to the area. We want to personally thank the staff at @fontanavillage for always being helpful and friendly. As much as our attendees have helped, our sponsors have helped our event grow to what it is today. #attackthedragonannualmeet #attackthedragonstaff

From #miatasatthegap we are seeing uncertainty with the future of our longtime sponsor @fontanavillage We are hopeful th...
06/05/2020

From #miatasatthegap we are seeing uncertainty with the future of our longtime sponsor @fontanavillage We are hopeful that something can be worked out, however we are watching this closely and looking into options for our Oct event. Please stay tuned and understand that we WILL be having the event, unless current events make it illegal to do so. Please continue to watch and support all of our previous sponsors! #attackthedragon #attackthedragonannualmeet #fontanavillage #fontanavillageresort

We can't wait to see everyone in Oct! Repost @m_ward2k6Can’t wait to go back. October feels so far away. #attackthedrago...
05/26/2020

We can't wait to see everyone in Oct!

Repost @m_ward2k6
Can’t wait to go back. October feels so far away. #attackthedragon #attackthedragonannualmeet #tsx #acura #euror #honda #accord #tailofthedragon #tsxclub #tsxclubofficial

We at @attackthedragon hope you all are well and staying safe. As we all navigate this difficult time, we hope that we c...
04/07/2020

We at @attackthedragon hope you all are well and staying safe. As we all navigate this difficult time, we hope that we can come together in Oct for the annual event. But the number one concern is for everyone's health. Keep working on those projects and preps for this fall! #attackthedragon #attackthedragonannualmeet

Awful tragedy that hit central Tennessee. #prayfornashville
03/03/2020

Awful tragedy that hit central Tennessee. #prayfornashville

Happy New Year from the ATD staff. We wish you all a blessed 2020! We look forward to seeing everyone in Oct! #attackthe...
01/01/2020

Happy New Year from the ATD staff. We wish you all a blessed 2020! We look forward to seeing everyone in Oct! #attackthedragon #attackthedragonannualmeet #happynewyear

The ATD staff wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!!
12/25/2019

The ATD staff wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!!

Happy Thanksgiving from the ATD Staff! We hope everyone has a great day!!
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from the ATD Staff! We hope everyone has a great day!!

Thank you to all of our Veterans past and present!! Happy Veteran’s Day!!
11/11/2019

Thank you to all of our Veterans past and present!! Happy Veteran’s Day!!

We also want to announce our first sponsor for ATDXIII, @autoartworks. AutoArtworks have created iconic renderings of ve...
11/08/2019

We also want to announce our first sponsor for ATDXIII, @autoartworks. AutoArtworks have created iconic renderings of vehicles for years!! We are thrilled to have them onboard all the way from the UK!! Go give them a follow on Instagram and Facebook!! #attackthedragonannualmeet #atdxiii #autoartworks

11/08/2019

Attack the Dragon 13th annual event will be held 10/10/2020!!! Get those vehicles ready and time off requests in folks!!

11/05/2019

The Dropbox links to the individual and group Killboy photos will be taken down at the end of the week. Be sure to grab your photos before then. We will create a backup just in case there are procrastinators in the group...hahaha!!

Friday will be the official announcement for next year’s event date. We’ll also be sharing our first sponsorship for ATD XIII.

Stay tuned folks!

10/24/2019

We’re currently working on group rates with Fontana Village Resort for ATD XIII. Once those are finalized, we share the news.

Attack The Dragon's cover photo
10/20/2019

Attack The Dragon's cover photo

Although this year's attendance was lower than last year, we still had a great event. We are in the planning stages for ...
10/20/2019

Although this year's attendance was lower than last year, we still had a great event. We are in the planning stages for ATD XIII right now. We should have an official date announced by the first of November. We will also be working on group rates with both Fontana Village and Tapoco Lodge. Once we have group rates finalized, we'll let everyone know so the best deal can be had. Again, thanks to everyone that came out for the 12th annual event. Everyone is responsible for spreading the word and making number 13 the greatest ever.

10/18/2019

Individual photos should be ready today. We’re trying to get a link set up so everyone can find their photos easy. We’re having some technical issues at the moment. Hopefully everything will be resolved today. Just bear with us one more day. Apologies for the delay.

10/17/2019

Individual and group photos that were taken by our sponsor, Killboy, will be shared later today. Please stay tuned! Our apologies for the delay.

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10/17/2019

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Founded by two guys who like cars, some 550 miles apart. Before big social media, we used forums to connect and help others in our auto community. By off topic conversation, this meet was formed, and so was the lasting friendships created by it. Meeting each year in October, since 2008, this event has grown into something many anticipate and drive from miles around to attend. We converge in Fontana Village for lunch the day of and spend the day enjoying each other's company while taking in the amazing drive and views provided by US 129 "The Dragon". From the Atlantic coast, the Midwest, the South and as reaching as Las Vegas, NV, people drive...to just drive. Welcome to the family!

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Only now getting the stuff I bought from the last event in order. Stained some wood for the road sign and got a frame for the poster.
Some shots from ATD2K19
Just got my keychain.
Does anyone knows when the group pictures at the dam will be for sale?