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Blue Ridge Mountains Drive
5 days, 4 nights
May 15th to the 19th
So far we have 9 cars, 16 people!
Email me directly at Dave@BritishCarClubCharleston.com
if you would like to join the fun.


We will have beautiful drives through the Blue Ridge Mountains.  These are the kind of roads our LBC's were designed for! 

I will be driving my MGA, 77hp.  This drive will not be a race.  I like driving briskly, not fast.  We will stop at overlooks, water falls and anything else that looks appealing.  We will use the club walkie-talkies to keep in touch with each other.
Here is a summary of last falls drive.
Drive to Little Switzerland via The Blue Ridge Parkway returning on the Diamondback

Lunch will be on the terrace at Little Switzerland Inn.




 Time/distance for the day


May 15

 Total Wine & More to Mill Spring, NC

Emberglow Outdoor Resort 

We will stop in Saluda, SC for lunch and gas

 Leave at 9am

 5 hours, 24 min, 255 miles






May 16

 Drive to Little Switzerland, includes The Diamondback, shown below

 1 hour 15 minutes,

53 miles

 3 hours, 40 minutes, 138 miles

Leave at 9:30am


Lunch at Little Switzerland Inn with a Porsche Targa group


90 miles back



Dinner at the Lake House Bar & Grill


Dinner on the waterfront


May 17

Drive around Lake Lure (see below)

Have breakfast at Victory Kitchen at 7:15am

 20 minutes

Leave around 7am

 Opening restaurant early for us


Drive to Point Lookout Vineyards, Grandad's Apples and Parker-Binns Vineyard (they do have beer)


Dinner at Parker-Binns at 5pm

116 miles


May 18

 Drive through Pisgah Forest along the Blue Ridge Parkway

 3 hours 20 minutes driving, 122 miles

 Box picnic lunch


 Drive back to Emberglow through Chimney Rock




May 19

Mill Spring, NC to Charleston


5 hours, 30 min, 260 miles

The times assume taking back roads, even to and from Charleston.  If The times assume taking we took Route 26, to and from Charleston, the drive would be about 4 hours, not 5.5.  Most of Rt 26 is 70mph which is pushing my little A, but it can be done.  So this is an option.
Parker-Binn Vineyard, wine and dinner
Point Lookout Vineyards
Early morning breakfast at Victory Kitchen, Point Lookout Vineyards then wine and dinner at Parker-Binns Vineyard.

We'll snake along the right side of Lake Lure. It is full of winding tree covered roads and mountain hills. We'll then have breakfast at Victory Kitchen.

We'll then go to Point Lookout winery with great wines and fantastic views.

Drive through Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Bat Cave towards Asheville to the Blue Ridge Parkway. We will drive by Buck Springs Gap Overlook and onto Pisgah Hwy to Pink Beds Picnic Area. We'll have dinner at Sierra Nevada Brrwing Co. We will return through Chimney Rock where we can stop and walk through the town if we want.

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The store at Emberglow has minimal supplies. I recommend bringing breakfast and snack foods.
The drives listed below are from last fall and will change.
Victory Kitchen for breakfast
Meet at Total Wine & More in West Ashley at 9am
Dinner at La Strada Italian restaurant at 6pm

Total Wine & More
1820 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC

La Strada Italian Restaurant overlooking Lake Lure
Tuesday - Option 1
Drive to Little Switzerland via Diamondback

Lunch will be on the terrace at Little Switzerland Inn at 11:30.
Have a little wine at Linville Falls Winery
Walk across the Mile High Bridge
Here is an option to go to Banner Elk rather than Blowing Rock.