Come join Table Rock Sports Car Club on Saturday, October 15th in Morganton, NC. Rediscover the pleasures of back-road driving; enjoy the scenic beauty of North Carolina’s foothills and mountains; consider the history of where we live; and partake in a poker run for prizes. As a bonus, you’ll be supporting the Exploring Joara Foundation and public archaeology in the Catawba and Yadkin river valleys. This is Touring Joara 2016!
The Table Rock Sports Car Club of Burke County, NC has incorporated into this year’s Tour:
- “Diamondback” (190 curves in 12 miles – an alternate route is provided); “Devil’s Whip” (160 curves in 12 miles); and “the Worm” (51 curves in 5.5 miles);
- Stunning views of Lake James, Table Rock, Shortoff Mountain, Lake Tahoma, and Mount Mitchell; and
- Opportunities to explore local historical sites.
Only 100 cars will be registered. Early registration through July 31 is $30 per car, regular registration through September 30 is $35, and day-of-the-event registration is $40. Email Marie at ED@exploringjoara.org for a registration package. Online registration will open soon at http://exploringjoara.org/.
Car enthusiasts will assemble at Catawba Meadows Park, 701 Sanford Drive, Morganton, N.C. Check-in (receive tour packets) is from 7:30 am to 8:45 am. This is your opportunity to check out the assembled sports cars and view the new Joara living history center of Native American houses. The driver’s meeting and Exploring Joara presentation will conclude by 9:30 am when the cars roll out. Poker run prizes will be announced at 3:30 pm.