So far, the Committee has had ten responses from members who are interested in a tour of the Mid-Atlantic region. June is the date that the Committee decided upon based on the responses and the two Jag related events that are scheduled and would work for a stop on the tour. The Committee has done its best to avoid interstates and major highways, sticking where possible to secondary and more scenic roads. From the starting point to the final stop, the Committee has also done its best to make the drive relaxing, covering about 200-250 miles per day with stops along the way and interesting attractions at each overnight. Here is the plan which could be changed in the next few weeks if the Committee receives objections or better suggestions:
Meet at the IHOP in Waldorf, MD (just south of the DC beltway). Depart for Petersburg, VA and the Moss Motorfest car show and tour of the Moss facilities. Overnight in Petersburg.
Morning visit to the Pamplin Historical Park (Civil War history exhibit a la Colonial Williamsburg) or Petersburg Civil War Battlefield. After lunch, depart for Greensboro, NC on mainly back roads. Local points of interest, TBD. Overnight in Greensboro.
Depart of Asheville, NC via back roads and Blue Ridge Parkway. Tour the Biltmore Estate and overnight on the Estate or in lodging of your choice in Asheville.
More time visiting the Estate (you could easily spend two full days there and not do it justice) then depart for Little Switzerland via the Blue Ridge Parkway for the concours event. Overnights Tuesday, the 11th and Wednesday, the 12th at Little Switzerland. The NC Jaguar club’s concours runs Tue.-Fri.
Take in the car show or enjoy the mountain roads on your own.
Tour officially ends but you can stay longer if you choose or find a route home that floats your boat.
Once the Committee has a good reading on serious participants, it will post a list of lodging accomodations at each of the stops and investigate meal possibilities. Of course, there is no fee involved in participating on the Tour, but each participant will be responsible for arranging their room reservations and be responsible for all of their own expenses. The Committee has spoken with the folks at Moss Motorfest and it is strongly recommended that participants register for the event at the Moss website soon. That will ensure that a space will be available for you on the show field. Otherwise, you may be stuck with parking with the general public riff raff.