The June tour was a three leg driving event with some education thrown into
the mix. After gathering at Starbucks near Cumming we drove the Buford Dam
road, which is winding and scenic, as the first leg of our journey to Road
Atlanta. Once there we watched our fellow Porsche lovers driving the course
during their DE experience. Then Bill Crumley provided a very educational
description of what a DE is all about. He explained what you must do in
advance if you want to get involved, as well as going over the costs, and
choices you have on helmets, cloths, and how DE's might affect your car. He
took numerous questions as he went through his talking points. Then he
provided a warning that DE's are habit forming, and you might find yourself
hooked after doing just one.
Following the DE presentation we all took advantage of the opportunity to
do parade laps on the track. $20 well spent; and to make it even better the
money goes to charities supported by Peachstate! The parade laps alone
could have a tendency to get you hooked on wanting to come back and get to
drive the track with an instructor.
Immediately following the parade laps we drove to Dahlonega to the famous
Smith House, where they serve southern cooking meats and vegetables served
family style. No one went away hungry, and I think everyone agreed the food
was first class.
Following our nap-worthy lunch we drove further into the mountains crossing
Woody's Gap, Wolfpen Gap, and Neal's Gap before ending in Cleveland. What's
more we managed to do it all without any rain!
Check out the pictures in the gallery here and the parade lap video below.