HSR Sets Ridge Runner Rally


CLEARWATER, Fla. — Historic Sportscar Racing officials confirmed the inaugural HSR Ridge Runner Rally, June 23-28, an already sold-out event offering participants a one-of-a-kind tour of the most scenic highways and byways in the southeastern U.S. and luxury accommodations and tour stops at some of the finest hotels and attractions in the country.

The inaugural HSR Ridge Runner Rally begins and ends in Chattanooga, Tenn., with the nearly-week-long tour visiting Blue Ridge, Georgia and the North Carolina cities of Robbinsville, Asheville and Lake Lure.

A limited number of 15 entries were available for the first Ridge Runner Rally, based on two-person occupancy and a per-vehicle price of $5,500, and the event sold out 24 hours after advance announcement of HSR’s newest venture.

The HSR Ridge Runner Rally begins in the classic southern city of Chattanooga on Sunday, June 23, with accommodations at the Westin downtown and reception at Citron et Sel, a La Carrera Panamericana-themed tequila bar and restaurant in Chattanooga’s nearby West Village.

The opening road-going segment of the Rally is a trip to Snowbird Mountain Lodge in Robbinsville, via Blue Ridge, with a stop at the Mercier Orchards for lunch.

After a night at the Snowbird, June 25 takes the Rally to the Lodge on Lake Lure in a great scenic drive with a picnic lunch.
June 26, may feature up to three different adventures, with plans currently being finalized for possible stops at the Biltmore Estate, Penske Racing and a private tour of Rick Hendrick’s Heritage Collection.

The journey back to Chattanooga begins June 27, with a highlight stop along the way at the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, N.C. That evening features a banquet dinner and prize giving back at the Westin, with the Rally coming to close the morning of June 28, with a farewell breakfast.