The Tail of the Lotus Dragon
Locals will tell you that you will have a hard time finding a straight road in East Tennessee. The Smokies and their foothills make sure of that.
Have you ever heard of The Tail of the Dragon? Just 45 minutes from the LOG 42 hotel will start an exhilarating journey to Deals Gap, North Carolina. Over the 11 miles of “The Dragon”, you will slalom your way through many, many turns of lovely views. At the end of the drive, you can ultimately say that you slew The Dragon.
Situated in East Tennessee, Knoxville has the prettiest countryside anywhere to be found in The United States, with cityscapes of Downtown to the splendid views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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LOG 42 Activity Schedule
Day 0 Activities
August 24, 2023 – Thursday
Day 1 Activities
August 25, 2023 – Friday
Day 2 Activities
August 26, 2023 – Saturday
Day 3 Activities
August 27, 2023 – Sunday
Day 4 Activities
August 28, 2023 – Monday
Highlight and Guest Speaker
This Lotus Mark VI owned by Patrick Dennis will be spotlighted at LOG 42’s headquarters hotel. The Mark VI is the first production Lotus car introduced by Colin Chapman back in 1952. It was the first Lotus to compete outside of England, and the first to be imported into North America.
David Hobbs, the famous race car driver and past NBC commentator, was seen at the Amelia Island Concours in March. He will be the featured guest speaker at the LOG’s Saturday night banquet.
So, if you haven’t seen a Mark VI or met racing celebrity David Hobbs, come to LOG 42 in Knoxville, Tennessee this coming August 25.
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LOG 42 Contests
Why should you enter any of the contests? Why not? It gives you chance to show off your handy work and a trophy from a national event is nothing to sneeze at. Also for those attendees who, for whatever reasons, cannot bring their cars, this is another way to participate and feel involved. This is the same reason that, if I have a spare seat, I try to take someone from the hotel to the concours field who did not bring or maybe has not yet purchased a Lotus. They always seem to enjoy it.
One thing I occasionally hear is “I can’t take photos as good as him” or “I’ll never beat them as they spend too much’’. Money spent doesn’t really influence voters and the idea behind the photo or craft is more important than the skill of the entrant. The best and most clever ideas normally win. Hopefully we can get enough entries in the contests to justify more than just having first place trophies. —Click here to know more
Self-Guided Drives: Driving East Tennessee
Sometimes it is all about the drive. And yes, sometimes it is all about the destination. But what if you could combine BOTH?
The selection of Knoxville, Tennessee for LOG 42 comes with some wonderful options for the driver and the sightseer. We have constructed several self-guided drives that will take you through scenic roads, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and even some local historic sites. Yes, we have the world famous Tail of the Dragon, but there is so much more to experience in East Tennessee.
Let’s preview some of those drives to show you what LOG 42 has in store!
Dress up in LOG 42 Fashion
The ordering of LOG42 apparel is part of your registration process. Please refer to the LOG42 Registration Form to place your order. Lotus Ltd. membership is required to attend LOG 42. If you are not a member, please join and then login to the website as a member of Lotus Ltd. If you need any assistance, please contact us and we will help you out! Please note that no additional clothing orders will be accepted after August 1st, 2023. Here is a general list of this year’s offerings.
• T-Shirt in Sport Gray: $20/ea (S-XL) – $22/ea (2XL-3XL)
• Polo Shirt in Steel Gray: $32/ea (S-XL) – $35/ea (2XL-3XL)
• Twill Shirt in Storm Gray: $34/ea (S-XL) – $37/ea (2XL-3XL)
• Cap in Light Gray: $25/ea
In addition to the Official LOG Apparel, there will be other clothing items and Lotus Ltd. merchandise.
*Click HERE to see the LOG 42 Refund Policy.