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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.

The Dates & The Rates

It will be held from Friday, August 25th through Sunday, August 27th, 2023. To join the festivities, 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!

Registration Rates

• Lotus Ltd. Member $155 Early Web Pre-registration deadline – May 1, 2023/ Each Immediate Family Member 13 years and older $115 each – Kids under 13 are free!

• Lotus Ltd. Member $190 Regular Web Registration deadline – July 15, 2023/ Each Immediate Family Member 13 years and older $115 each – Kids under 13 are free!

• Lotus Ltd. Member $215 Late Web Registration deadline – Aug 1, 2023/ Each Immediate Family Member 13 years and older $115 each – Kids under 13 are free!

• Current Lotus Ltd. Member $240 Walk In Registration at hotel – Aug 25, 2023/ Each Immediate Family Member 13 years and older $115 each – Kids under 13 are free!

*Click HERE to see the LOG 42 Refund Policy.

The Place

The LOG will take place at the Hilton Knoxville Airport (at McGhee Tyson Airport) in the Greater Knoxville, Tennesee area.

Your Accommodations

Standard rooms are available at a negotiated of rate of $129 per night. This rate is available Wednesday, August 23 – Tuesday, August 29, 2023. Be sure to make your arrangements early.

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Day 0 Activities

August 24, 2023 – Thursday

Arrive at the Hilton Knoxville Airport
Check-in Time: 3:00 P.M.


Take your time to settle in. You are on your own today so you choose your own pace.


Catch and early dinner in downtown Knoxville. You never know, there
may be a show at the Tennessee Theater or at the Bijou. Both venues attract world class entertainment. Have some fun doing some freestyle exploring.


Be sure to rest up. We have packed a lot in the next few days.

Day 1 Activities

August 25, 2023 – Friday

Arrive at the Hilton Knoxville Airport
Check-in Time: 3:00 P.M.


The LOG Registration Desk will be open from Noon until 5 P.M

Freshen up and prepare for the LOG42 Welcome Reception. Heavy hors d’oeuvres (included with your registration fees) and a cash bar will be available starting at 6 P.M.

Meet new friends and renew old acquaintances. Rest up. Day 2 is a busy day at LOG!

Day 2 Activities

August 26, 2023 – Saturday

Grab a quick breakfast and your are off to the Concours at the Birthplace of Sequoyah Museum. It’s a 35 minute drive so plan accordingly for an arrival of 8:30 A.M.

Once you arrive at the museum you will be guided to the field and where to park. Judging will start at 10 A.M. and will close at noon.

A boxed lunch will be provided as part of your registration fee. Your box lunch selections
(Beef, Ham, Turkey, or Vegan) are made on the LOG42 Registration Form. This includes sandwich, chips, dessert and choice of tea, lemonade or water.

Here’s a tip for you. You are so close to the Cherohala Skyway it would a shame to miss its winding roads and beautiful views. If time allows, take a drive. You will be glad you did.

After the concours you are invited back to the Hilton Knoxville Airport Hotel for the Saturday Banquet. Doors open around 6 P.M. There will be guest speakers and the
awards ceremony to follow. The banquet is not included with your registration fee. You
may make your meal selections on the LOG42 Registration Form.

Day 3 Activities

August 27, 2023 – Sunday

Ease into Sunday with breakfast and a choice of Autocross or one or more of the self guided drives. Hey! There is even a Scavenger Hunt if you are one to explore.

Hosted by the Adrenaline Driving Series, the Autocross will be conducted at the Knoxville Smokies Baseball Stadium. This is approximately a 40 minute drive from the Hilton
Knoxville Airport Hotel. To reserve a spot please fill in LOG42 Registration Form.
Note: Lotus Ltd. has negotiated a discounted rate of $75 if you book through the
registration form.

If you prefer to take in the sights you can select one or more of the self guided drives. East Tennessee offers some of the most challenging roads with the prettiest scenery you can find anywhere in the world. Whichever drive you choose you will sure not to be
disappointed. Just don’t lose track of time. The banquet buffet starts at 6 P.M.

We end the day at the hotel for the buffet and the Autocross Awards. The buffet is not included in your registration fee. Please fill in LOG42 Registration Form to make your selections.

Day 4 Activities

August 28, 2023 – Monday

Under Construction – Details Coming Soon!

Additional Activities

Think you have seen or done it all Not even close.

Tech Sessions are in development and will be conducted at the hotel.
A Pigeon Forge Bus Trip (Sunday) will bring you to The Island Family Fun Center for tons of entertainment possibilities. Try the
Escape Room, sample some moonshine, or just stroll around and enjoy some bluegrass music at this giant walking friendly park.

East Tennessee offers you so many options. If food is your thing try the Tapoco Tavern after you have slain the Dragon. Just a 6 minute drive further into North Carolina where you can relax with a beverage and some their famous Trout n’ Chips outside on their expansive deck.

Sticking closer to Knoxville you can take a tour of Historic Gay Street. Take time to explore Mast General Store, shop in Knoxville’s Market Square and more. August gets warm in Knoxville. Don’t miss your chance to get a “Sassy Cow” at Cruz Farm Dairy.

And don’t forget the drives that you have not been able to enjoy yet. Of course there is the Tail of The Dragon but there is so much more. (Here is a tip for you. If you want to drive the Dragon, do it on a weekday. The Dragon is world famous and very gets busy in
the summer especially on weekends.)

Brushy Mountain and The Devil’s Triangle is also a great drive through the hills. Here is a silly fact for you. Brushy mountain was once a working Tennessee State Penitentiary. Many of the “guests” were convicted moonshiners. The irony here is once the penitentiary closed the distillery opened! Take the tour and learn about Brushy Mountain’s previous, and infamous, residents. Have some barbeque at the Captain’s Table.

East Tennessee has no shortage of museums. Drive the loop in Cades Cove to see what life was like before The Great Smoky Mountains became a Nation Park. If you would like to take in the history and culture the Museum of Appalachia is the best way to do it. Gain an appreciation for the contribution Oak Ridge made during World War II’s Manhattan Project.

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.

Don’t wait register for LOG 42 now!

Wheels 2023 - Mark 6
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LOG 42 Contests
LOG Contest
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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!

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Drive 1: Norris Lake and Museum of Appalachia

Click HERE for drive details.

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Drive 2: Brushy Mountain and the Devil’s Triangle

Click HERE for drive details.

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Drive 4: The Island and Gatlinburg

Click HERE for drive details.

LOG42 fashion

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.

Save your spot for the LOG

To join the festivities, 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! Here are the registration rates:
• Lotus Ltd. Member $155 EARLY Web Pre-registration deadline – May 1, 2023/ Each Immediate Family Member 13 years and older $115 each – Kids under 13 are free!
• Lotus Ltd. Member $190 REGULAR Web Registration deadline – July 15, 2023/ Each Immediate Family Member 13 years and older $115 each – Kids under 13 are free!
• Lotus Ltd. Member $215 LATE Web Registration deadline – Aug 1, 2023/ Each Immediate Family Member 13 years and older $115 each – Kids under 13 are free!
• Current Lotus Ltd. Member $240 WALK IN Registration at hotel – Aug 25, 2023/ Each Immediate Family Member 13 years and older $115 each – Kids under 13 are free!

*Click HERE to see the LOG 42 Refund Policy.
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