One Lap of the Mountains

Kelsey-Hutchinson Park

One Lap of the Mountains VI is scheduled to roll on Friday morning June 8. You are invited to join the fun as forty lucky drivers, with their passengers, drive beautiful mountain “less traveled” roads and experience the comradery the One Lappers from past years have enjoyed. One Lap of the Mountains will begin on Pine Street in Kelsey-Hutchinson Park, also site of the Saturday event, Cars in the Park. A continental breakfast will be available to all participants beginning at 7:30 AM. Because of the logistics involving rest room stops, sight-seeing stops and restaurant seating, we will depart in two groups of twenty cars. The first cars will depart K-H Park at 8:30 AM sharp and the second group at 9:00 AM sharp. Pre-register if you plan to participate as One Lap has become so popular it fills up quickly. Please designate your preference as to the 8:30 AM or 9:00 AM departure. We will do our best to accommodate your wishes, but spots will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. One Lap of the Mountains 2018 will be capped at 40 cars.

The first drivers meeting will begin at 8:00 AM sharp for Group #1 and at 8:30 AM sharp for Group #2. Each driver and one passenger will receive a HMF cap. Drivers will also receive a 2018 HMF poster. Instructions for the day and detailed drivers log will be handed out and covered in the drivers meetings.

One Lap of the Mountains 2018 registration is $125.00 per car and includes one passenger. The charge for each additional passenger is $25.00 which includes a HMF cap. The continental breakfast is included in the registration price but participants pay for their own lunch.

Awarding of points to those One Lap participants who also show their car on Saturday was a big success last year and will be continued in 2018. All “interesting” cars are invited to participate in the One Lap, but please be advised that we will be navigating very mountainous and curvy roads. Make sure your choice of wheels is up to the task!

This year’s route will encompass an approximate total of 180 miles. Chuck, the owner of Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ in Franklin, NC, has reserved a dining room especially for the One Lappers. You will be able to order everything from great BBQ to “a lite affaire” from the menu. If all stays on schedule, we should return to Highlands no later than 4:00 PM, and in plenty of time to rest up and prepare for the Friday night meet and greet at The Ugly Dog Public Tavern.

One Lap of the Mountains, as part of the Highlands Motoring Festival, raises a significant amount of the donations made to Highlands local charities each year. Everyone involved in putting on HMF events are volunteers and all money raised, less our cost, goes to our local charities. Rest assured that your HMF registration fees are greatly appreciated and well spent. See you on June 8!

Gus Lard
“Wagon Master

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