View Full Version : Snakes vs the Snake Mountain cruise- March 23, 2013 -- NC/TN/VA

02-05-2013, 09:51 PM

Who is up for 489 curves in 33 miles, 3 mountains, and 1 valley cruise? The cruise will be on March 23, 2013. The cruise will start in Hickory, NC go to Bristol TN/VA and back to I40 via Hwy 58. If you would like to come and be a part of the pack, post here.

Mtn Cruise Participants:

1. Michael Woodward - 2001 White SVT Cobra Coupe
2. Tony Sorrentino - 2009 Vista Blue Shelby GT500 Coupe
3. Robbie Kiser- 2012 Competition Orange Boss 302 Coupe
4. Mike Boyle- 1997 Pacific Green Cobra Vert
5. Greg Procaccini - 2012 White Boss 302 Coupe
6. Alan Toney- 2011 Shelby GT500
7. Mickey Johnson- 1997 Pacific Green Coupe
8. Daniel Brooks - 2007 Grey Mustang GT Coupe
9. Rana Brooks - 1996 Mystic Saleen Convertible

02-06-2013, 01:10 PM
Is there a map online of the route?

02-06-2013, 08:46 PM
No, no map but it goes from Hwy 321 in Hickory to Boone, NC to Bristol, TN, to Hwy 58 in VA, back down Hwy 220 to I40 for dinner. :)

02-07-2013, 08:22 AM
I always have a great time on these Mt. Cruises. You can add my name to the list of going!

02-19-2013, 09:46 PM
I would love to join the party, especially since it starts at a few miles from my house.

Is it OK to invite non-Snakes to join in the fun? I have spent most of my time on another forum since I just found my Shelby about 6 weeks ago. We usually have a pretty strong turnout of Mustangs when we have a GTG, most are S197's and all are nice cars.

02-19-2013, 10:25 PM
Open to any Mustang or Ford that wants to join us. :)

02-20-2013, 07:17 PM
added myself thanks

02-21-2013, 06:16 AM
Robbie, what time do you roll out? I assume you are meeting at Arby's?

02-21-2013, 03:24 PM
Robbie, what time do you roll out? I assume you are meeting at Arby's?
yes we typically meet up with the guys out of Charlotte. I will let you know the time when it get closer

02-27-2013, 02:47 PM
I will be coming. One of these days we are going to have to run the Diamondback. I get to try out my new seats, and I will have a go-pro along for the ride, too.

02-27-2013, 08:51 PM
Actually, we have run Hwy 226 Alternate before into Little Switzerland. We even stopped at the ice cream shoppe for a cool treat.

03-02-2013, 08:45 PM
When you have times, please post. I might be able to join up somewhere along the way.

03-03-2013, 02:06 PM
Will need to check work schedule, but would love to join...thanks

03-11-2013, 07:26 PM
I sure hope I can keep up:o

03-11-2013, 08:33 PM
Maybe I should just bring the Boss to even things up a bit? :)

Snoopy 777
03-11-2013, 09:46 PM
This does sound like fun, although I'd have to bring the truck. :(

The Shelby has never done well in mountain terrain :mad: I've got that fuel line or whatever problem of the early cars that no one ever figured out and after a short while in the elevation change it goes into limp mode. :(

03-11-2013, 10:09 PM
I never heard of that but then...mine's a 2009. :)

03-11-2013, 10:19 PM
Tony is there anyway we can find the thread from last time we did this cruise I had a map in it and it would help this trip

03-11-2013, 10:39 PM
Is this it Robbie: http://www.svtcobraclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18830

03-11-2013, 10:59 PM
Is this it Robbie: http://www.svtcobraclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18830 that's it let me know if that route is ok and I will post it here

03-11-2013, 11:29 PM
Fine by me!

03-12-2013, 01:41 PM
that's it let me know if that route is ok and I will post it here

here is the map link. The below directions begin in Hickory, NC here is the link as well

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...m&z=9&dirflg=d (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=US-321+N&daddr=36.31144,-81.74099+to:36.46927,-81.80568+to:36.5612,-82.02033+to:36.66429,-81.96578+to:36.59692,-81.53492+to:36.5901581,-81.3373287+to:36.55929,-81.41924+to:36.467219,-81.397439+to:36.4482703,-81.4225083+to:36.38036,-81.48533+to:36.31316,-81.51111+to:36.2344306,-81.5717247+to:I-40+W&geocode=FdbPIAIdPqom-w%3BFZARKgIdQrsg-ynbcqRgMfZQiDEAZmpO32XjWA%3BFRZ6LAIdkL4f-ymriIDx7VxQiDHtawXPFq_zGg%3BFTDhLQIdFngc-yk93OvJym9QiDFcSRUYmAN6wA%3BFeJzLwIdLE0d-ynfAlISvWxQiDGU5obODgtokg%3BFbhsLgIdOOAj-ylFO51tPUtQiDGfU0ROhYpghA%3BFU5SLgIdEOQm-ym7siDe1blRiDG669Fk5hG2xA%3BFbrZLQIdGKQl-ykNixslrbZRiDFU_Yih_UC1HA%3BFRNyLAIdQfkl-yn7UfGWJ65RiDGDGUpd5phPpQ%3BFQ4oLAIdVJcl-ykLz-w9dK5RiDEY830MLOxnQQ%3BFcgeKwId7qEk-ymZBeeFb6tRiDGF6WfD5leLiQ%3BFUgYKgIdOj0k-ykNpnsNrKpRiDFZh8gnbnHRJg%3BFb7kKAIddFAj-ymda6Ehm_5QiDHJvEXgfi8iaw%3BFarxIAIdOEYn-w&sll=36.23652,-81.531258&sspn=0.176674,0.363579&vpsrc=6&hl=en&mra=dvme&mrsp=12&sz=12&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12&ie=UTF8&ll=36.235412,-81.529541&spn=1.413396,2.90863&t=m&z=9&dirflg=d)

1. Head north on US-321 N
2. Turn left onto N Carolina 105 S
3. Turn right onto State Rd 1107
4. Turn left onto N Carolina 194 S/US-321 N/US-421 N Continue to follow US-421 N
Entering Tennessee
5. Sharp right onto TN-44 N
6. Continue onto VA-75 N/Green Spring Rd/Hickory Tree RdContinue to follow VA-75 N/Green Spring Rd
Entering Virginia
7. Turn right onto Co Rd 677/Watauga Rd
8. Turn right onto US-58 E/Jeb Stuart Hwy
9. Slight left onto Co Rd 878/W Laurel Ave
10. Turn right onto US-58 E/VA-91 S/Douglas Dr
11. Slight left onto US-58 E/Jeb Stuart Hwy
12. Turn right to stay on US-58 E/Jeb Stuart Hwy
13. Turn left onto US-58 E/Highlands PkwyContinue to follow US-58 E
14. Turn right onto US-58 E/VA-16 S/ TroutvilleHwy
15. Turn right onto VA-16 S/Jefferson Hwy Entering North Carolina
16. Continue onto N Carolina 16 S
17. Turn right onto N Carolina 88 W/US-221 S Continue to follow US-221 S
18. Turn right onto US-221 S/US-421 N Continue to follow US-421 N
19. Turn left onto N Carolina 105 S/US-221 S
20. Turn left onto US-321 S/Blowing Rock Rd Continue to follow US-321 S
Return to Hickory on HWY 321here you go

Snoopy 777
03-12-2013, 09:07 PM
I never heard of that but then...mine's a 2009. :)

The original Shelbys...aka...2007's...the best ones... had an issue w/ some of the cars....

The valuable first run cars...

The one's Carroll touched...

Did I say the valuable ones?

That Carroll touched/worked on?


03-12-2013, 09:16 PM
If they were the best ones, why did they have issues? :) Inquiring minds want to know! :rotf:

Snoopy 777
03-12-2013, 10:15 PM
Doesn't matter, Carroll touched them....they are like gold. :rotf:

03-16-2013, 09:59 AM
Tony Rana and I will attend. 07 GT and the 96 Saleen

03-16-2013, 07:54 PM
9 cars now going...let's hope for some good weather!!

03-16-2013, 08:24 PM
what time is the cruise starting?

03-17-2013, 09:58 AM
The meeting time in hickory is 930am at Arby's restaurant on 321N about 3 miles north of exit 123 on I40.

03-17-2013, 11:00 AM

03-21-2013, 02:00 PM
after a conversation with Tony we have decided to cancel this cruise due to weather.

03-21-2013, 05:45 PM
:( I was looking forward to it.

03-21-2013, 06:44 PM

03-21-2013, 08:51 PM
It's calling for ice on Saturday morning in the mountains. It's probably best we just reschedule for a later date. I was looking forward to running Hwy 421 again!! :(

03-22-2013, 03:02 PM
I am running it in the Explorer tomorrow. I have to go buy a gun in Johnson City, so I will check it out.

03-25-2013, 10:28 AM
it sprinkled a tiny bit. Good thing the cruise did not go on, though. They had a lot of the roads treated with brine, and every now and again you would come across a damp spot. We ran 321 to Johnson City. There are some decent spots on that stretch, but no where near as fun as 421.

03-25-2013, 01:50 PM
WHEW!! thought I missed this, couldn't get away this weekend but will definitely be down for when its rescheduled. Last one was awesome.

I actually just ran this on the way back from the Food City 500 the week before at Bristol, too much fun.

03-25-2013, 08:41 PM
Probably June or so...

03-26-2013, 06:55 PM
Are there plans to reschedule the cruise?

03-27-2013, 09:45 PM
Yes, let's wait till after the Superfest so we can channel our energies toward the cruise.