Back of the Dragon Weekend Oct. 5-8


October 5 – 8, 2018

Back of the Dragon Driving Tour

Back Of the Dragon, Marion VA

157-301 B F Buchanan Hwy, Marion, VA 24354, USA

‘Back of the Dragon’ October Driving Tour Register   

A 32 mile span of Virginia Route 16 with over three hundred curves, the ‘Back of the Dragon’ is one of the premier roads in the nation for sports cars, with spectacular views crossing three mountains from Marion to Tazewell in western Virginia.

Columbus Day weekend we will head west to tackle this and other BMW worthy routes.
Highlights of the driving tour will include:
  • Caravan from Hampton Roads to Marion, Friday, October 5
  • Drive ‘Back of Dragon’ multiple days (, Oct. 6 & 7
  • Lunch on Saturday in the historic valley of Burke’s Garden (, BBQ, fixin’s, and dessert prepared by the Amish all for $12 (vegetarian option available)
  • ‘Song of the Mountains’ bluegrass concert ( at the famous Lincoln Theater in Marion, Oct. 6
  • ‘To the Breaks and Back’ tour on Sunday ( with sightseeing and lunch at Breaks Interstate Park, the “Grand Canyon of the South” ( $2/car entry, $14 buffet
Accommodations at the historic General Francis Marion Hotel (
Plan now to join us Oct. 5-8 on the ‘Back of the Dragon’:
Make hotel reservations (276-783-4800) – request block of rooms held under name Dr. G. Schrader with BMW Car Club by Sept. 1 (Traditional Queen regularly $120, 10% discount if we fill the rooms)
Order ‘Song of the Mountains’ tickets online ( for Sat., Oct. 6 at 7 pm, $25/$30 each (or purchase at door if available)
RSVP at ( For additional info contact Darin Kwasniewski at or 757-304-1512


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