Eleven miles, 318 curves: Watch VW Golf R owners tame the Dragon

For the past 11 years, Volkswagen Golf R and R32 owners have gathered on the North Carolina/Tennessee border to enjoy some of the country’s most beautiful scenery and mountain roads surrounding the famous “Tail of the Dragon” – U.S. Route 129. The road’s 318 curves over some 11 miles draws a steady crowd of driving enthusiasts.

Earlier this year, Sean Maynard, a specialist in experiential marketing at Volkswagen of America, attended the event and invited his friend, and new Mk7 Golf R owner, Gavin Smith along for the journey. Despite owning a number of different Volkswagen models over the years, Gavin had never been to a VW enthusiast event. Sean was excited to show his friend the great Volkswagen car community and drive some amazing roads at the same time.