Vagon looks great!
How congested is The Dragon? It's on my bucket list, but I've heard it's un-driveable at times, due to it being on everyone else's list too...
HOT! Also, your license plate is made of win.
Last week was MINIs On The Dragon; the 10th one. It was crazy. We took the wagon instead of the MINIs as all our friends we see once a year wanted to see it and ride in it. I even gave the MINI USA head of social media a ride she won't forget.
Visit these websites for great spots to enjoy some curves.
I personally recommend The Diamondback and The Devil's Whip. Plus they can be done in the same trip. I also recommend Hwy 221 between Grandfather Mountian and Blowing Rock.
I've been to the dragon for a weekend twice. I think of the 20 or some runs we did, LEO was there 18 of those times. Still had fun, but it's controlled fun. The last time I went with the quattro club They (LEO) gave us the headsup on where they were sitting and played it out very simply; No radar jammers, No super-high speed runs.
It's still decent if you're looking just to stroll around at a moderate speed, but there's no more tripple digit playing around anymore. I don't have the balls to do that with 100+foot drop offs anyway, so it didn't bother me.
Back in the heyday my Wife was a regular and she was considered the third best Dragon driver in her MINI Cooper S. Third only to 2 sport bikers. Her best time from the Overlook to the Store was 10:30.