Wichita Section

Weekend in Asheville, NC - Highlands Motoring Festival/Crowne Plaza Resort

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 3:00pm to Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 10:00am
Asheville and Highlands, NC
Asheville, NC
North Carolina
Frank Towson

Please join the Carolinas Section in Asheville, NC for our Weekend in Western North Carolina starting Friday, June 11th through Sunday, June 13th.

Our members can arrive and check in at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Asheville, NC on Friday afternoon. Information will be available so attendees can explore this charming town Friday night before our FUN begins Saturday morning.

After you have had a good night’s rest, we will meet up at 8:30 am at the Crowne Plaza and leave by 9:00 am to begin our scenic drive to Highlands, NC where we will take in the 14th Annual Highlands Motoring Festival and the town of Highlands.

While in Highlands, you can see all of the 100 or so classic and exotic cars on display in the show. You may also wish to explore the wonderful boutiques and specialty stores in Highlands. Another attraction not to be missed is the FreeWheeling exhibit at the Bascom Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands. This exhibit will feature automotive artwork from many famous artists, in addition to three cars of significance – one of which is Clark Gable’s Jaguar XK120!

You will be free to see as much of Highlands as you like before returning to Asheville on your own. We will then meet up at the Crowne Plaza for a plated dinner, served in their outdoor, covered veranda at 7:00 PM. The meal will consist of salad, your choice of Chicken Marsala with Wild Mushroom Demi or Local Mountain Trout with Crab Stuffing and Lemon Hollandaise, and dessert. The cost of the meal will be $57.50 per person.  A cash bar will be available. Register for the dinner here.

There may be time on Sunday morning to take in a round of golf or a session at the spa for a 10% discount at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort before everyone has to head back home.

We have secured 20 rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort for Friday night and Saturday night at a special rate of $179.00 per night for a double-queen room. Check-in time is 3:00 PM. To reserve your room at the special rate, you can call 844-330-0296 and mention Mercedes-Benz Club to receive the special rate. You can also click here to book online. Please book your room no later than May 12, 2021 to guarantee room availability and to take advantage of the special rate.

For any additional questions, please contact Frank Towson, Asheville-Area Ambassador at [email protected] or          828-775-1740.