Audi Treffen 2022, hosted by Audi Club Carolinas and brought to you by Audi Greenville, will take place September 23-25 2022 at Switzerland Inn in Little Switzerland, NC. Come join us as we once again explore beautiful Western Carolina mountain roads. This driving event is for paid and active members of Audi Club North America Only. This year’s event is limited to 70 cars (there will be a waitlist), so complete your reservations as soon as possible to assure your spot. Call the Switzerland Inn for your reservations @828-385-4500 and mention the Audi Club for your discounted rate. The hotel has no cancellation penalty if the room is canceled at least 10 days before check in.
At this time our 2022 Treffen sponsors include Audi Greenville, Audi Charlotte, Audi Greensboro, Extreme Colors Auto Spa, Everything Euro, FiveBy Wheels, GMP Performance, Hbi Auto Detail, JXB Performance and RennWerx.
Drives will kick off Friday afternoon September 23rd from Switzerland Inn. The Hotel is blocked off for only Audi Club Members all weekend, so let’s fill it up and make this a great event! Please call to reserve your room for check-in on 23rd and check-out on 25th. Parking and staging drive groups can be tricky for this location. Once drive groups are assigned, those drive groups will be color coded to park together. This information will be provided before arrival, so you can park in your staged group. Don’t forget your two-way radios for the weekend, electronic schedules and details will be provided via private website similar to Coastal Tour. Please print your own copy if you desire a paper version.
*Please note that your choice of Saturday Afternoon activity could have an additional out of pocket cost.
Drive groups will be broken up based on several factors, such as prior club driving events attendance, driving style preference, and driving experience. We want everyone to be safe and respectful of other drivers, vehicles, and the rules of the road. That being said if you aren’t comfortable with the driving pace or unable to handle the driving route please speak up to your lead/tail team. We will direct people to return to Hotel or have individual free time if you aren’t comfortable driving at the group’s pace or have sick passengers.
Saturday morning will consist mainly of driving with quick stops to stretch legs and restroom needs. We are aiming to have Saturday Lunch spots be a place to meet with another drive group or two and mingle while enjoying your meal. We are mixing up activity options within drives this year for Saturday afternoon. The afternoon will have several options to select from aiming at different peoples’ interests. There will be a Beer Swap at the Hotel at 4:00 pm on Saturday for all groups to attend at your leisure. Please bring a 6-pack or more of your favorite brew to trade off individual bottles/cans. Don’t like beer, how about wine?
Sunday will consist of group drives to our final meal spot, details still being planned.
Saturday afternoon registration options-
Tech Talk Hosted by Rennwerx at Switzerland Inn- talk will start around 3:00 pm after driving. Will cover either a “Diving into modifications” to cover the basics on just starting to modify your Audi or a “Suspension clinic” with more explanation on suspension upgrades and what they improve.
Winery and Waterfall– driving route to include stopping off at local winery for an hour or so and then drive to a local waterfall before returning to Hotel.
Emerald Village*– family friendly option for kids of all ages, self-guided or private tour group depending on group size. Home of 12 historical real mines and while visiting you can explore the underground mines and caverns, pan for gold and gems, enjoy the waterfall on site and a couple of museums. There is a gift shop on site and concessions available. There will be a drive route designed to this destination, stop will be approximately 2 hours and is only 3 miles back to Hotel.
Hike and Trails– Wes Johnson, one of our club’s nature lovers is designing and leading a group for about an hour hike to take in mother nature. A shortened drive will occur along with the hike.
Grandfather Mountain Park*– a beautiful place to visit for people of all ages. Plan to visit for approximately 2 hours and there is an entrance fee at the gate. They provide audio tour along the drive within the park and there are several stops to park and explore including museum, live animals, gift shops and fudge/ice cream shop.
Driving Group Option– drive designed similar to the morning, stops to stretch legs and maybe an ice cream break, no major destination or long activity.
Free time– you do your own thing and we will see you at the Beer Swap and/or dinner.
Cost to register is $125 per person, Children 13 and under $65. Registration includes Friday evening dinner, Saturday evening banquet, Sunday luncheon, event swag bags and sponsor giveaways. Plus, we will have our wonderful silent auction items to bid on, and a chance to outbid your friends. For this event Audi Club of North America Carolinas Chapter will be using a deferred payment plan. Your credit card WILL NOT BE CHARGED until Sept 6, 2022. After Sept 01, 2022 cancellation charges are 100% of the fee except in case of a force majeure. A force majeure, including but not limited to acts of God, civil disorder, governmental regulation or advisory for recognized health threats as determined by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, or local government authority or health agencies and occurrences beyond the control of the Audi Club North America Carolinas Chapter. If the governmental regulation or advisory reduces the number of the event attendees allowed, the event attendees will be based on earliest sign up dates until the maximum number allowed is reached and no credit card will be charged for any anyone registered for the event who is excluded due to governmental regulation or advisories.
Our charity this year will be the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.
Radios– Be sure to bring your GMRS radio (with ‘privacy channels’ or ‘sub channels’) we use channel 17. Make sure that your radio is charged and you know how to set the channels and privacy channels. If you have a problem, let one of us know so we can help set your radio before we start our drive.
Registration will begin June 1st, 2022. Must be ACNA member to participate. Click the link below to register: