Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    N.W. Suburbs Chicago, IL
    Posts
    2,183

    Default 8th Annual Southern Supra Reunion July 12th-14th 2019

    Get excited and stay tuned, details coming soon. Lodging solutions are booking up fast.
    '86 Comp TS6M - Reborn 2016
    Riding Connelly Skis

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Posts
    18

    Default

    Details? Where's it gonna be?

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Lake Nottely, Blairsville, GA
    Posts
    623

    Cool 2019 Southern Supra Reunion will be at Dale Hollow Lake, TN/KY

    It's time again to make your summer vacation plans and what could be more exciting than telling your spouse this year that you want to meet a bunch of strangers off the internet? First, you may want to mention that Supra owners are the best people in the world and then slowly work your way up to telling her that it will be quite the drive pulling the 'ol boat. (based on a true story)
    So if this sounds like fun to you, then mark your calendar today to attend the 2019 Southern Supra Reunion (but wait to tell the wife 2 days before the event if need be)

    For the newbies...thanks to forum member TitanTN and his desire to not only see old boats on a website but to touch them in person, he had the brilliant idea to see if a group of strangers from the internet would meet in Chattanooga, TN back in 2012 and show off their beloved Supras. Amazingly, the weekend was a success and now we announce the 8th edition of this gathering.

    Last year was our first year to hold the reunion on Lake Nottely in Blairsville, GA. We had five states represented and quite the turnout.
    However wonderful last year's event was, this year we have decided to take our first trek to Dale Hollow Lake in Tennessee/ Kentucky to explore new waters. For the northern contingent of forum members, this should help save a few hours worth of travel.
    Travel times from Mt. Sterling, OH will be about 5.5 hours pulling the big block and around 7 hours from Bourbonnais, IL.
    Travel times from Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, TN are just over 2 hours. Lexington, KY is about 2.5 hours. Atlanta, GA is around 4 hours.

    Sunset Marina on the east side of the lake off Highway 111 will be our home base since the lake is rather large and spread out. This has close proximity to small town, gas, and on-site restaurant.
    The lake offers many cabin rentals but be aware their are no docks on the lake so if you find a cabin, make sure you are near a ramp or find a marina that will offer you a daily slip. Also, this lake offers many houseboat rentals which could be a great option for you and your family to stay right in the middle of the lake.

    Who: Open to all Supra owners and Supra Forum members. Yes, Moombas are welcome.

    What: 8th Annual - 2019 Southern Supra Reunion

    When: July 12 - 14, 2019(come for one day, several or stay the week)
    Note: The lake is in the Central Time Zone.

    Where: Dale Hollow Lake, TN/KY
    The Dale Hollow Reservoir is situated on the Kentucky/Tennessee border. The lake is formed by the damming of the Obey River. It is also the site of Dale Hollow Lake State Park on the north side of the lake, in Kentucky.

    The lake's name originated from William Dale, a government surveyor, settling originally in Willow Grove. Mr. Dale bought his first 449 acres of land which he turned into a farm.The farm eventually grew into a plantation known as Dale Hollow. The dam was started in 1942; The waters of the lake ultimately covered both the farm and Willow Grove.The project was designed and completed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1943, making the lake the oldest artificial lake in Kentucky. Dale Hollow Dam is used to supply power to the surrounding countryside.

    The 27,000 acre lake is also frequently used for recreation. Water sports are popular, including water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing which are regularly seen, but the main recreational use is fishing. Dale Hollow is a choice location for smallmouth bass fishing, currently holding the world record for the largest smallmouth bass ever caught. The lake and surrounding rivers also contain other species such as largemouth bass, crappie, muskellunge, walleye, catfish, gar, and trout.

    For Rentals:
    Most of the local marinas have some cabins or cottages for rent and offer slips with daily rental. Check with each one to see what amenities they offer. Start calling today to reserve your spot as this lake has high summer volume and July is peak time. FYI: Most marinas have a 3 night minimum during peak season and will charge a launch fee for boat.
    sunsetmarina.com - phone (931) 864-3146
    eaglecoveresort.net
    starpointresort.com
    wolf-river.com
    airbnb.com
    Try Google for more options on accomodations, too much to list here.

    For Campers:
    Obey River Recreation Area (about 2 miles from Sunset Marina)
    100 Obey Park Rd, Monroe, TN 38573
    recreation.gov
    (877) 444-6777

    For Hotel:
    Sportman's Lodge Motel (about 4 miles from Sunset Marina)
    1201 Livingston Hwy, Byrdstown, TN 38549
    dalehollow.com
    (931) 864-3349

    Come show off your beautiful Supra, bring the whole family and make it a weekend to remember.

    Let us know by a reply to this thread if you think you are up to the challenge this year.
    For anyone that hasn't attended before, just reach out to me via private message and I will give you my phone number so we can communicate once the event draws closer.

    Thanks,
    The Management


    2012 Supra Sunsport 242
    1991 Supra Comp ts6m
    1983 Supra Rider aka Mischief IV

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Panama City
    Posts
    12

    Default

    We’re in! Should be a good time. Have always wanted to visit Dale Hollow.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Knoxville TN
    Posts
    841

    Default

    I fished there when I first moved to Knoxville.

    It can be a little hard to get to, but was amazed at the clean water.
    2007 Supra SSV 22'

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    N.W. Suburbs Chicago, IL
    Posts
    2,183

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MJHKnox View Post
    I fished there when I first moved to Knoxville.

    It can be a little hard to get to, but was amazed at the clean water.
    You lost me at fishing, I thought we were talking about skiing, surfing and wakeboarding...ok fine, and tubing.

    On the fence about dragging the ski tug down, will know more as the time draws near but we are in at a 10-11 hour drive give or take a Kentucky highway accident to impede progress.
    '86 Comp TS6M - Reborn 2016
    Riding Connelly Skis

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    180

    Default

    Ecstatic you guys are headed to my "home" lake! I live in Lexington, but Dale Hollow is our go-to! I'm not so active here anymore (I'm in a new Moomba now), but I'll certainly partake. I've got post notifications turned on for this post, so if you have any specific questions about the area, I'll be watching and happy to help!

    Sunset is an awesome marina, and the camping at Obey River Rec Area (the state park right next to Sunset) is great too! It's a big lake, so come prepared to burn some fuel! I'll post to the "Inboards on DHL" Facebook page too. Lots of Skier's Choice boats on the lake since the only dealer in the state is just about 15 miles away from Sunset - every weekend kind of feels like a Supra Reunion!
    Korey Morris -
    Sold to Arkansas: 1986 Supra Saltare
    Current: 2018 Moomba Craz

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Lake Nottely, Blairsville, GA
    Posts
    623

    Default 2019 Southern Supra Reunion will be at Dale Hollow Lake, TN/KY

    Thanks Korey for all your help. As far as burning lots of fuel, reminds me of the saying, "The wife said take me somewhere expensive tonight, so I took her to the gas station." Gotta love marina gas prices.

    Have had good feedback so far on location and for those that have made your reservations, can't wait to see ya'll there.

    2012 Supra Sunsport 242
    1991 Supra Comp ts6m
    1983 Supra Rider aka Mischief IV

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Bourbonnais , Illinois
    Posts
    46

    Default

    Do we know if anyone is going the week before or the week after ? The wife’s vacation is set for the week after so we are planning Friday the 12th through the following week

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Flowery Branch Georgia
    Posts
    2,326

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pirata86 View Post
    Do we know if anyone is going the week before or the week after ? The wife’s vacation is set for the week after so we are planning Friday the 12th through the following week
    Have you ever been to Clinton lake in Clinton IL. ?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •