sound off2016

What is Wookies In The Woods?

Wookies In The Woods is an annual gathering of Volkswagen .:R32 and Golf R enthusiasts from all over the country at the infamous Dragon, US-129, in Robbinsville, NC. The Dragon, which is known internationally for its 318 curves in eleven miles, is the United States’ number one motorcycle and sports car road. For the past 10 years this get together of friends from around the nation has been organized, promoted, and run by members of our active and growing community.

Why Wookies?

The term “Wookie” began as a reference to the sweet rumble of the R32 exhaust note echoing through the Great Smoky Mountains on a a dark, desolate night.  A mysterious man from Ohio named HotDog came  out early to attend our event and left before it started.. but forever changed the world that day.  What had started in 2007 by an enthusiast group from the North East ( NorEast R )  originally as a two day event centered around the 2004 Volkswagen R32 and attended by less than two dozen Golf R32′s, has now grown to over 200+ cars and 500+ attendees. With the addition of the  MK6 Golf R to in 2012 and MK7 Golf R in 2015 the numbers will only continue to gRow. 2018 will be the 12th year for the event.


Sometime in April 2018


Dragon, US-129, near Robbinsville, NC   –   Fontana Village Resort


Each year we hold a catered event and fundraiser where our goal is to raise a few $ and do a few good deeds.  Thanks to our attendees and sponsors we have been able to raise thousands of dollars for local and national charities  – totaling almost $45,000 since April 2012.

In 2017 we raised over $14,000 for the Blount County Rescue Squad in Alcoa, TN and Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

In 2018 we hope to do the same!


Raised for Charity since 2012


Humble Mechanic WITW recap 2016:

The original “Sound off” from 2007: