Fall Road Rally

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 8:30am
Daniel Hughes

Join us for a fun-filled day of driving, dining, & exploring our Mississippi. This will be an all day event, traversing nearly 200 miles of great roads. 

Please RSVP to [email protected]

We invite you and your Mercedes-Benz on our Fall Road Rally this November 10th, 2018. We will depart from the northeast side of the Renaissance at Colony Park near the Hyatt hotel at 9:00 AM sharp! 

From there we will drive southwest on the scenic Natchez Trace for about 75 miles, making a brief rest stop at Rocky Springs along the way to Lorman, MS. We should arrive in Lorman by 11:00 AM for lunch at the world-famous Mr D’s County Store. Let’s park in a way that will be good for photos at the store and also get a group photo with everyone too. Please make sure to use the restroom here as there will not be another chance until our stop in Raymond later. As we leave the restaurant, I want to split into two groups for the upcoming stage of the rally; the first group for more spirited driving and the second for cruisers.

Around 12:30 we will head around the corner to the Windsor Ruins, passing Alcorn State University along the way. The drive makes a loop up by the ruins, so this will be another great photo op for us too! Around 1:00 PM we will depart from Windsor onto Rodney Rd toward Port Gibson, this is where the spirited driving group will take the lead as there will be approximately 17 miles of twists and turns through varying elevations along this stage into Port Gibson and another 39 miles on to Raymond. We will loop through the town of Port Gibson, but we might make a stop there for another photo op if time permits as we drive through town onto Old Mill road toward Grand Gulf. We will proceed right onto Grand Gulf Rd toward Highway 61, where we will cross over the highway with the road turning into State Highway 462 from there we will take this road northeast toward Raymond, MS with it changing names to Old Port Gibson Rd mid-way through.  

We should arrive in Raymond at the Little Big Store in the old train depot by 2:30 PM. We have allotted about 1 ½ hours while here for everyone to explore the Little Big Store record shop, make a run for gas or snacks, etc… Raymond has some very nice things to see too. We will depart from the Little Big Store at 4:00 PM on our way through rural Hinds county into Madison county.

We will take Main St from Raymond and turn right onto Raymond-Bolton Rd toward I-20 passing through Bolton, MS. Once across the interstate stay on Bolton-Brownsville Rd following it though a canopy of Oak trees and rolling hills until reaching State Highway 22. Turn right onto Highway 22 toward Flora, MS. We will have to cross Highway 49 and make our way through the town of Flora before continuing onto Highway 22 toward the Town of Livingston, MS by about 5:00 PM. Once there we ask you to tour the Livingston shops before we dine at 5:30 PM at The Gathering restaurant. 

Please RSVP below or give me a call if you have any questions. Please include your name, where you are from, and what you will be driving on the Road Rally.

Important addresses:

Renaissance at Colony Park
1000 Highland Colony Pkwy,
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157

Old Country Store
18801 US-61, Lorman, MS 39096

Little Big Store
201 W Main St, Raymond, MS 39154

The Gathering
106 Livingston Church Rd, Madison, MS 39110

Please RSVP to [email protected]

Dan Hughes