TTAC Goes South: Kenneshaw, GA

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

The staging area of the TTAC Goes South tour is picturesque Kenneshaw, GA. For whatever reason, the city sports one of the highest densities of low-priced motels. My Wifi scanner gives me a choice of 9 channels, all belonging to the giants of the roadside hospitality business. Those who arrived from far-away places like Portland (Ed) and Beijing (BS) are already here, waiting for Steve Lang to close his last buy here, pay here of the day.

Tomorrow, we will witness Steve in a real live Southern Monday auction. Then, we’ll head towards Tennessee, where roadblocks have already been erected. The real bad elements of the team of course know this and will fly to Tennessee. Before we leave Kenneshaw, we are promised a demonstration of how ice and guests are being laundered.

Bertel Schmitt
Bertel Schmitt

Bertel Schmitt comes back to journalism after taking a 35 year break in advertising and marketing. He ran and owned advertising agencies in Duesseldorf, Germany, and New York City. Volkswagen A.G. was Bertel's most important corporate account. Schmitt's advertising and marketing career touched many corners of the industry with a special focus on automotive products and services. Since 2004, he lives in Japan and China with his wife <a href=""> Tomoko </a>. Bertel Schmitt is a founding board member of the <a href=""> Offshore Super Series </a>, an American offshore powerboat racing organization. He is co-owner of the racing team Typhoon.

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  • Juniper Juniper on Oct 23, 2011

    Don't forget the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

  • SomeOtherSteve SomeOtherSteve on Oct 24, 2011

    Actually, the REAL attraction is the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and Dawsonville City Hall.

  • Mark_Miata Mark_Miata on Oct 24, 2011

    Makes me think of Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Baseball Commissioner from 1920 to 1944. Hope you have fun down there in Dixie - try not to wind up in one of those rural county jails due to excessive velocity, boys.

  • Daveainchina Daveainchina on Oct 24, 2011

    I'm a bit confused and confuddled.. why are you guys there? As for pure, they are hardly that, they just hide the impurities better. Gotta be a local to know where to go. On a Sunday I'm sure someone somewhere nearby is having an interesting party, probably with the local talent from the strip clubs.

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    • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Oct 26, 2011

      @Robert Schwartz No guesses? I believe everybody in her "situation" gives the police the occupation "seamstress", aka piece work. Now a question for YOU: ten points of what? You'll get more guesses when you tell us what we're playing for.