CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina bill would allow a group of Triumph car owners to rent Pilot Mountain State Park during a national convention in September.

The Charlotte Observer reports the Vintage Triumph Register wants to reserve the park's summit road for a daylong "hill climb" on Sept. 11. If legislation passes that allows the park's 25 mph speed limit to be waived, state officials could approve the request for a $10,000 fee.

The state Sierra Club says the permit would open the door for similar requests for exclusive use of a public park.

Gov. Pat McCrory's administration calls it a rural economic development opportunity. The park is about 80 miles northeast of Charlotte.

Key figures were heavy donors to McCrory's campaign. Officials say McCrory played no role in the legislation.

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