The 2017 INOA Norton Thunder Rally was held in Buena Vista, Virginia, an independent city located in the Blue Ridge Mountains region of Virginia in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,650. It is:
- 414 miles south-west of New York, New York
- 894 km south of Toronto, Ontario
- 2,742 miles east of San Jose, California
- 4,584 km south-east of Burnaby, British Columbia.
July averages: high of 87 °F, low of 63 °F, one day with 4.1 inches of rain.
The rally site was Glen Maury Park, consisting of 315 acres of scenic, level and rolling land, and other amenities, including an 18-hole golf course The Vista Links. Other amenities include a 52-site campground, group camping area (250 units), Olympic-size pool, wading pool, tennis, playgrounds, picnic shelters, roller skating rink, trails, river fishing, and ball fields.
The park is owned and operated by the City of Buena Vista, and located at: