A Little History

Not since it's heyday in the 1940's has pipe smoking been as popular as it is today and Raleigh is embracing this with a growing local pipe club:
The Triangle Area Pipe Smokers (TAPS).

TAPS started in 1997 after Jim Carrino and Jim Swindell met at a pipe show in Richmond, VA . The two decided to start a club where others who enjoy pipes could share their passion. The club has since grown to more than 40 members today.

Along with the club, Jim and Jim hoped that one day Raleigh would have a pipe show of it's own. Today that hope has become a reality and this year TAPS is proud to sponsor an annual Pipe & Tobacco Exposition in Raleigh.

TAPS 2015