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All Chevy Supernationals in Pigeon Forge

For a region known for its car shows, if you’re into classic Chevrolets, there’s no better specialty show than the All Chevy Supernationals in Pigeon Forge. This year, the 2013 All Chevy Supernationals in Pigeon Forge TN includes anyone with a Chevrolet or GM car or truck, all makes, models, and years. We’re talking classic originals to completely modified late models. No matter if you’re a Chevy-lover or just a regular car show enthusiast, the All Chevy Supernationals in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is an awesome Pigeon Forge event and a great way to spend a weekend in the Smokies.

When and where is the 2013 Pigeon Forge All Chevy Supernationals?

The 2013 All Chevy Supernationals is June 14-15. Expect traffic in Pigeon Forge and area towns to be on the heavy side coming into, as well as leaving. The official event opening is 8am and goes until 6pm on Friday and 7pm on Saturday, but expect people to be hanging around and driving up and down the Parkway well into the night.

The Grand Hotel is the current event host, which is located right off the parkway Pigeon Forge, TN. However, due to the recent foreclosure and sale of The Grand Hotel, the venue may possibly change. You can check for regular event updates here.

Looking for a place to stay?

There are a number great Pigeon Forge cabin rentals and condos located in the vicinity of the event. Check out our Pigeon Forge cabin guide and our Pigeon Forge condo to find a great, private cabin or use our Pigeon Forge lodging finder to help you narrow your choice of hotel, motel, etc by searching location, prices, reviews, etc.

Every year is a great Car Show year in Pigeon Forge….

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The 2013 All Chevy Supernationals in Pigeon Forge, TN is going to be a memorable one for everyone involved. This is one of the best car show events of the summer. And we don’t have to go into why you should be here if you own a suped-up Chevy or classic GMC hot rod.

Let us known how the weekend went in the comment section below, or tell us about your ride. Also, be sure to check out our Pigeon Forge car shows schedule to see all the other car shows and rod runs that will be taking place in Pigeon Forge, TN in 2013.

Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge

My, how the time has flown! This year marks the 14th year of the Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Car Show. Despite the numerous events and exhibitions gearhead-related in Pigeon Forge each year, the Pontiac show is always one the area’s most anticipated.

If you want to see some of the most gorgeous Pontiacs around – GTOs, Trans-Ams, etc, be sure to attend the 14th Annual show on June 7-9, 2013. The show will be held at The Music Road Hotel in beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

As if this show needed any added incentive, this year the event features a $1000 payout to be split by the Best of Show winners in both the stock and modified classes. And be sure to bring the whole family as there is something in Pigeon Forge for everyone! Whether you want to hit the water slide into the heated pool at the Music Road Hotel, visit Dollywood Amusement Park just down the parkway for some serious thrills and rides, or shop till you drop at the Tanger outlet malls, we assure you that this will be a weekend you won’t forget.

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Still looking for a place to during the big Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge event June 7-9? Luxury Pigeon Forge cabins, as well as a number of beautiful Pigeon Forge condos can be found just minutes from the event itself. All feature amenities you just don’t find in the regular chain hotels like game rooms, hot tubs, theater rooms, etc. You can’t go wrong with a luxury Pigeon Forge condo or cabin just minutes from the Parkway.

Chevy Classic Round Up

36th Annual Smoky Mountain Chevy Classic Roundup, May 16-19

If you’re into vintage Chevrolets, and by that I mean classic Chevy muscle straight from Detroit, then you’re going to want to be in Pigeon Forge come mid-May. The annual Chevy Classic Roundup brings in Chevy-lovers from across the country to show off, trade, sell, and talk all things classic Chevrolet in one big weekend at the Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge.

This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better than ever. In years past over 175 vintage 1955, ’56, and ’57 Chevrolets have made their way to Pigeon Forge to take part in one of the fastest growing Chevy gatherings in the South. Still searching around for that elusive part for your own project vehicle? There’s no better place to shop around for it than at the Chevy Classic Roundup in Pigeon Forge. Each year vendors row is the place to be and one of the busiest spots during the weekend, especially if you’re looking for custom Chevy parts and technical support.

Besides the Chevy roundup, the weekend features lots of other Chevy0related activities. For the kids, there will be a model car contest, as always there is plenty of food and restaurants within the vicinity of events, as well as great, live music.

For additional information and to register for the Chevy Classic Roundup, contact Vickie McMurray at 865-984-3758.

Looking for a place to stay, somewhere to eat, or some of the major attractions, while you’re in Pigeon Forge? Check some of the BEST Pigeon Forge cabins, Pigeon Forge restaurants, and shows in Pigeon Forge.

Car Shows Abound in 2013

Car Shows in Pigeon Forge are like the changing of the seasons every year. They’re a Tennessee tradition around here and you can literally tell what season it is by which car show is occurring that weekend.

Every year classic car enthusiasts from across the country travel to the Smoky Mountains to attend some of the many car shows that roll into town and align the Parkway. Rare and unique makes and models, as well as custom cars and shows specific to certain models, are showcased during the various car shows scheduled throughout the year. This includes the always popular Yellow Mustang show in Pigeon Forge  where, you guessed it, yellow mustang owners roll into town to flaunt their sun-drenched Ford muscle cars.

As mentioned, these Pigeon Forge car shows are characterized by the numbers of people that spend the day walking the Parkway, gawking at the cars, new automotive products, swap meet items, and interactive displays from vendors. Workshops are also available for those who are seeking answers to technical questions about autos.

Pigeon Forge Car Show Schedule:
Grand Spring Rod Run
From: April 19 – 21, 2013
Contact: 865-687-3976
Yellow Mustang Show
From: May 2 – 5, 2013
Location: Inn at Christmas Place
Contact: 1-888-465-9644
35th Annual F-100 Supernationals & All Ford Show
From: May 16 – 18, 2013
Contact: (423) 623-4644
Chevy Classic Round Up
From: May 16 – 19, 2013
Location: Inn at Christmas Place
Contact: 1-888-465-9644
Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Classic Car Show
From: June 7 – 8, 2013
Location: Music Road Convention Center
Contact: (865) 379-9595
All Chevy GMC Supernationals
From: June 14 – 15, 2013
Contact: (423) 623-4644
Shades of the Past Rod Run XXXI
From: September 6 – 7, 2013
Location: Dollywood’s Splash Country
Contact: Dan Daper
Contact Phone: (865) 995-2009
Grand Fall Rod Run
From: September 12 – 15, 2013
Contact: (865) 687-3976

If you’ll be coming to Pigeon Forge, TN for one of the 2013 car shows, take of look at renting one of the many luxury log cabins just minutes from all the action on the Parkway. Some of the BEST Pigeon Forge cabins can be found at local resorts like Sugar Maple Cabins, Majestic Mountain Vacations, Sherwood Forest Resort, and Pigeon Forge Cabin Rentals. Each are relatively close to the Parkway and offer a number of amenities like hot tubs, theater rooms, and extraordinary views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

2013 Spring Grand Rod Run in Pigeon Forge

Metal and Chrome will shine on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge April 19th through 21st for the 2013 Grand Spring Rod Run. Cars, cars and more cars! From shiny, chromed-up, vintage models to the unique fixer-upper, there will be cars to look at, cars to drool over and cars to buy. Being one of the largest car shows in the southeast it should not be missed; all gearheads need to attend. With thousands of cars to look at and admire, vendors from all over the country, and a parade of cars on the strip each evening that never seems to end, this is the car show to end all cars shows.

Starting at traffic light No. 3 in Pigeon Forge and running almost all the way down the Parkway, cars are parked in every available parking space facing the road. Literally thousands of cars. My suggestion is park and walk both sides, you don’t want to miss a thing. You can see cars of every description, especially cherry, vintage, American steel: ’58 Corvettes parked next to Model Ts; a ’55 Bel-Air parked next to a ’38 Studebaker Bus. It is a car museum spread out before your eyes. But one of the nicest things is that the owners of these cars will be sitting near them. Look for the lawn chairs near the car and they can tell you everything from where they got it, to what they have done to it and with it. They love to tell the story of their car. Be prepared for humor, heartbreak and high jinks. The cars start rolling in on Tuesday and Wednesday but by Friday the ‘gallery’ is packed. After you have had at least your first fill of the cars go visit the vendors booths.

Each year the Grand Rod Run brings in vendors from all over the country. You will see vendor booths, sponsor booths and demonstrations of all sorts. If you like the mechanical end of the car industry, get ready to spend hours and hours around the vendors booths. From Hunter’s Custom Automotive to Ausley’s Chevelle, Camaro Central to ET Motorgear you will find professionals who know how to keep your car running or how to take your car from nice to fabulous. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and get the answers that may make your car pain your car passion. Once you have gotten your fill from the vendors, head back to the strip.

The parade of cars is continuous but, especially at night, you will get to experience the excitement of the car show. There is an almost constant parade of cars as the owners fire up their machines and cruise the strip. You will see the same cars that you were looking at earlier rumbling up and down the streets of Pigeon Forge. Thousands of pounds of steel, chrome and glass doing what they were meant to do… cruise. The sight is like taking a step back in time. So, journey to the past with the Grand Spring Rod Run in April. Relive those times in the past and share those memories with your family.

It just doesn’t get much bigger nor action-packed than this. The Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run is the first of the big three car shows that literally take over Pigeon Forge every year. The other two car shows are Shades of the Past and the Fall Grand Rod Run. Call it a hat-trick, tri-fecta, or three’s a charm…but these three shows are definitely the ones to see! Add in the Sevierville Spring Corvette Expo & Auction March 22 & 23 and you have classic car lover’s paradise in the Smokies. If you want to be a spectator, participant, or even a car show vendor then we have all of the information you need. Continue reading 2013 Spring Grand Rod Run in Pigeon Forge

12th Annual Yellow Mustangs Show

For car show lovers, Pigeon Forge is a yearly destination unto itself with the spring and fall Rod Runs as well as numerous specialty shows throughout the year. And as one might guess Ford Mustangs have their own show. What might come as a surprise is the yellow Mustang owners do as well every spring.

This year, the 12th Anniversary Yellow Mustangs Show will again be held at the Inn at Christmas Place May 2-5. Just make sure if you decide to participate you have an actual yellow-colored Ford Mustang, or you’ll stick out like a sore thumb. No matter the year, these guys love their Mustangs loud, fast, and in the brightest yellow they can find. It’s a sight to be seen due to the number of participants alone. If you’re gonna be in town that weekend for the event, check out these Pigeon Forge cabins before booking your stay. And for more information on the Yellow Mustangs show, call 1-888-465-9644.

2013 Grand Fall Rod Run Car Show

As summer comes to an end and millions of visitors flock to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN to see the leaves change color in the fall , there is one last event that brings the town to life (well… to a stand-still really)… that’s the Fall Grand Rod Run September 12-15, 2013. Headquartered at the former Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center, this year it’s no different. Locals have always called it the Fall Grand Rod Run, but apparently it’s called Grand Run Fall… whatever you call it, it’s a huge car show (or rod run) – that is mostly made up of… you guessed it… hot rods. This is the “sister” event to the Spring Grand Rod Run in Pigeon Forge, TN held in April.

As was suggested for the Shades of the Past Car Show, if you have no interest in car shows, then it is highly suggested to avoid Pigeon Forge, TN September 12-15 as you will not be able to drive anywhere on the weekend. Also, you can forget getting a good night’s sleep if you’re close to the parkway. There’s something about revving engines and peeling tires at 3 a.m. that just gets people fired up.

Now, if you do love hot rods, car shows, rod runs, and Pigeon Forge, TN then you are in luck! You’ll be in heaven as you walk the parkway, cruise the strip, listen to classic music, scope the tweaked out cars, etc. The Fall Rod Run is a rodder’s paradise.

*Insider Tip – If you plan to park in a parking lot along the strip, keep in mind that all of the spaces between the power poles and the parkway are owned by the city and have been “free” and “open” for parking. Anything between the power pole and the businesses the spots are in front of are owned by the business. You may be told to move and then towed if you don’t move. Just be respectful of the business owners as they are the ones that keep voting for car shows to return to Pigeon Forge year after year. Without their vote, you’d be attending car shows in some other town or not at all.

Grand Rod Run Information:

Official Grand Rod Run Registration for participants and vendors

  • Participants:
    30 Days Before Event = $30
    Within 30 Days of Event = $40
  • Vendors:
    Outside Space (9×16) = $135
    Inside Space (10×10) = $155
  • Sales Corral = $75

For more information about any of the Grand Rod Runs, contact:
MCS Promotions
865-687-3976
Monday-Friday 8am – 4pm EST

Hotels affiliated with the Fall Grand Rod Run:
(I in no way am recommending any of these hotels…these are simply the places affiliated with the event…in other words “owned by the same company as the host hotel”)

Family Inns of America – West
3114 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
865-453-4905

Family Inns of America – East
3785 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, Tenn
865-453-5573

Family Inns of America – North
3239 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, Tenn
865-453-7151

Family Inns of America – South
4112 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, Tenn
865-453-5549

Family Inns of America – Twin Malls
2647 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN
865-429-2244 or 800-251-4444

Grand Inns of America
3206 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865-453-0056 or 800-247-8282

Smoky Shadows Motel and Conference Center
4215 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865-453-7155 or 800-282-2121

Again, For more information about any of the Grand Rod Runs, contact:
MCS Promotions
865-687-3976
Monday-Friday 8am – 4pm EST

For Pigeon Forge hotel information call: 865-453-6618 or 800-251-9752

Check out the full Pigeon Forge Car Show Schedule. You may also want to see our list of the best hotels in Pigeon Forge as well Pigeon Forge cabin rentals.

Have fun and enjoy the Fall Grand Rod Run 2013 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!

2012 Shades of the Past Car Show

Shades of the Past Car Show Pigeon Forge TN
It’s that time of year again for the 2012 Shades of the Past XXX car show in Pigeon Forge, TN. Grease that hair back and dust off those poodle skirts. For lovers of classic cars, this is definitely a rod run you don’t want to miss. If you’re reading this, you probably already know about it and what it is. For those of you that don’t know about it and don’t have much of an interest in car shows or rod runs, then I highly suggest you do not come near Pigeon Forge between September 7-8.

The 2012 Shades of the Past XXX will take place on September 7-8 (Friday and Saturday) at Dollywood’s Splash Country in Pigeon Forge, TN. During the show (and the days before & after) the parkway will turn into a parade of rods, customs, and classic cars with people sitting in lawn chairs all down the strip. You could literally walk from one end of Pigeon Forge to the other faster than you could drive through all of the traffic. Husbands, if you’re coming to the rod run with your wife (who doesn’t have the same interests) I suggest you drop her off early down at Five Oaks Mall in Sevierville. That should keep her happy and occupied most of the day while you’re at the car show.

For more information, contact:
Shades of the Past Rod Run Chairman
Dan Draper
3343 Big Springs Road
Maryville, TN 37801-8908.
FAX (865) 995-9097

You may also want to see our list of the best hotels in Pigeon Forge as well as Sevierville cabins and Pigeon Forge cabin rentals.

Car Shows and Rod Runs in September

It’s that time of year again! If you love classic cars, then you’ve probably been to or heard of the monster car shows taking place in Pigeon Forge, TN during the month of September. If the simple thought of Shades of the Past and Grand Rod Run makes you reminisce back to your younger days when you’d count down the days until Christmas…well…you’re time has come once again! People get down-right giddy about these car shows as they line up and down the parkway in their fold-up chairs and will sit all day long in the baking sun to get a glimpse of that piece of machinery that gave them their first grumble in the stomach. There just seems to be something about rubbing elbows with 100,000 people that share the same love for real cars that were made to last…nope…they sure don’t make them like they use to.

Most of us remember the days of working on engines that had enough room to sit in and take a nap if we wanted. These days, if you drop a wrench in the engine you’ll probably never see it again…unless you have a 5 year old with a pencil-thin arm that can wiggle through the belts, hoses, wires, etc. The bodies of these cars could be fixed with a hammer, bondo, and paint. Now you have to know how to work with fiberglass and take half the car apart just to replace a bumper. Let’s face it…if the “old days” and these cars weren’t so great, these car shows would have faded into history by now. But no…these cars are amazing…the people that love them are passionate…and Pigeon Forge, TN is a great backdrop in the Great Smoky Mountains to show off these bad boys. It’s time to get these shows on the road!

Schedule of Pigeon Forge Car Shows in September

The links for Shades of the Past and the Fall Grand Rod Run will take you to pages with entry forms, maps, and other info…so be sure to check them out! This list is taken from our Pigeon Forge Car Shows Schedule.

September
7-8 Shades of the Past Rod Run XXX (more info)
Dollywood’s Splash Country
http://www.shadesofthepast.com
14-15 Fall Grand Rod Run (more info)
Former Grand Resort Hotel Convention Center
865-687-3976 or 800-251-4444 or 1-800-475-1188

2009 Pigeon Forge Car Show Schedule

Pigeon Forge, TN seems to be the place to have major car shows each year with the biggest arguably being the Spring Grand Rod Run, Shades of the Past,and the Fall Grand Rod Run. Hotel owners froth at the mouth for these Pigeon Forge car shows, and the locals stock up on ear plugs & food supplies as we listen to engines rev for about 72 hours straight and are locked up at home while all of the roads are congested. There’s not much complaining though as you guys bring in tons of revenue and keep our property taxes low! So here’s the Pigeon Forge car show schedule for 2009 complete with contact information and official websites for each event.

2009 Pigeon Forge Car Show Schedule

*PLEASE NOTE* These dates are subject to change. Please contact the numbers listed for each event to receive official information. If you discover something is different than what we have listed, please post it in the comment section at the bottom of this page.

March
27-28 Spring Corvette Expo
Sevierville Events Center
http://www.corvetteexpo.com
865-687-3976
April
16-19 Spring Grand Rod Run
Click the link above for details
The Grand Hotel
May
15-17 Chevy Classics Round-up: 1955, 1956, 1957 Chevy Classics Show
The Inn at Christmas Place
(865) 984-3758 or Toll Free: 1-888-465-9644
June
5-6 Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Classic Car Show
Music Road Hotel & Convention Center
http://www.musicroadhotel.com
Phone: (865) 379-9595
TBA Great Smoky Mountains F-100 Run
Smoky Shadows Convention Center
864-710-7844
September
11 & 12 Shades of the Past Rod Run XXVII
Click the link above for details
National Parks Resort & Smoky River Ranch
16-20 Fall Grand Rod Run
Click the link above for details
The Grand Hotel
October
TBA Fall Corvette Expo
Sevierville Events Center
http://www.corvetteexpo.com
865-687-3976

If you are looking for a place to stay, be sure to check out our list of Pigeon Forge cabins and well as our list of the best hotels in Pigeon Forge, TN.

If you know of any other car shows in Pigeon Forge, TN then please share the info in the comment area below!