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.