Shades of the Past Rod Run

Shadesofthe Past Rod Run
August 27, 2022

What does September mean in East Tennessee? Well, like most of the United States, it means for us kids are ALL back in school by now and that we’re anxious for Autumn to really kick off and our Harvest Festival traditional season can begin.

September in the Smokies is not complete without – the September Rod Run season. The Rod Run season is actually two separate car shows in Pigeon Forge (with noticeable overlap to nearby cities) that take place on the second and third weekends of September – the Shades Of The Past Rod Run and the Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run, respectively – but what it actually amounts to is at least two full weeks of awesome, custom-painted, custom-designed, custom-redesigned, repaired and renewed classic autos that can be found all throughout the city of Pigeon Forge, parading near nightly, as well as vendors, shops, and other things of interest to those who look forward to rod runs and car events in the Appalachian South!

Here is what Pigeon Forge has for information on them for this year:

* Shades Of The Past Rod Run *
September 9th to September 10th For 2022

“Mark your calendars for Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup at Dollywood’s Splash Country! Visitors of all ages will marvel at the more than 200 hot rods competing for the grand prizes. There will also be a large exhibitor area and swap meet.

Shades of the Past Awards

PRIZE #1: 1932 For Hi-Boy Roadster by Alloway’s

PRIZE #2: $10,000 check

Other awards for this year include the Top 25, Magnificent 7, American Tri-5 Association, ISCA Picks, Mights Muscle Picks, Shades Mighty Muscle Pick, and Shades Specialty Awards.”

Shades of the Past Pigeon Forge Rod Run

* Pigeon Forge Rod Run *
September 15th to September 17th for 2022

“A spectacular 3-day event for any car enthusiast! $8,000 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill. Huge swap meet with hundreds of show cars and car corral.

Join the many automotive enthusiasts and come on out to the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, the area’s largest automotive event! The Rod Show will be returning to its original location at The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. Don’t miss this incredible car show! For registration and show information contact MCS Promotions at (865) 687-3976.”

Are you coming for the car shows remaining in 2022? Consider a cabin rental for your vacation accommodations! Have fun with thousands of car enthusiasts in town, then head back to a building you don’t need to with others who didn’t arrive with you for a relaxing evening in a high quality, high amenity house. Clean up with a refreshing shower, soak in the hot tub and let the comfort of the cabin lull you to one of the best sleeps you’ll remember for some time to come. That’s only the start of reasons to consider a vacation cabin during a rod run, mind you, our cabin pages will provide the rest:

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