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Over the years, Shades of the Past has quickly become one of the most popular car shows in Pigeon Forge. This weekend-long event draws crowds from all across the country that come and enjoy all of the beauty that classic cars have to offer. This year, the special Pigeon Forge car show will be held September 11-12.
That being said, what should you and your family expect to find at the 2015 Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge?
1. Over 200 Hot Rods
Yes, you read that correctly. This year, organizers with the 2015 Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge anticipate welcoming over 200 hot rod enthusiasts to the Smoky Mountains. Examples of what cars to expect include a variety of Deuce Coupes, Chevys from the late 50’s, roadsters, and many more!
2. Good, Clean Family Fun
One of the things we at Visit My Smokies love the most about the Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge is the strong dedication that event organizers have for keeping this a truly family-friendly event. They do so by not allowing any alcoholic beverages into the event area and keeping the music to a light-hearted oldies mix. Needless to say, we believe that this Pigeon Forge car show is perfect for guests of all ages.
3. Friendly Competition
Because when you have a car that is nice enough to enter into a car show, it is hard not to compete with other motor enthusiasts on who has the best ride. At this year’s Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge, participants will compete in a variety of categories that include Best Street Cruiser, Best Street Rod, and Best Street Machine.
4. 1932 HiBoy Roadster
It wouldn’t be much of a competition if there wasn’t an impressive prize at stake. For car owners competing at the 2015 Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge, the grand prize will be a 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster.
At nearly 90 years of age, this gorgeous classic would make the perfect addition to any car fan’s garage. Second prize at this year’s competition is $10,000 in cash.
For more on what to expect at the 2015 Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge, feel free to check out this video from 2011.
Bonus: Everything You Need to Know About the 2015 Shades of the Past Car Show in Pigeon Forge
As always, the 2015 Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge will be held at Dollywood’s Splash Country. This Pigeon Forge car show signals the last time that our beloved water park will be open until next summer.
Dollywood’s Splash Country is located off the Parkway, so guests shouldn’t have to worry about too much traffic when traveling to this Pigeon Forge car show.
For driving directions the 2015 Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge, please feel free to use the map below.
Admission to this exciting Pigeon Forge car show is only $10 per person, per day. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. Tickets will be available for purchase at the entrance of the event.
Guests looking to experience the 2015 Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge have three different options when it comes to parking for the event.
- Park in a special section of parking lot F at Dollywood for only $8 per car, per day. From there, you and your family can ride the Dollywood Tramway directly to the entrance of Splash Country and the event.
- If you don’t mind to walk a little ways, you and your family can park on Veterans Blvd. near the Dollywood entrance, and you can walk to the car show.
- Finally, you can park your car on Teaster Ln. at the City of Pigeon FOrge Municipal Parking Lot for free and ride the Pigeon Forge Trolley to the car show in Pigeon Forge. Trolley prices are 50 cents per person, each way.
How to Register Your Car
There is still time if you and your family have a classic car that you would like to register for the 2015 Shares of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge. Requirements for the cars are that they must have been originally built before 1972.
Registration is $60 per car, and it can be done on the Pigeon Forge car show’s website: http://www.shadesofthepast.com/
Do you have a car that you hope to see at the 2015 Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge? Let us know in the comments below!
For more information on upcoming car shows in Pigeon Forge, or other exciting events in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains, be sure to check out the Smoky Mountain Events Calendar on our website. There, you and your family will be able to see all of the fun and exciting things to do in the Smoky Mountains that are scheduled for when you will be in town.