Despite a chance of rain this weekend, cars are already lining the parkway and spectators are arriving for the Pigeon Forge Rod Run.
The Spring Pigeon Forge Rod Run will be held April 17-18, 2015 at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. This is the 33rd year for the event. It was previously held at the Grand Resort Hotel, but moved to the LeConte Center in spring of last year. The show will be go on rain or shine.
Organizers say this show will have more cars and vendors than ever before. $8,000 in cash prizes are up for grabs by show cars competing at the event. The new and used car parts vendors are a major draw for car enthusiasts restoring their car or looking for car parts and accessories.
A special feature this year, ScottieD of the YouTube channel ScottieDTV has chosen twelve specialty cars to represent his ScottieDTV Dirty Dozen exhibition at the show.
“Moving into the LeConte Center has definitely increased our attendance,” said Byron Cooper of MCS Promotions. He credited the 100,000 square foot indoor exhibition space and the free public parking lot adjacent to the facility that makes coming to the show convenient for attendees as contributing factors for the growth. MCS Promotions has been presenting the event since 1991.
Attendance to the show was between 8,000 and 10,000 people last year, but thousands more car enthusiasts come to the area to buy, sell, trade or just look at the classic cars lining both sides of the Pigeon Forge Parkway.
Admission to the Pigeon Forge Rod Run at LeConte Center is $10 per person, per day. The show will be open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17 and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, with the award presentations beginning at 5 p.m.
If you go, use the Teaster Lane entrance to the public parking lot between the LeConte Center and The Island.