With the yearly Rod Runs, Pontiac gatherings, yellow Mustang shows, and all-Chevy weekends, it would seem that Sevierville and the neighboring cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN have the market cornered when it comes to classic car events. Sevierville even boasts a classic car museum showcasing some of the most popular and collectible hot rods in the world – Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum.
Around here, when you’re talking muscle cars Floyd Garrett‘s name is synonymous with anything big block and V8. In his museum, 60’s and 70’s high performance automobiles are on display in their finest form. And when it comes to “Muscle Cars” Floyd’s 40 years of hands-on experience is rivaled by no one. Originally from Fernandina Beach Florida, a hobby turned into a love affair for Floyd. It all started with a black 1970 Chevelle he purchased in 1975 and the rest is history as each visitor can attest. It’s a collection that’s ever-growing.
The collection of American muscle found at the museum has attracted the likes of Spike TV, the Speed Channel, My Classic Car, The History Chanel, Super Chevy Magazine, Mopar Muscle, and Muscle Car Review just to name a few. Countless stories have been written and the museum has been featured on television so many times that Floyd’s probably lost count.
You’ll never see a more impressive collection of American muscle than at Floyd Garrett’s! This collection has been valued at over $8 million! The 90 cars on display represent the best of Detroit during the 50s, 60s, and 70s – a time when muscle didn’t mean biceps, but the number of horses under each hood.
If you grew up during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s you know it was the high water mark for the American automobile industry. New technology around every corner and car makers were literally racing to improve on their designs. It was the golden era of the American “muscle car”. Since opening on April 26, 1996, Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum has become a destination for car lovers traveling to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the surrounding towns of Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Come and see the cars, but don’t leave without checking out the different engines and other muscle car memorabilia – over 5,000 items related to the classic American automobile. Stop by the gift shop on your way out as well. There are plenty of T-shirts, die casts, posters, and much more to choose from. There’s something for every Ford, Chevy, and Pontiac enthusiast. As Floyd said, “If it has “muscle” we have it waiting for you!”
Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum
320 Winfield Dunn Parkway