The Grand Spring Rod Run

The Grand Spring Rod Run rolls through town in mid April on the way to Pigeon Forge.

Just because the Rod Run is held in Pigeon Forge every year doesn’t mean that Sevierville doesn’t take part in its own way. For all the parking along the parkway, there’s just as much driving on Main, gawking at chrome, and whistling on the road.

Sevierville should start seeing the classic cars roll through town on their way towards the Parkway in Pigeon Forge around April 10. The 2012 Grand Spring Rod Run is slated for April 12-15. From shiny, chromed-up, vintage models to the unique fixer-upper, there are cars to look at, cars to drool over and cars to buy. It’s a can’t miss event for every kind of gearhead.

Starting at traffic light No. 3 in Pigeon Forge and running almost all the way down the Parkway, cars are parked in every available parking space facing the road. Literally thousands of cars. You can see cars of every description, especially cherry, vintage, American steel: ’58 Corvettes parked next to Model Ts; a ’55 Bel-Air parked next to a ’38 Studebaker Bus. One of the nicest things is that the owners of these cars will be sitting near them. Look for the lawn chairs near the car and they can tell you everything from where they got it, to what they have done to it and with it.

Right behind the cars will be the vendors. Vendor booths, sponsor booths and demonstrations are just part of the weekend. From Hunter’s Custom Automotive to Ausley’s Chevelle, Camaro Central to ET Motorgear, all the big companies are there. Get the answers that may make your car pain your car passion, then head back to the strip.

Things get even more exciting at night. There is an almost constant parade of cars as the owners fire up their machines and cruise the strip. The rumbling up and down the streets of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville is continuous. Thousands of pounds of steel, chrome and glass doing what they were meant to do… cruise.

The Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run is the first of the big three car shows that literally take over the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge-Sevierville area every year. The other two car shows are Shades of the Past and the Fall Grand Rod Run. If you want to be a spectator, participant, or even a car show vendor then we have all of the information you need.

Cruisin’ the Parkway during the 2011 Spring Rod Run:

Pigeon Forge Spring Grand Rod Run Information:

When: April 12-15, 2012
Where: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

  • Participants:
    30 Days Before Event = $30
    Within 30 Days of Event = $40
  • Vendors:
    Outside Space (9×16) = $135
    Inside Space (10×10) = $155
    Sales Corral = $75

For more information about any of the Grand Rod Runs, contact:
MCS Promotions
Monday-Friday 8am – 4pm EST

Hotels associated with the Pigeon Forge Rod Run:
(This is not a recommendation of these hotels…these are simply the places affiliated with the event. To see our recommendations, visit our list of the best hotels in Pigeon Forge)

Family Inns of America – West
3114 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Family Inns of America – East
3785 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, Tenn

Family Inns of America – North
3239 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, Tenn

Family Inns of America – South
4112 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, Tenn

Family Inns of America – Twin Malls
2647 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN
865-429-2244 or 800-251-4444

Grand Inns of America
3206 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865-453-0056 or 800-247-8282

Smoky Shadows Motel and Conference Center
4215 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865-453-7155 or 800-282-2121

Again, For more information about the Spring Grand Rod Run or the Fall Grand Rod Run in Pigeon Forge, contact:
MCS Promotions
Monday-Friday 8am – 4pm EST

For a list of all car shows in Pigeon Forge, be sure to check out our Pigeon Forge Car Show Schedule. You may also want to see our list of the best places to stay in Sevierville as well Sevierville cabin rentals. Also check out the best restaurants in Pigeon Forge and some of the finest Sevierville restaurants. Finally, if some shoppers are coming to town with you, score some points and give them our list of the best coupons for Pigeon Forge.

Have fun and enjoy the Spring Grand Rod Run 2012 in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee !

5 thoughts on “The Grand Spring Rod Run”

  1. What does it mean when autos have mardigra looking beads around thier mirrors on the outside during the hot rod shows? Thank you!

  2. I look for the car show ever year because I love looking at the old cars because me & my husband have a 48 chevy and we drive it up there ever year spring & fall.

  3. I can’t wait for the car show to come around twice a year because we driver our 48 chevy.

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