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Shades Of The Past

Dollywood’s Splash Country gets a blast from the past late every summer when the Shades of the Past car show rolls into Pigeon Forge. This annual car show features rods, customs and classic cars through 1972 and promises great fun for gearheads, rod runners and anyone who appreciates the beauty of classic cars.

The 2022 event was the final Shades of the Past car show.

Shades Of The Past

September 9-10, 2022

Shades of the Past in Pigeon Forge is one of the Smoky Mountains’ biggest annual car shows and rod runs, and features all kinds of classic cars. Expect to see everything from sleek classic Corvettes to little Deuce Coupes, with wild Mustangs and even custom hot rods on display, too.

Event Info

Motorheads and rod runners will get to interact with fellow enthusiasts, meet special celebrity guests, swap items, learn about new products with interactive displays from vendors and much more. Shades of the Past is a family friendly event and promises to bring big fun to car connoisseurs, auto aficionados, and anyone else who views classic cars as modern works of mobile art.

Shades Of The Past

Go For A Drive

The rolling hills of the Great Smoky Mountains make the perfect backdrop to the Shades of the Past car show. Curvy mountain drives can really show off major muscle, and the parkway is perfect for cruising and checking out the hot rods rolling by. If you’re looking for fun that’s not behind the wheel, you’re in the perfect place: Pigeon Forge is truly the place to be with something for everyone. Shopping, dining, entertainment and adventure abound in Pigeon Forge.

Book Your Stay

Folks planning to attend Shades of the Past can check out Pigeon Forge lodging and find the perfect place to stay while they’re in town for the car show. You’ll find hotels, condos, cabins and more just minutes from the Pigeon Forge Parkway, putting you close to the action and turning the rod run into a true Smoky Mountain vacation.

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