Friday, April 22, 2016

Pigeon Forge Rod Run 2016

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The Rod Run didn’t officially start until Friday, but there were already a lot of cars in town when we arrived on Thursday, and after getting some dinner at Big Daddy’s Pizzeria, we cruised along the Parkway a few times.

Lawns become parking lots

It was a beautiful evening, and we were enjoying our cruise with the top down on the Jeep, especially Bryce, our chauffer.


The Parkway was already getting crowded,

Bumper to Bumper traffic

Lots of traffic!










but nothing like later in the weekend!

The parking lots were starting to fill up, too,

Customer parking becomes a display area

but some of the cars were cruising while they still could!

Looks like Grandpa's!

One of several Rat Rods we saw










The guys did some more cruising on Friday after dinner, but I didn’t go with them, and Saturday was our “Car Day” . . . all day!

We lucked out and found a shady parking spot at a bank at the far end of the Parkway, and from there we walked . . . and walked!

Nicolas was so tempted by the Mustangs!

Checking out the Bugs!










There were so many cars to look at . . . and most of them had “For Sale” signs or prices in their windows.

Hmmm . . . I think that might be a little faster than a Bug!

Bryce still likes his Bugs, but is starting to feel a need for speed, too!

Vintage Bug


I like the pretty colors and unique vehicles . . . like this one!

That's an interesting way to get around!

There were lots of pretty cars!

I like the little monkey!

Purple - I like that one!










I find myself drawn to orange cars . . .

Some of them are just so cute – old station wagons,

Old station wagons

beach buggies,

Cool surfer wagon

Dune Buggy









and Hippie Busses!

Spider Hippie Van

There were several Jeeps – this was probably the prettiest one,

That's a cool-looking Jeep!

and this was probably the oldest!

That's an old one!











We walked along the Parkway on one side of the road until we reached the point where the guys had walked to the night before, then we crossed the road and walked back the other way.  we stopped at Baskin-Robbins for some ice cream, where we got the skimpiest cones we’ve ever had!

There were lines of cars in every parking lot,

Classic Car Show Pose

Almost matching











and some of the hotels gave their guests premium space along their driveways and on the lawns.

A beautiful day for a car show!

Nicolas could have walked and looked at cars forever . . . but I was done!  I left them to continue walking, while I went back to the Jeep to sit in the shade and read a book on my phone.

A few more of their favorites . . .

Tommy's Rod Shop

Big Orange Truck











That's a different color!

The boys love the old Broncos











Baby Firetruck

It was an absolutely beautiful day, and the guys were in their glory with all that shiny metal around!

Trucks in a row


  1. WOW...that's a lot of cars or should I say RODS!!! Looks like the boys were really enjoying the beautiful day and all those cars:o))

  2. I'll take the old Bronco, please. . . . Becki

  3. I'll take the old Bronco, please. . . . Becki


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