Looking for a great collection of cool classic trucks in a scenic location? Show promoter Charlie Cobble has the answer. Following on the heels of his successful Ford-oriented F-100 show in May, the All Chevy show in June of this year featured a great collection of vintage rides. Both events were held at the same location, the new Municipal Parking Lot in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. With plenty of room to spread out for show vehicles, as well as nearby parking for the tow vehicles, the new parking lot was a perfect choice. Add the scenic and shaded River Walk, adjacent to the show field, and you have the perfect alternative should the noonday sun get a little too warm. The collection of 371 vehicles gave drivers and spectators lots to see throughout the Thursday-Saturday event.
Manufacturers were on hand with a variety of aftermarket options and food vendors kept everyone well fed and smiling. Since Pigeon Forge is one of Tennessee’s favorite mountain resort towns, there were lots of options for after-show hours with rides and attractions for the family as well as shopping for the ladies. Carnival Cruise Lines added even more to the fun, displaying their NASCAR vehicle in their booth and announcing the name of a cruise winner every day! Come to a car show and win a free cruise! That was an unexpected perk.
While everyone else was having fun, the talented team from Showoff Promotions was working hard, completing the judging and presiding over the awards ceremony, sending 145 trophies home with new owners. Shawn Sammons was the overall Best of Show winner with his full-custom ’67 GMC Sierra, a nine-year project that saw modifications from bumper to bumper. Owner Jerry Lyndon was also happy to hear his name called as the Classic Trucks Editor’s Choice winner. His beautifully customized ’54 Chevy pickup was actually a Corvette in disguise, with ’96 Vette suspension and a 502 crate motor pumping out 640 hp. Watch for more on this one soon.
If you’d like to be part of this great show in a Tennessee mountain resort setting, check out www.allchevysupernationals.com for more details. CT