Shades of the Past 2017 – 35th Annual Hot Rod Roundup

The 35th Annual Shades Of The Past Hot Rod Roundup is happening at Dollywood’s Splash Country, September 8-9, 2017.Splash Country closes on Labor Day, and the first weekend following turns the huge parking lot to good use for this massive car show, prize contest and swap meet event.

Image courtesy of Shades of the Past

Over 200 special vehicles of all kinds – but all built before 1973 – will be on show and in competition for the lavish prizes and the honors of best muscle car and multiple other categories.

See our full write up of last year’s event here, and for full details check the Shades of the Past website – with special attention to the Spectator Information page.

This is a great family-friendly event with no alcohol, indoor restrooms, LOTS of parking and even scooters to rent!

If you have no idea what the great attraction is about classic cars and automobile muscle, this show will make it all clear – and leave you wanting one of your own!




About Tony Perez

I'm a people person, and I enjoy the atmosphere that working with Cabins Of The Smoky Mountains entails, interacting with different types of people and trying to relate to each one uniquely. From Michigan originally, I've been coming to the Smoky Mountains since I was a child, with family in Wears Valley. Summer fun for me is exploring the Cades Cove area, swimming in the creeks, and hiking Mount LeConte and many other trails. I love the Smoky Mountains.