Follow by Email

Thursday, April 29, 2021

2021 SPRING PIGEON FORGE ROD RUN, NOVAS YOU SAY AND 2021 FORD BRONCO CELEBRATION

 WE HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED THAT THE AUTOMATED EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS WILL STOP BEING SENT AFTER JULY SO YOU WILL NEED TO SAVE THE BLOG AND CHECK BACK ON YOUR OWN TO KEEP FOLLOWING CARHUNTER

AFTER JULY NO MORE EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS

SORRY I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THAT! 

ALSO JUST IN THE DETROIT AUTORAMA WAS CANCELLED SO THERE WILL BE NO 2021 RIDLER WINNER! CARHUNTER WON'T NEED TO TRY AND PICK ONE THIS TIME AROUND!



YEAH IT'S PIGEON FORGE ROD RUN AGAIN!

It was a big turnout and as usual some crazy stuff showed up!

First let me conduct a spelling lesson since oddly enough there was a perfect example of each at the Rod Run, follow along;

NOVA


OMEGA


VENTURA


APPOLO


All through the GM line following Chevy, Olds, Pontiac and Buick eventually added their version of the Nova now take the 1st letter of each car and it spells N O V A; Nova, Omega, Ventura and Apollo! Too bad Caddy did not add one it could have been named Saturn and spelled out NOVAS! 
Now I want to take one of the 4 doors and make it a Caddy luxury verion with leather and all the proper badging! 
Hold on! There was a Caddy in 1975 called the Seville which sat on the X platform so there is the S to complete N O V A S!! The car eventually was called the K platform because so many changes occured.  


Do you see a NOVA in there from the next series?


Back to the Rod Run!
PART 1 many many more blogs coming on it! Stay Tuned!
There is a major problem here and since I can edit any comments people make or ignore them I will once again

There was a major assault on the rod run by kids in lifted diesel black smoke blowing trucks this time, They seemed to have made a mission to come  ignoring A- this a really a rod run for cars and B- law enforcement has taken a serious front to summons every violation from the code book about tinted windows, bumper height, etc.. Proudly posting photos of the traffic stops, tickets and showing how they were side lined told they can not drive the truck home on the road. 
In response they have found theor way on to every facebook page cursing at and insulting all other rod run attendees as disrespectful  as they possibly can muster up! 
Favorite comment, they questioned what a State Trooper from the Tennessee Highway Patrol was doing in the Pigeon Forge City limits, enough said about the mindset of these kids?? 

I did take some photos of some of them just amazed at the amount of work put into them, but this will eventually end the rod run.

Why someone does not have the ability to have a weekend long monster truck show like the Bronco show at the end of this blog just amazes me instead of going out of their way to cause problems!   

Well early post because I have many photos 
I am going to post the 1st batch of photos from the 2021 Spring Rod Run and look for several more maybe weekly so I can post some more photos as I cover more events once again



This little gasser did not sell, but is in the local area still up for sale 









Ok this is different and very cool!













1939 Desoto and you will see that 426 HEMI under the hood shortly















Quite a few Ramblers this time












































It took years, but I finally got a shot of the topless Suburban



yes it is the exhaust stack





A bunch of different paint treatments adorned this rod
















So do any of you know this old Discovery Channel show, I never saw it, never noticed the trailer before at the run, but have seen his rides for years in the same place every year!


















39 Desoto 426 HEMI



Rebel Road's Harley powered rod 








It's the Bandits!




















Turns out 1 of none 2 door wagon claimed to be a factory sedan delivery





















If you follow the blog take a little glance behind to the Dollar General, that was the location of the Smoky Mountain Car Museum 





































Christmas threw up in the bed of this truck!











































oops!




The square body trucks have arrived







I had to pop this one in, after the 1st few rows I realized they all kind of blended in! LOL! 







This was built for his son to enjoy some 4 wheeling!






















The red headed step children















I think the coolest part was that Ford brought a herd of early production NEW Broncos for ride and drives


The Sport is just an Explorer on steroids 


This is the all new retro all terrain Bronco





Even comes in a 4 door














Chassis was built with a serious purpose and attitude!



All the colors of the rainbow on a gas can color chart














Hey Ford must have seen this one 


I think appreciated the stock ones even more that weekend






These were conversions called Centurians














?
















Yes it is a real Bronco, got wood yet?











KIN - LOL!


They make complete bodies now



Yikes they both sold!



A bonus Gas Turbine Truck of the future

 The tractor has survived and is private hands!