Published On: Thu, Oct 20th, 2016

“Cruise the Smokies” Fall Rod Run coming

This candy apple red 1934 Studebaker, belonging to Richard and Lisa Harmon from Knoxville, Tenn., shines in the sun during a previous Fall Rod Run.  (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

This candy apple red 1934 Studebaker, belonging to Richard and Lisa Harmon from Knoxville, Tenn., shines in the sun during a previous Fall Rod Run. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

 

The Cherokee Rodders are hosting the “Cruise the Smokies” Fall Rod Run at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5.  This will be the fifteenth year that the Rodders have brought hundreds of the South’s fantastic classic cars and trucks to be on display and cruising the streets of Cherokee.  This is an “Open Show” with rat rods welcome.  All cars and trucks, either for show or for sale, will be parked on the Fairgrounds.

Gates open at 9am with a daily spectator entrance fee of $5 per person with children 10 and under free. Spectator parking will be available in areas surrounding the Fairgrounds. Vendors will be available with parts for those working on their own trophy car.

For the registered participants, there will be door prizes, poker walk and run, trophies, and up to $4,000 in cash giveaways throughout the weekend.

Funds received during the Motor Giveaway are earmarked for the Bob Smith Memorial Vocational Scholarship Fund (scholarships will be given annually before Fall Semester).  Event shirts will be available for purchase.  Food vendors will also be available.

During the year, the Rodders participate in the following activities:  Toys for Tots, Wounded Warriors, Relay for Life, and the Cherokee Indian Fair Fall Parade.  They also hold a cruise-in every Thursday from May thru October at the Domino’s parking lot in Cherokee.

Info: www.cherokeerodders.com, https://www.facebook.com/cherokee.rodders/, or 497-2603

– Cherokee Rodders