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    Springtime in the Smokies! May 8-10

    Springtime in the Smokies, the annual gathering of European automobiles and motorcycles in Townsend, TN, will be held May 8-10 on the grounds of the Talley Ho Inn.

    Join us in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, as people from all over the southeast and beyond come together to show off their colorful paint, polished chrome and works in progress. Early registration is only $25 and includes the Friday night cookout (by April 15; $30 day of show).


    Relax in the beauty of a Smoky Mountain spring. Come a day early or stay a day late and drive the Cades Cove loop, hike Laurel Falls, visit Sugarlands Visitor Center or wade in the Little River. OR, drive the newly completed Foothills Parkway, now offering 33 miles with some fantastic views. Here's a video of the opening ceremony, with some of the great views found on the new portion:

    http://youtu.be/Nr9VoeUmomM

    Also here, with some history: http://youtu.be/qzhr6M3YUx4

    And pictures from last year's show, including some great drone shots: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...tDMkw1Rmw0SlR3

    The car show is hosted by Blount British Cars and English Auto Society. Visit our websites for show details and registration information: https://blountbritishcars.org/annual-car-gathering/
    or englishautosociety.org. Proceeds, after expenses, are distributed to several local charities.


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    Re: Springtime in the Smokies! May 8-10

    Regrettably, we have decided to postpone our annual meet due to the possible health risks with the Covid 19 outbreak. Will advise the new date as soon as possible.

    Mickey
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    Re: Springtime in the Smokies! May 8-10

    It's a shame Mickey, but that's the trend across the nation now trying to keep everyone as safe as possible. Seems like the main problem here is the younger set who ignores the warnings. I wonder how many cases will come out of the spring break gatherings due to the, I don't care attitude? Horrible situation! PJ

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    Re: Springtime in the Smokies! May 8-10

    One large contributing issue is the age of most of the participants who frequent these shows. We're, for the most part, solidly in the post-65 age group - the ones at high risk. So even if we went ahead with the show in May, chances are pretty good that attendance would be way down.
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    Re: Springtime in the Smokies! May 8-10

    NEW DATE!!

    We've rescheduled the show for the weekend of July 31. (Summertime in the Smokies?) This will be a VERY informal show, something we decided to try out to see what the response might be; might as well do some experimenting No classes for different cars, no judging, and no prizes. Just a gathering of car nuts, with a couple of drives around the area. Would imagine the Tail of the Dragon will be included, along with the Foothills Parkway and several other great areas to explore.

    Talley Ho Inn is still the location for the show and for lodging. https://talleyhoinn.com/

    If you have any questions, contact me.

    Mickey
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