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Originally posted by 6768rogues 6768rogues wrote:

Is there going to be trailer parking at the show site?


Are you trailering your car?

If you do and you want to park it at my place and drive your car the rest of the hour and a half trip you're more than welcome. I am on the way and not that far from 81.

I am trailering my car. We will probably go via the Columbus route to visit family on the way and return on 81. Thanks for the offer, Joe.
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Registered and booked a hotel. Big question now is do I drive the Hornet or take the Highlander and make it more of a vacation and parts shopping trip? That decision can wait until it's closer to show time.

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Originally posted by pit crew pit crew wrote:

Registered and booked a hotel. Big question now is do I drive the Hornet or take the Highlander and make it more of a vacation and parts shopping trip? That decision can wait until it's closer to show time.
Vacation. Visit Gatlinburg and the mountains while you are here.
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Originally posted by pit crew pit crew wrote:

Registered and booked a hotel. Big question now is do I drive the Hornet or take the Highlander and make it more of a vacation and parts shopping trip? That decision can wait until it's closer to show time.
Vacation. Visit Gatlinburg and the mountains while you are here.
That sounds like a good idea. Made the trip to St Louis and to Gettysburg in the Hornet so I know it will make the trip but as I have gotten older comfort is becoming a higher priority. LOL

Not to mention that the Highlander gets more than double the gas mileage.

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Originally posted by pit crew pit crew wrote:

Originally posted by Sonic Silver Sonic Silver wrote:

Originally posted by pit crew pit crew wrote:

Registered and booked a hotel. Big question now is do I drive the Hornet or take the Highlander and make it more of a vacation and parts shopping trip? That decision can wait until it's closer to show time.
Vacation. Visit Gatlinburg and the mountains while you are here.
That sounds like a good idea. Made the trip to St Louis and to Gettysburg in the Hornet so I know it will make the trip but as I have gotten older comfort is becoming a higher priority. LOL

Not to mention that the Highlander gets more than double the gas mileage.
Those 2 reasons are why I don't drive one of my AMC's to the shows. Well, that and I have no desire to show a car. I generally limit my drives to about 10-30 miles when I take them out. Have you been to this area before?
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Originally posted by Sonic Silver Sonic Silver wrote:

Originally posted by pit crew pit crew wrote:

That sounds like a good idea. Made the trip to St Louis and to Gettysburg in the Hornet so I know it will make the trip but as I have gotten older comfort is becoming a higher priority. LOL

Not to mention that the Highlander gets more than double the gas mileage.
Those 2 reasons are why I don't drive one of my AMC's to the shows. Well, that and I have no desire to show a car. I generally limit my drives to about 10-30 miles when I take them out. Have you been to this area before?
I put the Hornet in display only. What might tip the decision in favor of the Hornet would be swapping the TH400 transmission for an overdrive transmission by then. I have the adapter to use a 700R4 but I am not sure I feel it would be worth the time and money to make the change at this point. Since the Hornet gets 15 mpg on average the fuel stops and rest stops kind of match up which is a good thing at my age. LOL

The wife and I did a trip covering Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Cherokee many years ago. I have not been in that area since then so I am looking forward to this excuse to head on over that way again.

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Planning on this trip, a nice short 700 miles. For sure planning on hitting Tail of the Dragon each way. Probably enter in the driven class as I don't really worry about that trophy crap. still breaking in new motor with almost 500 miles on it in a month so I have plenty of time to gain confidence in the new build. Should be a great road trip. 
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My current cars are drivers rather than show cars. I did drive the '72 to Colorado Springs for the 2021 AMO but Knoxville is a bit far for my liking. Will likely trailer a car and show as "display only" if I go at all.
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So which hotels are the host hotels? How far away from the show field? I'm close by so trying to decide if I need a hotel room or not.
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So which hotels are the host hotels? How far away from the show field? I'm close by so trying to decide if I need a hotel room or not.
Host hotels are at Exit 398 (Strawberry Plains Road) off I-40. I don't know which hotels but there is a Hampton Inn and a Holiday Inn Express at that exit. Show field is at Carter High School on North Carter School Road. Google Map it. I would guess hotels are 4 to 5 miles away.

Edit: Eddie, I meant to add that it is on your end of Knoxville, before you actually get into town and before where I-640 starts, from your direction. If you google Carter School Road, it is in Strawberry Plains, TN.


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