The love and admiration for a now-discontinued car brand lives on with the 12th Annual Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Car Show and Swap Meet, which will take place June 1-3 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The car show will be held at the Music Road Hotel.
Even though General Motors shut down the brand in 2010, the special place that Pontiacs occupy in people's hearts cannot die. Pontiac, which was established in 1926, has produced a stable of popular cars throughout the years, such as the GTO, Firebird and Lemans.
There are two classes, including stock and modified, for the 2012 car show. Within the two classes, there are different categories for Pontiac's specific models and their production years.
Under the stock class, participants can enter their Pontiacs in 19 different specific model categories. The categories include models from the Oakland brand, which was Pontiac's parent company in the early years, and Pontiac from 1900 to 1948, GTO models from 1964 to 1974 and from 2004 to 2006 and all production years of the Ventura, which was produced from 1960 to 1977.
The modified class of the car show include all production years of the Pontiac GTO, full size models and the Firebird, Trans Am and Formula models.
Honors will be handed out in both categories. Participants can compete for the People's Choice Award, Best in Show Stock Award and Best in Show Modified Award.
The car show is one of many Pigeon Forge events that take place each year in the popular Tennessee Smoky Mountains. Pigeon Forge is a short drive from Gatlinburg, which is another popular tourist destination.
Gatlinburg is home to a ski resort and a long list of specialty shops. Pigeon Forge is home to the Dollywood amusement park.
Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg events attract millions of people, who rent or purchase cabins in the area, each year. Cabins in Gatlinburg make it possible for them to enjoy everything that the area has to offer, all within a stone's throw.