Great smoky mountains Jeep invasion

Oakley

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Is anyone at this event in pigeon forge? Started Thursday runs thru Saturday
 

John N

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Jake White is there with a CartoTracks booth.
 

Oakley

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Well I drove up to pigeon forge to the event. Was lots of jeeps to see . Getting into the indoor event was far to ridiculous. (Probably still people waiting in line due to Covid concerns) lines were thousands of people long and security allowing 5 people in when 5 people left.
Ended up riding around part of the day then parking watching all the jeeps Till late into the night.
Did however see 2 scramblers pass by while sitting there. I guess 2 out of many thousand wasn’t too bad. Seen some really nice old CJ-5s and 7s reminding me when that’s what I had so many years ago until I was able to finally get and finish my scrambler.
looking forward to a scrambler event to see some of the ones I’ve seen on here. Hot Springs is only 10-11 hours away ?
 

bigwalton

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Glad your junk didn't get stolen, seems like that's a theme every year at that event. I kind of dropped off FB, so I haven't seen if there were any reported this go-round.
 

53D Scrambler

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I saw a video of this event on YouTube. Seemed like a lot of "special" Jeeps if you know what I mean. Lots of weirdness in that video.....I did see one Sport Side Honcho though.
 

bigwalton

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I saw a video of this event on YouTube. Seemed like a lot of "special" Jeeps if you know what I mean. Lots of weirdness in that video.....I did see one Sport Side Honcho though.

This is why I’ve lost most any interest in any big Jeep event that’s not trail-riding-centric. Even then, it’s only because the trail riding redeems it.
 

Oakley

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I’m actually looking forward to the iron mountain Jeep event in early October here close to me. That event takes place miles from town and you have to be off road to attend that. Very little parking at entrance and you have to drive 15-20 minutes thru the mountain trail to get back to the event.
 

bigwalton

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I’m actually looking forward to the iron mountain Jeep event in early October here close to me. That event takes place miles from town and you have to be off road to attend that. Very little parking at entrance and you have to drive 15-20 minutes thru the mountain trail to get back to the event.

That sounds AWESOME!!!!
 

CJ8LVR

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This was a record year this year.
Numbers through the gates:
4,750 Thursday
9,750 Friday
14,250 Saturday
Total 28,750 people
Approximate 12,777 Jeeps
There was quite the mix. I'm no fan of the bolt-on, never wheel JKs and JLs but the classics there satisfied my enthusiasm for the event. The organizers did the very best they could considering the circumstances and the regulations placed on the facility by the city and facility management. It was clear a LOT of people wanted to come and see what all there was to see. Fortunately this year, I heard of far fewer thefts compared to past events. I don't really know what that could be attributed to but it was good to (not) hear of many.
 

bigwalton

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This was a record year this year.
Numbers through the gates:
4,750 Thursday
9,750 Friday
14,250 Saturday
Total 28,750 people
Approximate 12,777 Jeeps
There was quite the mix. I'm no fan of the bolt-on, never wheel JKs and JLs but the classics there satisfied my enthusiasm for the event. The organizers did the very best they could considering the circumstances and the regulations placed on the facility by the city and facility management. It was clear a LOT of people wanted to come and see what all there was to see. Fortunately this year, I heard of far fewer thefts compared to past events. I don't really know what that could be attributed to but it was good to (not) hear of many.
That’s fantastic!!!
 

02tj

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I was there! Made a video for my YouTube channel.
 
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