T5 Productions, AKA The PITS Staff: Kevin Brown(Williamston, SC), Travis Smith(Spartanburg, SC), Jeff Southard(Franklin, NC) and Troy Raby(Charlotte, NC) have relationships rooted in the car culture spanning almost 10yrs and bring collective backgrounds in event planning, social networking, charitable work and business planning to name a few. They have made vast connections throughout the Mustang community and remain ambassadors to the car hobby as a whole. Ponies in the Smokies is an extension of their passion and desire to create another iconic annual event for Mustang and Ford fans to enjoy!
My name is Kevin Brown, growing up I was always around cars and when I got old enough to drive the Mustang was what I kept going toward. My dad had a 1965 Mustang when he was younger and that I think was what got me into Mustangs. I’ve had over 45 different mustangs ranging from a 1987 GT, 1995 Cobra, 2003 Cobra and several Foxbodies. The car scene is one of my biggest hobbies and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
PITS is my first big event promotion but I have been heavily involved in the building of a very popular Mustang Foxbody Club from it’s beginning. T5 Productions is a dedicated group of guys that have a passion in the car scene and the Mustang itself and will do what ever it takes to make PITS a great event for the whole family…
Get those Mustangs out and head for the Mountains!!!!!
Come on out and join us in the spring!!!!!!
My name is Jeff Southard and as long as I can remember cars have been my passion and hobby. Growing up my dad owned an auto parts store and always had a dozen or so collector cars and hot rods sitting around the house. At a pretty early age I can remember riding in a pair of ’69 428 Cobra Jet cars my dad owned, as well as hearing him tell stories about out running Corvette’s and Hemi’s in the 1969 Cobra Jet that he bought brand new on New Years Day, 1969. In 2003 I purchased my own brand new Mach 1 and I was hooked ever since! I believe at last count, I’ve had 23 of my own Mustangs.
PITS isn’t my first venture into event promotions, for the past nine (ten this Labor Day Weekend) years I’ve hosted the annual JDRF Charity Car Show in the small town of Clayton, Georgia. We started out with about 30 cars and have grown it to over 200. In fact, 2016 is our first year as a two day show. In just nine short years, we’ve raised over $30,000 for JDRF!
Hope to see everyone in the mountains next spring!
Graduating High School in 1990 puts my adolescence in the heart of the 5.0 vs IROC movement. This street scene planted the hot rod seeds that my father continued watering as we worked on the family vehicles together as well as my own muscle car that I drove through college. I picked up my first Mustang in 1997, a ’92 LX convertible, that I still have today along with a mixed bag of Mustangs that have come, gone and few stayed.
Head for the hills and see for yourself!
#PITS Merchandise Director
If you don’t feel like you know the PITS Staff enough by now, just watch this hilarious video below!