Important PITS 2018 Info

Important 2018 Ponies In The Smokies Info

Hey guys and gals! Hard to believe PITS is upon us once again! Below we have listed what we feel is all the crucial info for you to enjoy and maximize your experience!

Contact Info

While we try and keep an eye on all forms of contact, sometimes the week of the show it can become a bit overwhelming. The best way to ask a question is simply to shoot us an email at

Car Show & Shine Run Participants

You registration packets will be available in front hallway at the convention center Wednesday and Thursday 9-3. They will also be available for pick up at both Hard Rock & Quaker Steak & Lube during the night time events. You can also register during this time if you have not.

If you are not arriving until Friday morning, you must come to the front to register or pick up your packet before entering the show field.

55,Saleen, & SVT Display Cars

Please enter via the back loading dock on Thursday. We will have your registration packets there. If your participating in the Shine Run, those packets will be available in the front of the convention center.

Trailer Parking

We will have trailer parking available off site for free. It’s about ┬╝ mile from the convention center at the Sevierville Fair Grounds. Please come to registration for your parking ticket. YOU MUST have this ticket to park or access the trailer lot.

Wrist Bands & Credentials

It is imperative that you have either your wrist band or your credentials on at all times Friday and Saturday. Anyone without their arm bands or credentials will be asked to leave or pay for a new arm band. We had trouble last year with people sneaking in forcing us to get a little stricter on things this year. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Shine Run: Registration @ The Sevirville Convention Center

The easiest stop on the Shine Run is the first one! Simply come to registration, located in the front hallway of the Sevierville Convention Center and pick up your Shine Run Packet! Here we will get you on your way with your first card stamp! You can also pick up your car show registration packet and get your first crack at #PITS Merchandise! This stop will be open Wendesday & Thursday, 9-3 pm!


For the complete Shine Run Schedule, CLICK HERE!

Haven’t registered yet?? What are you waiting for!! CLICK HERE!

Introducing The 2018 Shine Run

Ponies In The Smokies presented by National Parts Depot was founded on the idea of getting these Ponies out and driving them! While there will be some of the nicest show cars in the country on display on Friday and Saturday, we love and always will that guy that takes his Mustang out and enjoys the heck out of it! The Shine Run allows you to do just that! A modified poker run of sorts, the Shine Run takes you all over the area why collecting your poker hand in hopes at winning one of the top prizes which include all kinds of cool stuff from all our vendors as well as the top prize, a set of wheels donated by Modify My Stang.

Below are the 2018 Ponies In The Smokies Shine Run Stops


  • Registration @ The Sevierville Convention Center- 1 card
  • Bush’s Baked Beans Visitor Center- 1 card
  • Thunder Road Distillery- 1 card
  • Sevierville Distilling Company-1 card
  • Man Cave-1 card
  • Ponies In The Smokies Kick Off Party Presented by Croftgate @ Hard Rock Cafe- 1 card
  • Tail Of The Dragon Store- 2 cards

Your final hand will consist of your five best cards.

Over the next few days we will feature more on each stop, but the quick and simple is this years Shine Run stops should be even more exciting that last year! Two returning favorites include Thunder Road Distillery and The Tail Of The Dragon Store. Thunder road features a cool Ford themed display straight out of the movie as well as some of the best Shine the area has to offer! We’ve even saw our very own Moonshine Marvin sipping some of their brew from time to time! The Tail Of The Dragon needs no intro! The folks at the TOD store will have the shelves stocked with all your must have Dragon merchandise! Also don’t forget to smile for the camera when you pass Killboy’s photo stand! New for 2018 are a few very exciting stops! Bush’s Baked Beans visitor center provides a cool chance to learn about the history of the company and is nestled around several great back mountain roads we hope you will take time to explore! Sevierville Distilling Company offers distillery tours and is also just a stones throw away from Douglas Dam, a great side trip! Bring your wallet to the Man Cave, its stocked full of ultra cool items that will be perfect in your garage! Excited? We are too! its not too late to register! Also don’t forget, completing the Shine Run and displaying the decal on your car Friday gives you ten extra points in the car show to make up for any road grime or bugs you might endure! Register NOW!!



Our Thursday Night Shine Run Party Picks Up Sponsor!

We are excited to announce that the guys from Clearshine┬áhave teamed up with us to sponsor our Thursday night party at Quaker Steak and Lube! The event, now officially known a the ClearShine Run Party will start at 5pm on Thursday of Ponies In The Smokies and run until 9pm. Hot Rods & Happy Hour will be on site providing the tunes and Quaker Steak & Lube will be providing food and drinks all night. The event features a unique “under the bridge” atmosphere that makes it perfect for a car meet! You can even check out our very own unique #PITS graffiti!

The guys from Clearshine also be on hand with door prizes and games for the participants to partake in. They will also be giving out special goodie bags for Shine Run participants on Wednesday and Thursday during registration! Be sure and make plans to attend now! You don’t want to miss it! Check out the official facebook event page below!

Volunteers For 2018

We are now accepting volunteers for the 2018 edition of Ponies In The Smokies. We need volunteers for both parking and judging.
All volunteers will recieve a one of a kind Ponies In The Smokies presented by National Parts Depot volunteer shirt as well as a free event shirt of their choosing. You will also recieve a free lunch on the day(s) you volunteer catered in a private break room by the event center! We appreciate all our volunteers and could not pull the show off without you!

Please email ONLY requests to be a volunteer, others amy be missed!

Send all entries to

Please send the following info:

Shirt size:
Event shirt color: Black-Charcaol-Neon Green or Stone Blue
Parking or Judging
If parking, Friday – Saturday or both

Parking volunteers will need to be at the events center for a parking meeting early each morning, time to be announced but probably 7 am or so. They will oark cars from 7-11. We will also need a few of you to ah g around in shifts in the front lot especially in Saturday directing cars to the cruise in.

1-Bill Flucker F&S
2-Bobbie Flucker F&S
3-Chelsea Flucker F&S
4-Shelbie Flucker F&S
5-Ashley Flucker F&S
6-Angela Stallings F
7-Leon Stallings F
8-Johnny Detamore F&S
9- Stephen Young F&S
10- Jason Rutledge F&S
11- Miranda Rutledge S
12- Mike Stallings F
13- Stephen Young F&S

Judges- Judges will be needed Friday only. Judging will start at roughly 9 am. Please have some jusging experience or automotive knowledge. Please explain your back ground and any experience in the email to be selected.

1-Kristen Koepke
2-Carolyn Mashburn
3-Richie Mashburn
4-Peter Koepke
5-Alex Hicks
6-Jim Castillo
7-Amanda Deason
8-Jacob Deason
9-John Garner
10-Dave Williams
11-James Dockery
13-Micheal Loggins