It’s really great to have a national street rod event just up the road from our shop in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Even if we don’t set up as a vendor at these semi-local shows, we always like to go check ’em out, to see all the cars and potentially find a cool deal in the swap meet. We went up to the NSRA Street Rod Nationals South this past weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee and had a great time.
This event has been going on for quite some time, but it hasn’t always been in Knoxville. At first it was held in North Carolina, eventually moving to Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, where it has stayed for nearly 30 years. The venue is great, and even through a passing storm came through on Saturday morning, a good crowd rolled into the fairgrounds, and joined the fun. After a $10 cheesburger combo, a $5 lemonade and a $4 ice cream cone, we had blown through our budget but had a good time doing it. Next time, we’ll bring some more dough so we can drag something home from the swap meet!