event coverage from Grand National F100 Show

Over 750 Trucks & Dozens of Vendors

The Grand National F-100 Show has found a new home: Pigeon Forge’s LeConte Center, located in the beautiful Smokey Mountains of Tennessee! The largest F-100 event with focus on truckers building their trucks, show participants from all over the US and Canada attended the three-day event.

The most popular vendors showed off the latest in Crown Vic/Coyote complete custom frame swaps. Any part, whether new or used, was available to purchase on the spot from dozens of new parts vendors in the convention center and swap meet vendors outside. There was so much to see and so many cool folks to talk to … and this is why truckers continue to come for the entire three-day event.

On Friday, trucks lined up for the Grand National Cruise through the Smokeys. More than 100 trucks participated in the hour-long cruise through the national park and scenic Gatlinburg back to Pigeon Forge. Saturday afternoon featured the awards ceremony where truckers were recognized for their cool rides in each category. The Top 3 “Trucks of the Year” were awarded special trophies for their accomplishments.

Next Year

Plans for next year began as soon as the parking lot was emptied.

This past May, participants had to pack all in due to the great attendance and number of trucks and swap meet vendors. The good news is the LeConte Center is allowing the show to double the outside show space for 2023! This means more trucks, more room for tents, and more space for swap meet vendors.

In 2023, the show will extend the invitation to the 1996 Ford F-150 trucks. So, all Ford trucks built in 1996 and older are welcome to attend! Sorry, no Broncos or Rancheros.

So, make your plans early, pre-register, and get your hotel accommodations now for next year. The Grand National F-100 Show will be bigger and better. Pro Tip: Always remember the weekend after Mother’s Day in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, should be marked on your calendar. See you all there next year!


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