Journey To The Smoky Mountains: Slammedenuff Gatlinburg

Journey To The Smoky Mountains: Slammedenuff Gatlinburg

Photography by Sinh Nguyen


What does the best home-cooking restaurants, the most beautiful mountain scenery, and Slammedenuff's most popular show of the year have in common? They're all located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park's gateway town, Gatlinburg, Tennessee!

01 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 08 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 11 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG

This is the second year that Slammedenuff has taken over Gatlinburg. With the show car spots selling out almost immediately, an additional show day, filled with a whole different set of cars, had to be added. It was amazing to see how much bigger this event has grown over the course of a year.

13 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 15 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 19 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG

Although the actual show was not until Saturday and Sunday, people from all over were arriving as early as Thursday in order to enjoy this gorgeous town before everyone else. Coming into town early only guarantees that you will get to enjoy the mountains and attractions without having to share your fun with tourists or other show-goers.

42 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 43 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 46 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG

47 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 45 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 44 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG

The pre-meet set the vibe for how the weekend was going to be. The setting sun was vibrant and incredible, thus, welcoming photographers from all over the country to the flare-filled photo opportunities. While the majority of people were simply walking around, looking at cars and catching up with close friends, a few risk-takers could be seen hanging halfway out the window just to capture that perfect rolling shot nearby.

21 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 22 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 25 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG

Day one of Slammedenuff Gatlinburg, better known as SE Gatlinburg, featured some of the industry's most down-to-earth vendors. Some of the favorites of the weekend include Grip Royal, FUNKfashion, MHT/Rotiform Wheels, Vaded Mob, and AirdOut. These amazing vendors work diligently to provide show-goers with high-quality merchandise they expect at an event hosted by Slammedenuff.

26 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 27 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 28 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG

The night life in this beautiful town is nothing short of amazing. It doesn't matter if you are visiting the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum, browsing through the countless different flavors of moonshine at the local distillery, or just getting "lit" with people you've met through social media and exploring downtown, you will more than likely not remember anything the next morning and probably be late for your 9 a.m. roll-in time.

29 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 31 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 35 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG

Day two of the show brought a completely different set of show cars to the venue, including cars from impressive crews, such as Stature, Violent Clique, and Vaded Mob. A one-day show is hectic enough, let alone two, but the Slammedenuff staff pulled it off without a single hiccup. The last day of the show was packed due to the massive amounts of tourists whom were curious as to why these cars' wheels were "tilty."

36 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 37 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 41 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG

Moments before the winners were announced, a whole set of Klutch wheels, an Airlift Performance V3P management, and care packages from various vendors were raffled off. This year, the most coveted award, Best Crew, went to Vaded Mob. These guys brought some of the most notable cars and, most importantly, came with friendly vibes and positive attitudes.

21 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 30 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG 34 Slammedenuff Gatlinburg TN 2017 PASMAG

Not only does this show bring some of the best builds from all over the country, it brings like-minded people together for an all-around chill weekend full of automotive awesomeness. Will you be making the journey to the Smokey Mountains and check out Slammedenuff Gatlinburg in 2018? www.slammedenuff.com

Related Articles

Import Face-Off: Rockingham, NC 2021 Import Face-Off: Rockingham, NC 2021
Import Face-Off hosted their annual event at the Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina on Sunday, April, 11th, featuring a car meet and show &...
SEMA Show: New Hall. New Floorplan. New Show Experience. SEMA Show: New Hall. New Floorplan. New Show Experience.
SEMA is on track to deliver an exciting in-person SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) November 2-5, 2021. With the addition of the...
Tuning 365 Car Show Announced For Five 2021 Formula DRIFT Rounds Tuning 365 Car Show Announced For Five 2021 Formula DRIFT Rounds
Unique grassroots enthusiast show will highlight the best local builds in print, online and on Tuning 365 TV Following the successful test event for...
Turn 14 Distribution Congratulates John Urist on First Place Win at NMRA Spring Break Shootout Turn 14 Distribution Congratulates John Urist on First Place Win at NMRA Spring Break Shootout
Horsham, PA (March 11, 2021) — Turn 14 Distribution, the industry leader in performance parts distribution, is excited to announce that John Urist...
Hot Import Nights: Houston 2020 Hot Import Nights: Houston 2020
Hot Import Nights finished up their 2020 season in Houston, TX at Aveeda Stadium on December 20th with a Toys 4 Tots Toy Drive in partnership with Eat...
Raceworz: Sacramento, CA Raceworz: Sacramento, CA
Raceworz hosted their annual competitive drag racing and show & shine event at the Sacramento Raceway Park in Sacramento, CA on August 22, 2020....