Annual car gathering

Blount British Cars &
English Auto Society of Knoxville
Springtime in the Smokies

MGTDSee breathtakingly beautiful cars exhibited in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, as enthusiasts come together to proudly provide a show of colorful paint, polished chrome and works of art!

Springtime in the Smokies, the annual gathering of European automobiles and motorcycles, always the second Saturday in May, on the grounds of the Talley Ho Inn in beautiful Townsend, Tennessee. The event draws cars from all states surrounding Tennessee; as far north as Michigan, as far south as Florida, and from many other places in between.

Entries have included British cars and motorcycles (and now German, Italian, French and Swedish) from as early as the 1930’s. Unusual entries have included amphicars and even an Austin Healey boat! Owners range from teenagers to senior citizens.

SpriteEach year a portion of the proceeds from the show are donated to charities serving local children, selected by each club.

While you’re enjoying the car show, relax in the beauty of a Smoky Mountain spring day. Make your visit extra special with a side trip driving the Cades Cove loop, hiking Laurel Falls, stopping by Sugarlands Visitor Center or wading in the Little River at the Wye.

Springtime in the Smokies car show is hosted by a partnership between Blount British Cars, Ltd. and The English Auto Society of Knoxville.

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Blount British Cars, Ltd. has become a leader in the East Tennessee area by hosting a British car gathering each spring. The first year (1987), they “gathered” at Maryville College for British Day with sixteen cars. Since then, the annual event often includes more than 150 British cars. The British car gathering is now held on the grounds of the Talley Ho Inn in Townsend, Tennessee.

As in recent years, Blount British Cars is continuing its partnership with the English Auto Society of Knoxville in sponsoring the event. The English Auto Society of Knoxville (EAS) was formed in 1984. Its membership consists of enthusiasts of British cars – old and new, or who may not even own one. The EAS participates throughout the year with planned drives, member tech. sessions, and activities with other local clubs. Visit their website:

Memories of past annual British car gatherings

2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017