Classic Cars and Cruise-In, Distilling Newport’s History

Classic Cars and Cruise-In, Distilling Newport’s History

Annual Moonshine Rod Run on June 14 promises hot rods, food and fun!

When the warm weather arrives in the 9 Lakes Region, the landscape becomes alive with beautiful spring flowers, outdoor events, and day trippers enjoying scenic drives. A sure bet in the region is the display of classic cars shown at multiple cruise ins and events, attracting antique car enthusiasts to share stories and swap parts.

Annual event held for more than 30 years

Continuing in East Tennessee’s legacy of moonshining, Newport is not only the home of infamous moonshiner Popcorn Sutton, but also the Moonshine Rod Run. This annual event has been going on in Newport, TN for more than 30 years and is attended by hundreds of rod owners and thousands of spectators over the years!

Held each year on the Friday and Saturday of Father’s Day weekend, at Newport’s downtown city park just one block off the East Tennessee Crossing Byway, the event is filled with beautiful hot rods, food and fun.

Register to cruise-in or attend for free

Stroll the car display, or sit in the shade and visit with other collectors, classic, muscle car and truck enthusiasts. Register to cruise-in online or attend as a spectator for free. Parking is also free. Gates open each day at 9 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. Awards are presented on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Hosted by The Hard Times Street Rod Club

The event is hosted by The Hard Times Street Rod Club and proceeds benefit charitable organizations in the area.