About this event
Welcome to Spring Thing 2021 Registration!
We're excited for our 45th Spring Thing East Tennessee tradition. We'll be at a new location, the beautiful Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City. There is plenty of space as our group continues to grow. We look forward to having you join us.
We have a lot planned for the weekend of April 30-May 2.
Friday - Welcome Reception with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
Saturday - Concours d'elegance/Drive Tours/Awards Banquet
Sunday - Autocross at Bristol Motor Speedway
The following pages will lead you through our new online registration process. But if you have any problems or questions, please contact Jamie Parton at 423-329-4931 or Rich McGowan at 423-748-5778.
After you finish the registration, you will be reminded to also contact the hotel and book your room.
See you in April!
The Concours will be held Saturday morning from 9:00-11:00 AM in the parking garage, on the roof if it's nice, and on the 5th level if raining. Car staging and final prep will be from 7:00-8:45 AM, with judging starting promptly at 9:00 AM. Trophies will be awarded at the Awards Banquet.
A Concours is a competitive car show to award recognition to the owners of automobiles that are best prepared and presented. There are many classes, but we break them down into three main groups: “Street”, “Touring Group One”, and “Touring Group Two” (see Appendix A on the drop down box when you register). For more information about classes please see Concours class descriptions.
“Street” (also called "Wash and Shine"): This involves the judging of the car's interior and exterior only (no engine, trunk, or undercarriage). Originality is not a consideration, only cleanliness. "Street" is the class for those interested in showing their cars with some preparation, but not HOURS of meticulous cleaning.
“Touring Group One”: This judging category takes into consideration the interior, exterior, engine, and storage compartments. The judges look for cleanliness, quality of preparation, lack of damage, and presentation.
“Touring Group Two”: This judging category takes into consideration the interior, exterior, and storage compartments, and applies to newer Porsches where the engine is not readily accessible.
For help selecting a class please see Car Classifications here., this also appears later in the registration process.