Fri, May 20 - Sun, May 22, 2022

Spring Thing 2022

Carnegie Hotel/Millennium Center

About this event

Welcome to Spring Thing 2022 Registration!

We're excited for our 46th Spring Thing East Tennessee tradition. Again, we will be at the beautiful Carnegie Hotel/Millennium Center in Johnson City, TN.  We look forward to having you join us.

We have a lot planned for the weekend of May 20th - May 22nd   

      Friday - Welcome Reception with hors d'oeuvres  and cash bar

      Saturday - Concours d'elegance/Drive Tour or Gimmick Rally/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 May!

Smoky Mountain Region

Event requirements


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".  For more information about classes please see Concours Class Descriptions. This also appears later in the registration process.

“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.


Drive Tour/Gimmick Rally

This year you have the option during registration to choose if you would like to participate in an adventurous guided tour or New to Spring Thing - a gimmick rally!  


For help selecting a class please see Autocross Classes. This also appears later in the registration process.

Entries (58)

Joshua Hayes
Bob Southerland
David Hay
Jeff Gibbs
Petra Dilling
Robert Dykes
Rick Craddock
Joe Caringi

Carnegie Hotel/Millennium Center

Johnson City, TN


Combined organized by

PCA - Smoky Mountain

Event over!