The Smoky Mountain Region of the Porsche Club of America is holding its 42nd annual premier event, the Spring Thing, in Greeneville next week.
The event will begin Friday, April 27, and run through Sunday, April 29, in downtown Greeneville. Billed as the premier event for the Smoky Mountain Region, the "Spring Thing" is one of the top four longest running multi-event weekends in the Porsche Club of America, according to a news release.
The weekend will be packed with festivities and is expected to bring Porsche owners and enthusiasts from throughout the region to the community.
"It's great having the Smoky Mountain Region 'Spring Thing' back in Greeneville with Porsche people from Ohio to Florida," Bob Southerland, a Greeneville local and Porsche owner, said. "This will mark the fourth year in a row that we have hosted this event. Normally, they select a site every two years, so we are very fortunate."
According to Tammy Kinser, Tourism director for the Greene County Partnership, the event will have an economic impact of $42,000 and an indirect impact of more than $105,000 on the community.
The proceedings officially begin with a registration and a welcome reception on Friday night at the General Morgan Inn, headquarters for Spring Thing 2018.
Happenings begin on Saturday morning with a Concours and judging on West Depot Street from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by lunch on the terrace at the General Morgan Inn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a TSD Rally from 1 to 4 p.m. An awards banquet is scheduled for Saturday evening. The public is invited to come out during the Concours on Depot Street to enjoy the cars and talk with the owners.
"Spectators are welcome to visit the Concours on Saturday morning and the Autocross Sunday," said Matt Fischer, Spring Thing chairman. "We expect Porsches from all eras: '60s to 2018. There should be something for everyone to enjoy."
Activities continue on Sunday morning with an Autocross at the Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport. First Car is set for 10:30 a.m. and will continue until 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Fischer at 904-349-3285.
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