Amongst the most scenic areas in the country is Fletcher, North Carolina. Fletcher is home to the Smoky Mountain Range, which is nicknamed for the fog or “smoke” that surrounds the mountainous region. It’s also home to one of the most popular truck shows in the state. Scrapin’ the Smokies was started by Brandon Burrell and his wife, Christine, and is in its fifth year at the WNC Agricultural Center. The two-day event hosted 250 of the finest trucks in the South, as 2,000 spectators enjoyed the warm, June sun.
The judging was quick and effective, with the show crew handling the task of placing the trucks in proper categories and fairly judging the quality of each custom addition. While the trucks on display may have seemed like the main event, hundreds of guests stayed for the games throughout the day and were treated to an eye-popping bikini contest. The night ended with an on-site dragging contest that kept the bystanders at a safe distance.
As custom-made specialty trophies were handed out to the tops of the classes, the dedicated truck enthusiasts, including some who had driven from three states away, were already preparing for next year’s Scrapin’ the Smokies.
The promoters would like to thank all the supporters and vendors for their dedication and help over the past five years. Judging by this year’s attendance, we expect the event to be even greater next year. For more information on this show or the next one, log on to www.scrapinthesmokies.com