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~ About ~

We are holding Show and Shine competitions on both days of the event. Participants who register will gain access to the event for one - the driver of the vehicle - and the ability to participate on either or both days. Those who pre-register prior to July 1st will receive a discounted rate and will also be entered into a prize drawing. We are doing drawings on both days of the event: five participants will receive $100 dollar prizes on each day.

Registration for this event is closed.


There are five categories in this years event: Modern Modified, Offroad/Ugly, Vintage Stock, Vintage Modified, and Full Size Jeeps. In addition, there will be a popular ballot for a People's Choice Award on both days of the event. You will receive a ballot to participate when you check in. We have a lot of ballots to count, so we will only know the results for the People's Choice Award on Saturday. The criteria for the judged categories are as follows:

  1. Modern Modified: Coil Springs - TJ/JK/JL models. This may also be referred to as "Street Modified."
  2. Off-Road/Ugly Jeep: All years and models may participate.
  3. Vintage Stock: Leaf Spring Jeeps, CJ/YJ models. The vehicle must have original suspension, engine, tires, transfer cases, interiors, and so on. Electrical system upgrades are allowed.
  4. Vintage Modified: Modifications include lifts, engine swaps, larger tires, different wheels, changed interiors, and/or swapped transmissions.
  5. Full Size: Models J10-J20, Grand Wagoneer, and other full-size models.

If you are still unsure as to which category your vehicle belongs, please contact us prior to registering.


We have room for approximately 200 vehicles, subject to change. We may close registration earlier if limits are exceeded. Those who register accounts online are asked to respect a five vehicle limit per account. We nevertheless recommend that couples with separate vehicles and groups create accounts for individual participants to simplify check-in.

  • Friday: At 1:30pm, we will draw five $100 cash prizes for pre-registered participants. We will also announce our own Top Five Picks for the day!
  • Saturday: At 1:30pm, we will have the same drawing and Top Five Picks as before. We will announce winners for the People's Choice Awards. For the five judged categories, we will announce the winners for both Friday and Saturday: there will be a First Place and Runner Up for each category.

  • We have a pre-registration period which ends July 1st. Price: $50/vehicle.
  • After July 1st until registration closes, the price will be: $60/vehicle.
  • The above prices include participation on either or both days along with admission for the driver only. Drawing entries are for the pre-registration period only.

Changes and Refund Policy

Registration forms completed and paid for are final: they cannot be changed or refunded. Please contact us if your submitted forms contain errors.


~ Check-In Information ~

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The Check-In Process

The eastbound Teaster Lane entrance to the LeConte Center parking area provides the shortest path to the registration booth, marked in red above. There is a dedicated parking area marked in green above. The parking will be divided up based on the five vehicle categories, depending on the number of participants in each category. We will direct you to your parking area at the registration booth following check-in.


We recommend arriving early on the days in which you wish to participate. The event itself opens at 9am on both Friday and Saturday, and we recommend arriving prior to the opening time to minimize traffic and allow time for the judges. You may arrive as early as 7am, and we recommend arriving by 8am.
Times are subject to change based on logistical needs. We will likely update our recommendations closer to the date.


If you registered with us on the website, you will have a vehicle number provided to you in your email confirmation as well as in your account page. You may check-in with your vehicle number and driver's license.
Internet reception outside is spotty at best. Please ensure you have your vehicle number(s) either printed or written down.


The driver of the registered vehicle will receive a wristband for entrance at the registration booth. Passengers can receive their own wristbands for event access in one of three ways:

  • Cash: There will be cash only booths - marked in blue on the map above - within the Show and Shine area: one cross from the Show and Shine booth and the other on the western corner of the lot.
  • Online: If additional tickets were purchased in advance, passengers will need to follow the brown path marked above to enter the center and have tickets scanned.
  • Credit Card: Passengers will need to follow the brown path marked above to purchase tickets.

The check-in process is subject to change closer to the day of the event. If you registered in advance online, please check your email for notifications.
Please ensure that email from [email protected] is not being marked as spam.

Registration is closed.
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