Pressed Steel, Shows — May 1, 2016 at 7:04 pm

Smoky Mountain Antique Toy & Pedal Car Show


IT IS HARD TO imagine the event that started some twenty plus years ago has survived. A small group of guys agreed to meet each year to bring their pedal cars and toys to show off, trade, and sell. The late Bob Ellsworth from Greenville, South Carolina started and organized The South Eastern Pedal Car Show which was held in Charlotte, and Asheville, North Carolina and Pigeon Forge Tennessee.

Pedal cars were a hot commodity then and the word spread fast to vendors, part suppliers, buyers, and sellers. They began turning out to attend the annual event as it grew in popularity. Pedal car meets were held in Chicago Il, Auburn, IN and Hershey, PA. Many of the old timers still attend our event held each year in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Read the complete article in the May 2016 issue of Antique Toy World Magazine. Click here to subscribe now!