Don't snarl your lip at the name because it has the "R word" in it-the Rat Rod Rumble isn't just about a bunch of scabbed together hot rods. It's a huge gathering of traditional rods and customs from around the Southeast, all meeting at the 411 Dragway in Seymour, Tennessee, just north of Knoxville. The event is generally held on the last weekend of April (weekend before NSRA Nats South) and caters to hot rodders of all generations. You'll see everything from rusty creations to super slick hot rods, and every participant can make as many passes as they want on the old eighth-mile drag strip.

This year, the forecast looked grim with a nearly inevitable chance of rain, but it's a rain or shine event, so the dedicated rodders hit the road and rolled in early Saturday morning. As it turns out, the rain didn't show up until the afternoon, so there was plenty of action on the track, and a great turnout all together. The Rat Rod Rumble is definitely an up and coming event, especially if you like seeing nostalgic cars on the drag strip, and it's sure to keep growing if they keep up the good work.