Fred Hardwick

Profile Updated: June 15, 2015
Fred Hardwick
Residing In: Dandridge, TN USA
Spouse/Partner: Nancy Shaw Hardwick
Homepage: dixiestampede.com
Occupation: Chairman/CEO/Founder Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede
Children: Ryan, born 1980, Graduated University of TN., resides in Sandy Springs, GA. Owner/operator/Founder Mountain More…Motorsports in Lithia Springs, Alpharetta, Roswell, Marietta & Conyers, GA. He also has 2 more locations Tennessee with locations in Sevierville and Greenville, TN. Largest motorcycle and PWC Owner/Operator in the states of TN and GA. Married to Whitney and has a son Cannon Cruz Hardwick, our first grandchild!
Crystal, born 1983, resides on Daniel Island, SC. After graduating from University of Central FL and spending 4 years in luxury retail (Tiffany & Co), Crystal finished her MBA at The Citadel where she was Graduate Assistant for the Dean of the MBA Graduate School. President of the Graduate Student Council, President of the Graduate Rotary Club. GPA 4.0 and graduated Magnum Cum Laude. Currently retired from her former job as a Professor at the Citadel teaching Leadership and Ethics to the Sophmore Cadet Class. Married to Matt Herring and has daughter Ellie Rose Herring and son Benjamin Patrick Herring.
Nancy and I were lucky. Two great kids. Ryan was the athlete (basketball, football, track) & Crystal was the Cheerleader. We spent lots of Friday nights following a yellow school bus to a game somewhere. Now we enjoy spoiling their children!
Yes! Attending Reunion
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I left Cobb County in 1971 and went to UGA. Started Water Ski Shows, Inc in 1973. First Big Contract was to start a Water Ski Show Program for Sea World. Hired Nancy to ski at Sea World and married her later that year. Together, we produced ski and stunt shows on every continent of the world except Anartica. "Smoky and the Bandit" expanded our businesses to include movie stunt work. Crashed a lot of boats. Started Stunt Shows for Universal Studios. T2 3D, Water World, etc. Met Dolly Parton in mid 80's and became partners in the family entertainment business. Dixie Stampede & Pirates Voyage Dinner Attractions continue to be huge hits. Spend my summers now in our home on Lake Douglas in the Smoky Mountains of East TN and winters either on the boat in the Bahamas or the FL house in Sailfish Point on Hutchison Island. Family has always been into racing. Ryan was two time IJSBA National and World Champion racing PWC. Wife Nancy was National Champion of the Pro Challenge Truck series. Spent alot of time around race tracks following those two. Got into flying early to get around to the businesses and races. Now have over 3,500 hours piloting family plane and helicopter. Knees wore out from years of jumping over water ski ramps so I got into Sky Skiing on a hydro foil. I am usually flipping on it every summer day to stay in shape. Never quit racing personally either. I have 4 dirt bikes and race somewhere each month in the AMA A Vets Class. Also enjoy Sport Fishing Tournaments on our 62' Paul Spencer called Showtime!

School Story:

I was an average student. Spent more time water skiing than in school activities. National Champion in 1966 and 1971.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:14 AM
Hardwick Family. Ryan, Crystal, Nancy & Fred Hardwick
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Married young. Still married 37 years later. Been a good ride. photo World Expo Water Ski Show, Okinawa, Japan 1975 East Asia Sea
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Fred and Nancy 2010 Tiffany Bluebook event
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TN Mountain Home on Lake Douglas.
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Back of Lake Douglas house. Live and sky ski here April through October.
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Nancy's Pro Challenge Race Truck. National Champion 2004 in the MENS Division...only female driver, whipped my ass as well as the other 61 male drivers!
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Son Ryan and his wife Whitney. Own operate Mountain Motorsports in Georgia and TN.
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Hardwicks are a racing family. Ryan's Mountain Motorsports runs the Factory Kawasaki Monster Energy Super Moto Race Team.
Ryan Left, Fred Center.
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Sea World 1974
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Fred and Nancy Water Ski Shows Inc. Sea World Ohio, 1973