2021 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival off to a roaring start

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Cars, auctions, and racing, oh my!

The Chattanooga Motorcar Festival is officially back.

“Just being around cars and car guys, it’s a great time.”

After a brief pandemic-induced hiatus, tire aficinado Corky Corker says it’s back better than ever.

“Raising money for CHI Memorial, Dr. Devlin and all of that crew. All of that’s a good thing.”

Not only is it a blast, it’s also for a good cause.

“We’re having a wonderful time for just a terrific cause, and that cause is saving lives, saving lives from the devastation of neurologic disease. And thats a really exciting reason for all of us to come together and enjoy this wonderful event,” says Dr. Tom Devlin.

And if you’ve got the cash, you might even pick up a new hot rod!

“There’s Chevelle’s, there’s GTO’s, there’s all kinds of wonderful cars – Mustangs.”

The Pace Grand Prix features a course approximately two miles in length, taking drivers right down the riverfront.

Of course, Corky had to get in on the action too.

“I’m specifically looking at a little 1954 Mercedes convertible that was owned by Arnold Guthry!”

The weekend event is also set to make Chattanooga some serious dough.

The economic impact from the festival is projected to be up to four-point-eight million dollars – that’s according to the Chattanooga Tourism company.

“The people of Chattanooga will benefit, our region will benefit, the nation will benefit and the world will benefit – and that’s really what I’m excited about.”

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