Motorheads gearing up for Chattanooga Motorcar Festival

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Car fanatics are in for a special treat with the return of the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival.

“I’m really excited about sharing Chattanooga and the motorcar culture that we have here with all of my car guy friends from all over the world,” says Festival Grand Marshall, Corky Coker.

The fun-filled event is set to feature a road rally, car auction, and even a vintage car race featuring Corky Coker himself.

“We’ve got about fourteen cars that will race against Corky Coker with his big mustache in Chattanooga Tennessee his hometown right at the Jim Pace Grand Prix race course.”

And after being cancelled last year due to the pandemic, the event is finally coming back bigger and better than ever this weekend.

“Chattanooga is a car culture town. We of course have Volkswagen here. One of these race cars is the first car made in Chattanooga, not Volkswagen. It was a Nyburn made in 1910, 11 and 12.”

Coker says it’s all for a good cause.

“Proceeds that fifty plus racing foundation raises will go to Dr. Thomas Devlon’s Neurological research at CHI Memorial.”

The auction will feature more than 600 vehicles for sale at the Chattanooga Convention Center, located just north of the Coker Museum on Chestnut Street.

“What people will see are amazing cars like these cars right behind me. These cars will be on display.”

But out of all the cars in his garage, Coker says it’s impossible to pick a favorite.

To him, it’s like picking a favorite child.

“I have a great time with my car collection. I enjoy driving them and riding in them and sharing them with people all over.”

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