Chattanooga Cruise In Draws Hundreds Of Classic Cars

Monday, March 31, 2014
The Chattanooga Cruise In will be Saturday from noon-dark.
The Chattanooga Cruise In will be Saturday from noon-dark.

The Chattanooga Cruise In was created to encourage car and truck enthusiasts to gather in the Scenic City, and it has grown since its inception in September of 2011.  The Chattanooga Cruise In will be in full force on Saturday from noon until dark, attracting hundreds of collector vehicles to the area.  

The event is a laid-back car show, hosted by local businesses, Coker Tire Company and Honest Charley Speed Shop, and car enthusiasts will come and go as they please throughout the day.

The Chattanooga Cruise In is held on the streets surrounding the Coker Tire headquarters, and will begin at noon, allowing cars, trucks and motorcycles to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. Coker Tire and all of its companies will hold an open house, encouraging participants to tour the facilities and check out everything the companies have to offer. The open house includes tours of Corky Coker’s museum, and Honest Charley Garage, a classic car restoration shop. 

Along with several hundred classic vehicles, the Chattanooga Cruise In will feature live entertainment by “The Other Guys,” several local food vendors and thousands of dollars worth of door prizes.  The Chattanooga Cruise In will also feature the cars and stars from Travel Channel’s TV show, Backroad Gold. 

Most of the streets surrounding Coker Tire will be blocked off to provide adequate space for the cruise in participants, and the entrance to the cruise in will be at the intersection of Main and Chestnut Streets. Coker Tire has invited several car clubs, as well as other local car-related businesses to join in on the fun.  Overflow parking and spectator parking is located at Finley Stadium. 

Chattanooga Cruise In is a rain-or-shine event, and spectators can expect to see nearly 1,000 cars and trucks from the area, along with a number of car enthusiasts who travel from Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio to participate. 

Corky Coker, owner of Coker Tire, is an avid car collector, and is a well known character in the automotive aftermarket.  Mr. Coker is enthusiastic about driving classic cars, and encourages his customers to drive their cars often. 

Coker Tire’s headquarters is at 1317 Chestnut St.  For more information call 800.251-6336 or visit Coker Tire’s website at www.cokertire.com. Check out the official Chattanooga Cruise In website at www.chattanoogacruisein.com


The Chattanooga Cruise In will be Saturday from noon-dark.
The Chattanooga Cruise In will be Saturday from noon-dark.

Family Action Council Of Tennessee Names Rep. Mike Carter A “Family Champion”

The Family Action Council of Tennessee has awarded Rep. Mike Carter the organization’s “Family Champion” award for his voting record of protecting families in Tennessee.   FACT is an organization that was founded in 2006 by David Fowler. Since its establishment, the group’s primary mission has been “To equip Tennesseans and their elected officials to effectively promote ... (click for more)

Dalton Firefighters Receive Unit Citations For Lifesaving Efforts

The Dalton Fire Department honored nine firefighters on Tuesday morning for their lifesaving efforts in two recent incidents. Unit citations were presented to A-Shift firefighters from Engine 2, and A-Shift firefighters from Engine 1 and Squad 1 at Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Dalton Public Safety Commission. On July 8, firefighters from Engine 2 were dispatched to a car ... (click for more)

Beck Upset By Criticism Of Late WWTA Director Cleveland Grimes In WWTA Analysis; Boyd Won't Rewrite 57-Page Report

County Commissioner Greg Beck said it was inappropriate for fellow Commissioner Tim Boyd to include articles critical of the late Cleveland Grimes in a 57-page report on the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority. He said, "Criticizing a dead man - I don't know if that's appropriate. If that's Christianity, let me off the wagon." Saying the report should ... (click for more)

Investor In Scheme Says Dyer Made Contacts At Quarterback Club

One of the investors who was a loser in an investment scheme recently halted by the Securities and Exchange Commission said one of the Chattanooga brokers involved made many of his contacts through the Chattanooga Quarterback Club. Paul Smith, former Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman, said Doug Dyer has been the president for many years of the club that promotes UTC and ... (click for more)

Expand Broadband Internet, Not The Size Of Government

I’d like to respond to two letters in your July 13 edition that praised Rep. Mike Carter’s efforts to expand statewide broadband access. Rep. Carter wants more government involvement in the broadband sector, including an expansion of taxpayer-funded, municipal broadband networks.  Rep. Carter’s supporters argued he’s standing up for consumers against huge telecommunications ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Horses Vs. DesJarlais

It is well-known that shortly after the despicable “Big Lick” faction of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry put on a very-pointed fundraiser for the equally repugnant Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-Jasper) two years ago, the misguided doctor has repeatedly tried to bully and strong-arm the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the behalf of the vermin who sadistically torture the ... (click for more)