Hot Rod Power Tour Stops In Chattanooga June 10

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The 24th annual Hot Rod Power Tour rolls into Chattanooga State Community College on Sunday, June 10, from 12-7 p.m. It is the largest hot rod road trip in the world, traveling over 1,300 miles.

Hot Rod Power Tour welcomes all makes and models of hot rods, street rods, custom trucks, muscle cars, and performance machines of every vintage and nameplate. Those who travel from start to finish are considered the “Long Haulers.” The 2018 Hot Rod Power Tour anticipates more than 2,500 long-haul vehicles and over 4,000 “Long Haulers” on tour.

The 24th annual Hot Rod Power Tour will also feature a midway of mobile display rigs from more than 50 performance manufacturers and aftermarket specialists, motorsports celebrities, entertainment, games, and dozens of giveaways on the main stage. 

Spectator admission is free. Participants may register a vehicle for just one day, two days, or the entire event. Vehicle registration is open to any year, make, or model. Registration is open now at hotrod.com/events/power-tour.

Spectator parking will be located off-site at Tennessee River Park, 4301 Amnicola Hwy. Shuttles will be provided.

For more information, follow Hot Rod Power Tour at hotrod.com; Facebook: facebook.com/hotrodmag; Twitter: twitter.com/hotrodmagazine; email powertour@hotrod.com.

 



Wilson Road Group Community Meeting Is Sept. 25

The next Wilson Road Group meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m. at Ridgeland High School Theater at the corner of Highway 2 and Happy Valley Road.  The topic for community discussion will be the upcoming public vote for Walker County Commission on Tuesday, Nov. 6.  "Shall the governing authority of Walker County be changed from a sole commissioner ... (click for more)

YA-hoo Fest Features 35 Authors For Teens And Pre-Teens

Southern Lit Alliance and Chattanooga State Community College’s Writers@Work program present Chattanooga’s first ever young adult book festival, YA-hoo Fest, on Saturday, Sept. 29. The free festival will take place on the campus of Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Hwy., from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  Featuring 35 authors of young adult literature, YA-hoo Fest ... (click for more)

Authorities Say Hixson Man Shot And Killed His 15-Year-Old Son On Saturday Night; Also Killed Family Dog

Authorities said a Hixson man shot and killed his 15-year-old son on Saturday night. A report says Mike McElrath, 46, a former Hamilton County jailer, who was found naked at a neighbor's house, also killed the family dog. County deputies responded at 10:24 p.m. to 1846 Cotter Road. The residents said there was a man on their front porch who said he was "butt naked" and said ... (click for more)

Gary Douglas, 25, Shot Early Sunday Morning; Dewayne Stanley, 24, Is Arrested

Gary Douglas, 25, was shot early Sunday morning, and Dewayne Stanley, 24, was arrested.   The Chattanooga Police Department responded at approximately  3 a.m.   to a person shot on the 4700 block of Murray Lake Lane. Upon arrival, officers were able to locate Douglas, who was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   Investigators ... (click for more)

Harold Austin Was Hamilton County's Crown Jewel

My dear friend, longtime public servant, Mr. Harold Austin, will be greatly missed. He was with the state of Tennessee and Hamilton County for many years. Doyle Ray Marler * * * Harold Austin was Hamilton County’s crown jewel.   He was beloved by generations in municipal and state government. He knew so many involved in local, state, and federal roadway ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: 90% Can’t Do Math

Friday’s newspaper headline blared, “Hamilton County Schools see dramatic growth in student performance” and that, my friend, is “fake news” at its finest. A better try might be, “90 Percent of Kids In Chattanooga Can’t Do Math.” Let’s face it: We know that a full 70 percent of 43,000 students in our public school system are not on track, this based on state test scores, and -- ... (click for more)