Chattanooga Motorcar Festival announces 2020 dates

Chattanooga Motorcar Festival Announcement

Jul 14, 2020

Chattanooga Motorcar Festival Postponed

to Oct. 15-17, 2021

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 14, 2020) – The 2020 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, originally scheduled for Oct. 16-18, has been postponed until Oct. 15-17, 2021, the festival announced today.

“The Chattanooga Motorcar Festival began with the goal of being one of the greatest car events in America, where car lovers and their families could gather and admire the beauty of classic and historic cars,” said DeFoor. “The DeFoor Brothers have fought to continue to build momentum through the coronavirus.”

“We’ve decided the odds are stacked too deeply against us. The elements that make our event special can’t be held safely at the level that we owe our attendees and participants.”

“As a result, we have decided to make the difficult but responsible decision to postpone this year’s Chattanooga Motorcar Festival until Oct. 15-17, 2021.”

“The world is a different place today, and hopefully for only the next few months. We all are looking forward to brighter days where we can move full speed. Please join us next year, that’s the time for the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival to #GETINANDGO.”

“We thank all our fans, car collectors, judges, racers and local business owners for their continuing support of the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, which benefits neuroscience research. We will do everything in our power to ensure a successful, safe and fun event in 2021.”

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Proceeds from the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival support neuroscience research through Fifty Plus Racing Foundation, Inc. Fifty Plus Racing Foundation, Inc. has been raising funds since 2011 through a racing team called Highway to Help. This team was started by Byron DeFoor and Brian Johnson of AC/DC. They formed this team to participate in the Rolex 24 At Daytona and to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. Johnson shared the passion for a cure for this disease because Malcolm Young of AC/DC, who started the band, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Malcolm passed away in 2017. With DeFoor also in the nursing home industry, the toll this disease takes on families across the nation was clearly evident, so the two continued to raise money together through Fifty Plus Racing Foundation, Inc. Approaching 10 years in Alzheimer’s and neuroscience support, Fifty Plus Racing Foundation, Inc. partners with Chattanooga Motorcar Festival to bring that support to a local level and back research that will help find a cure.