Rendezvous of the Greats
The Concours D’Elegance is a juried competition among vintage, historic and classic cars, scrutinized by an expert panel of concours judges. This stellar Sunday event includes a display of more than 100 significant classic automobiles, reviewed and accepted by the CMF Concours Committee. The Concours d’Elegance is held on the streets of beautiful downtown Chattanooga’s West Village. The streets are closed from any vehicle traffic to allow guests to walk freely amongst these works of art. Spectators enjoy up-close views of some very rare, historically significant automobiles. The Chattanooga Motorcar Festival welcomes back Chief Judge Mike Tillson.
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Ferrari Platino – Ferrari GT and Competition cars from 1947-to-present
Porsche 75th Anniversary – in conjunction with Luftgukühlt
– 75th Anniversary of Porsche: 365
– 75th Anniversary of Porsche: 911
Brass: Stutz vs. Mercer “The cars that put the “Roar” in the “Roaring ’20s”
Pre-War American Classic – Classic Car Club of America Approved
Pre-War European Classic – Classic Car Club of America Approved
Pre-War Special Interest cars – American non-classic cars from 1925-1942
Traditional Hot Rods – Authentic ’40s-to-’50s style coupes and roadsters
Custom + Vintage Motorcycles
’50’s to ’60’s American Luxury Cars – Cadillac, Lincoln, Chrysler Imperial…
Post-War American Sports Cars – Corvettes and home built “Dream Cars”
Post-War British + European Sports Cars 194-to-1975
Post-War Special Interest Cars – American non-classic cars from 1946-to-1975
American Muscle – “Little GTO,” “She’s Real Fine my 409” – cars that stormed Woodard Avenue
RADwood – the Best of the ’80s and ’90s
Nascar Competition Cars
World Rally Championship (WRC)
Museum Owned Car Displays
Best of Show
Most Elegant Open Car
Most Elegant Closed Car
Spirit of the Hobby
Have fun with your hooptie and register for the Concours d’Lemons today. Rust buckets, crap cans, and awful cars of all descriptions are welcome at the Concours d’Lemons at the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival.
Celebrating the Oddball, Mundane, and Truly Awful of the automotive world, the Concours d’Lemons is a lighthearted send-up of high-end automotive events. Thrift store-sourced trophies are given out in categories like “Rust Best America Junk,” “Soul Sucking Japanese Appliance,” and “Best Back Seat.”
If you bribe the judges, you might even win “Worst of Show”!
Concours entrants get two 3-day tickets to the event! Click to apply and select “Concours d’Lemons” in the Specialty Class” drop-down of the application form.