Corky Coker

Great Race Era Ride-Along

Presented by Coker Tire

Saturday, October 15, 2022 • 9:00am-3:00pm

Experience history touring around the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival in vehicles from another time! Festival attendees can sign up in-person for a time to ride in a vehicle from one of four eras.

    The rides start and end at Peet’s Coffee at
    MLK Blvd. and Pine Street and will go out every 5 minutes.

     

    The following cars are participating in the ride-alongs at different times on Saturday.

     

    • 1960 Metropolitan, owned by Kirk Bugg of Murfreesboro, TN; successfully completed every mile of the 2021 and 2022 Great Race
    • 1963 Jaguar, owned by Ed Overmyer of Ooltewah, TN; completed several Great Races over the last five years
    • 1940 Ford 2-door sedan, owned by Ed Foster of Childersburg, AL; completed the 2021 and 2022 Great Race
    • 1968 Mercury Cougar, owned by Roger Kicklighter of Sandersville, GA; car has been prepared to compete in the 2023 Great Race
    • 1927 Peerless sedan, owned by Ron Martin of Tampa, FL; just completed the 2022 Great Race from Rhode Island to North Dakota
    • 1964 Chevrolet Nova, owned by Gary Martin of Fishersville, KY; car finish third place in the 2016 Great Race
    • 1953 Pontiac Chieftain, owned by Scott Culp of Murfreesboro, TN: car won the X-Cup Division in 2019
    • 1914 Ford Model T, owned by Peter Brown of Freeport, ME; true original Tin Lizzy with plantitary transmission
    • 1915 Chalmers 7 passenger touring car, owned by Great Race director Jeff Stumb of Spring City, TN; car was one of more than 3,000 cars saved by legendary Barney Pollard
    • 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, owned by Houston Gibson of Chattanooga, TN; a very nice example of one of the most popular cars ever
    • 1939 Ford pickup truck, owned by Jeff Hermanson of Culver, IN; truck won the 2021 Sportsman Division
    • 1916 Chevrolet touring, owned by Ed Habetz of Crowley, LA; competed every mile of the 2022 Great Race from Rhode Island to North Dakota
    • 1973 Volvo P1800, owned by Tom Gray of Louisville, KY; car competed in the 2022 Great Race from Rhode Island to North Dakota
    • 1952 Chevrolet sedan, owned by Jarvis Anthony of Chattanooga, TN; great example of the first post war design from General Motors
    • 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle, owned by Tommy Lee Byrd of Dayton, TN; car has been featured in many magazines and the vehicle getting new parts in technical features

     

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