2022 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival
Sponsored by Millennium Bank
Post-Event Press Notes – 10/17/22
UPDATED CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE LIST OF WINNERS
The latest, updated Concours d’Elegance results may be found HERE.
VOLKSWAGEN SPONSORS CHATTANOOGA MOTORCAR FESTIVAL FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR benefitting the Neuroscience Center at CHI Memorial and the Neuroscience Innovation Foundation.
“We’re excited to return as a sponsor of the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival as it is positioned so close to the core of our business, Volkswagen Chattanooga,” said Andrew Savvas, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Volkswagen of America. “The festival is a great weekend for our employees and the surrounding community to enjoy while benefitting two locally-based neuroscience organizations.”
CANOSSA FALL RALLY CHATTANOOGA NAMES WINNERS
This year, the scenic Canossa Fall Rally Chattanooga ran on Thursday and Friday through the Tennessee countryside and awarded Michael and Elena Haskew, who, while driving their 2021 Ford Mustang Cabriolet, answered the most riddles correctly to take “Top Prize.” Two Special Achievement Awards were also given: Oldest Car went to Greg and Jess Porter for their 1925 3-liter Bentley; and the Most Unusual Car award was earned by the 1973 VW “Thing,” driven by Jerohn Anderson and Will Gock. www.canossa.com
. “It was an important mission for Canossa to support Byron DeFoor and his dedicated Chattanooga Motorcar Festival team in his quest to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The Canossa rally was the natural way for us to support this fantastic event and we thank everyone for their participation,” said Luigi Orlandini, Chairman and CEO, Canossa Events.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS FROM CELEBRITIES AND PARTICIPANTS AT THE 2022 CHATTANOOGA MOTORCAR FESTIVAL SPONSORED BY MILLENNIUM BANK
Mecum Auctions participated in the event for the second straight year. Dave Magers, CEO of Mecum Auctions: “We were very happy to be a part of another very successful Chattanooga Motorcar Festival and to once again be invited by Byron [DeFoor, event founder] and his group to join the event. The Mecum Chattanooga auction once again exceeded our expectations and we look forward to joining with Byron and the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival for many jointly successful events in the future.”
Grand Marshal Lyn St. James, the 1992 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, returned as event celebrity for the second straight year: “It’s a fabulous event. It had all the elements that it had last year when I was here for the first time. It is a very unique set of circumstances to have all of the elements that they have. The race track was such an improvement and so much fun to be out there. I think that the competitors enjoyed it and the classic cars and the quality of the cars have improved, as well as the layout. And, of course, the weather cooperated, which was fabulous. it’s a quality event with quality people attending as well as presenting and participating. It was an honor to be the Grand Marshal. Thank you.”