Chattanooga, TN — The event’s founder, Byron DeFoor, announced yesterday (June 16) that the second Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, set for Oct. 16-18 in downtown Chattanooga, is on.
“Chattanooga’s motto, years ago, was ‘Chattanooga Can Do,’” DeFoor said. “After EPB Telecom, a local firm, developed the fastest Internet in the Western Hemisphere, Chattanooga came to be known as ‘GIG City.’ That led us to the motto of the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival: Get In and Go.”
Presented by DeFoor Brothers and hosted by Fifty Plus Racing Foundation, Inc., the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival includes three days of activities.
The High Jinks Rallye will take place Oct. 16 and 17, while the Time Trials will be conducted Oct. 16, 17 and 18. The Time Trials will be completed by noon on Sunday, and events will be hosted by Alain deCadenet with noted personalities Brian Redman, Wayne Carini, Bill Rothermel, Keith Martin, Donald Osborne and Linda Vaughn. Other celebrities expected to participate in panel discussions include Bobby Rahal, Lyn St. James, David Hobbs and Ray Evernham.
The Concours d’Elegance will be the weekend’s featured event, held in West Village on Oct. 18.
Additional Friday and other weekend events, such as a car auction on Saturday, automobilia vendors and cooking classes for children, will be announced at a later date.
Proceeds from the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival support neuroscience research through Fifty Plus Racing Foundation, Inc.