Chattanooga MotorCar Festival

Chattanooga MotorCar Festival sponsored by Volkswagen

Left to Right : Chattanooga Visitor’s Bureau President, Barry White, Race Car Great + Festival Representative, Jim Pace, Byron DeFoor, Vintage Wheel + Tire Giant, Corky Coker, Volkswagen of America (Title Sponsor), Mark Gillies, Erlanger Neuroscience Institute’s, Thomas Devlin, MD, PhD.

Get in and Go!

#GetInAndGo to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to the inaugural Chattanooga MotorCar Festival, October 11, 12, and 13, 2019. The festival is a concept originated by Byron DeFoor, regarded as a visionary in local real estate development, a philanthropist, “car guy” and race-car driver, along with IMSA racing champion Jim Pace. Modeled after bucket-list classic car events in Europe, the festival welcomes automobile enthusiasts to a three-day event hosted by the welcoming hospitality of the American South. 

Car aficionados will appreciate the three core components of the event, incorporating the style of its European counterparts. 

Time Trials

Chattanooga MotorCar Festival Time Trials

A competitive event each day for authentic vintage and historic cars.  One car against the clock will compete on a 1.5 mile circuit along the Tennessee River. The event, dubbed ‘A Driver. A Vehicle. A Clock.’ will be limited to 50 cars, divided into 10 classes. 

Concours d'Elegance

Chattanooga MotorCar Festival Concours d'Elegance

A juried competition of vintage and historic cars with an expert panel of Concours Judges.  This Saturday event will include a display of significant vintage automobiles reviewed and accepted by Concours Chairman Ken Gross.

High Jinks Rallye

Chattanooga MotorCar Festival High Jinks Rallye

A rallye best described as ‘A Driver. A Navigator. A Challenge.’  Participants will rallye through parts of Chattanooga and the surrounding countryside to experience the landscape.

Stars + Their Cars

Notables and celebrities seen on the TV screen, on the race track and in written pages will take part in this first event in downtown Chattanooga on the Tennessee Riverfront. It will benefit Erlanger Neuroscience Institute, the region’s only certified academic Neuroscience Center, which focuses on a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach that enhances quality of care for patients and family.

 Here are just a few of our celebrity attendees:

Bill Elliott

Bill Elliott

Brian Redman

Brian Redman

Alain De Cadenet

Alain De Cadenet

Ken Gross

Ken Gross

Keith Martin

Keith Martin

Donald Osborne

Donald Osborne

Jim Pace

Jim Pace

Wayne Carini

Wayne Carini

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