On Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, from 10am-4pm, the Chattanooga Cruise In will take place in the historic Southside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The huge event will attract collector vehicles to the downtown area from surrounding towns and states. Cars will begin arriving early in the morning, and pour in all day long, filling the local streets and parking lots in the area.
Representatives from Coker Tire Company expect more than 1,500 collector vehicles and upward of 10,000 spectators to attend this year’s event, which is free to the public, whether you’re entering a car or simply walking around to view the cars, trucks, and motorcycles on display. This is a great opportunity to see some of the finest collector vehicles in the Southeast without paying a dime.
The Chattanooga Cruise In is held on the streets surrounding the Coker Tire headquarters, which is located at 1317 Chestnut Street on the Southside, between the Chattanooga Convention Center and Finley Stadium. Coker Tire and all of its companies will hold an open house, encouraging participants to tour the facilities and check out everything the companies have to offer. The open house includes tours of Corky Coker’s museum, which is packed with vintage cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines and memorabilia.
Special event T-shirts are available for only $10, and supplies are limited! Coker Tire, Honest Charley and other local vendors will offer door prizes, which are given away at 2pm in front of the Coker Tire facility.
This year, the Chattanooga Cruise In has been able to secure the entire North parking lot at Finley Stadium, providing 600 additional parking spaces for cruise in participants. Spectator parking is first come, first serve in the South Finley Stadium parking lot, as well as the streets surrounding the event.
Along with the great display of cars, the Chattanooga Cruise In will feature local food vendors, such as Bitler Bistro, Shuford’s Smokehouse BBQ, and more! Local restaurants, T-Bones Sports Café, and Southside Saloon & Bistro sponsor the event.