Since it’s inception in 2011, the Chattanooga Cruise In (held at Coker Tire and Honest Charley Speed Shop headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee) has continued to grow. Earlier in 2013, the event reached an all-time high with nearly 1,000 cars in attendance. For the September event, a scheduling conflict would prevent it from reaching a new record, but 600 loyal cruisers came out to join the fun, despite the event being held on the same weekend as LS Fest and Shades of the Past.
As always, the Chattanooga Cruise In was packed with cool stuff, from lowdown hot rods to rowdy muscle cars. The event also had a special display from a local racing series, known as “Revive 275” a drag radial series held monthly at Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip. The 275 guys had a great showing, with turbo, supercharged and nitrous-assisted street cars in all shapes and sizes. Other notable fast cars in attendance consisted of a junkyard 5.3-powered 280z, a wedge-powered Road Runner and a seriously low ‘60s Corvette drag car. The Chattanooga Cruise In also had a couple of dragsters in attendance—one with a blown and injected Chevy engine up front and one with a Mopar engine in the rear.
As the Chattanooga Cruise In continues to grow, we’re digging it more and more! The abundance of drag cars at this particular event was ridiculously cool, so we can’t wait to see what’s in store next year.
Hit the link to check out Tommy Lee Byrd’s first gallery of photos from the September 2013 Chattanooga Cruise In. There’s a ton more to come!