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Chattanooga Motorcar Festival

For a weekend in October downtown Chattanooga and it’s waterfront will be transformed into a race track. The race, coupled with a number of other events, highlight a relatively new event: The Chattanooga Motorcar Festival.

The event is a full weekend of vintage and classic car shows and races. The premiere event is taking over the waterfront with a full 2 mile race course. The track is just to the west of the convention center downtown.

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In addition to the race, the weekend will include car shows (Concours d’Elegance), Auction (Meecum) and a Road Rallye. The focus of all of the events on vintage and classic cars, with vehicles ranging from the 20s up until the 60s. There is even a special exhibition group for modern supercars and electric cars, which are likely to become future classics.

Chattanooga Motorcar Festival Events

West Village Road Rallye – a “Road Rallye” style event for street legal authentic vintage and historic cars, where a driver and navigator will run the open road on a predetermined route.

The Pace Grand Prix at the Bend – A competitive event for authentic vintage and historic cars. It is a friendly style wheel to wheel race held on a purpose built street circuit in a historic industrial area along the picturesque riverfront in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Concours d’ Elegance – Car show entries judged by an expert panel based on class.

Chattanooga Motorcar Festival Classes

Gran Prix Classes

  • BRASS & TIN up to 1920
  • Sports and Racing Cars, 1920 until 1959
  • GT Racing cars, ’50s & ‘60s Small & large bore
  • Sports/GT Racing cars, ‘50s & ‘60s
  • Open wheel formula cars, treaded tire cars
  • Open wheel Formula Super Vee cars, slick tire cars
  • CanAm/Works Championship Cars prior to 1969
  • Exhibition Class (includes modern SuperCars)
  • Electric Vehicles

Concours d’Elegance Classes

  • Brass and Tin pre-1920
  • Prewar American Classic
  • Prewar American Sports
  • Prewar European Classic
  • Prewar European Sports     
  • Authentic Hot Rods and Customs    
  • Custom Vintage Motorcycles
  • Postwar American Special Interest
  • Postwar American Sports 
  • Postwar European Special Interest
  • Postwar European Sports
  • American Muscle
  • Competition Cars
  • Tucker
  • Jaguar
  • Showcars and Prototypes; Display only
  • Modern Supercar; Display only
  • Radwood 1980 – 1999
  • Class of 42

Event Information

Official Name: Chattanooga Motorcar Festival

Date: October 14th-16th, 2022

Location: Downtown Chattanooga, TN

More Information/Tickets: Chattanooga Motorcar Festival Website

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