Pull your leather jacket out of the closet. The Hot Rod Power Tour is coming back to Chattanooga.
The tour is a seven-day, seven city event, during which thousands of people drive their beloved hot rods, muscle cars, custom trucks and more from city to city. Now in its 19th year, the tour returns to Chattanooga after first stopping in the Scenic City in 2010. The event is expected to attract more than 6,000 participants and even more spectators, with an estimated local economic impact of $1 million.
The local stop of the tour—“Coker Tire Cruise Night”—will take place June 6 at Chattanooga State Community College, from noon until 7 p.m. Admission is free for spectators, and locals who want to show off their own hot rods can register their cars for the day and participate in the activities.
The sponsor of the event, Coker Tire, will also be throwing a free block party around their downtown offices at 1317 Chestnut St. beginning at 5 p.m. This party is meant to bring some of the hot rods to the downtown area so more Chattanoogans can have a chance to rev their engines.
If you love loud engines and fast cars, don’t miss out on this one-day-only event. The Power Tour doesn’t often visit cities twice, let alone three times, so this may be your last chance to hear those thousands of hot rods revving in harmony. For more information on registration or the events, visit www.hotrod.com.