1936 SS One Airline Saloon Wins Chattanooga Concours Best in Show

A 1935 SS One Airline Saloon, owned by Lisa and Jim Hendrix, of Chesterfield, Missouri, won Best in Show honors at the Concours d’Elegance at the 2023 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, event organizers announced.

This fourth annual event also featured Brian Redman’s Targa Sixty Six on-track action at the Pace Grand Prix at The Bend (named for the late Jim Pace, one of the event’s original organizers), plus panel discussions on subjects ranging from barn finds to Porsche’s 75th anniversary.

A concert by The B-52s, a Gathering of the Greats – Porsche Edition, along with Luftgekühlt’s collection of Air-Cooled Porsches, a tribute to race-car driver Brian Redman, and a display of rare Ferraris at the Westin Chattanooga in West Village rounded out events at the Festival, which benefited Neuroscience Center at CHI Memorial and the Neuroscience Innovation Foundation of Chattanooga.

Sixty race cars in four classes took to the under-two-mile race course in the area known as The Bend. The groups included modern race cars, historic race cars and the Ragtime Racers – automobiles from the 1920s and earlier, organizers said.

“Everyone connected to the festival did an outstanding job,” said Byron DeFoor, founder of the event. “I thank everyone who brought their valuable cars, both for the Pace Grand Prix at The Bend and for the Concours d’Elegance. We are proud to share the proceeds of this event with Neuroscience Center at CHI Memorial and the Neuroscience Innovation Foundation of Chattanooga.”

Photo Courtesy of Chattanooga Motorcar Festival

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