Organizers Preview Chattanooga Motorcar Festival

The Fourth Annual Chattanooga Motorcar Festival is scheduled for October 13-15, and will again benefit The Neuroscience Center at CHI Memorial and the Neuroscience Innovation Foundation of Chattanooga, event organizers announced.

New this year will be the reconfigured Pace Grand Prix at The Bend circuit, which will feature racecar exhibition runs held on Friday and Saturday, sanctioned by Brian Redman’s Targa Sixty-Six. Owners of vintage, modern high-performance, and collector cars are invited to participate. Registration is open at Targa Sixty-Six.

The Canossa Fall Rally, organized by Canossa Events, will be held on October 11-12 through the Tennessee countryside; Mecum Auctions will return for the third straight year; and Car Clubs will gather to show off their fun cars. Also planned are the West Village Street Festival featuring a concert with a major rock group (to be announced) and a Luftgekühlt curation. The Justin Bell Torque Show will return, and more details on these and other happenings surrounding the Festival will be announced in the coming weeks, organizers said.

The Concours d’Elegance is Sunday’s headliner and will feature hundreds of participating cars, organizers said. Thirteen classes, plus six for special awards, will be judged by judges and all winners will receive their awards and accolades on the Concours stage in front of the Westin Chattanooga Hotel in West Village.

“This fourth annual Festival will be by far our biggest and greatest event,” said Byron DeFoor, founder of the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. “We’re happy to have our longtime supporter and former Grand Marshal Brian Redman bring his Targa Sixty-Six group to host exciting and fun track events, and I know those who enter will again enjoy the Canossa Fall Rally.”

“As always, the proceeds from this event, through the Fifty Plus Foundation Inc., will go to The Neuroscience Center at CHI Memorial and the Neuroscience Innovation Foundation,” DeFoor added. “They work hand in hand to bring advances in neurological medicine forward for the benefit of all.”

Funds will directly support the creation of transitional research space by funding equipment and operating suite infrastructure.

A.J. Hecht

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