About this event
The Coker Tire Tour Presented by Vredestein begins at Coker Tire headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and ends at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, just in time for the 2016 Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty.
Want to explore the mountains of Eastern Tennessee and Northern Georgia with fellow fans of classic, sports and muscle cars? Want to take a stroll through the Coker Tire museum? Eat lunch at an apple orchard? Take a lap of Road Atlanta in your own car?
Coker Tire, Vredestein and Classic Motorsports magazine have joined forces to host the second Coker Tire Tour to the Classic Motorsports Mitty on Friday, April 22.
The event will kick off on the evening of Thursday, April 21, at Coker Tire headquarters with a cookout and tours of the museum. A room block at the Staybridge Suites located across the street from Coker Tire will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The journey starts at Coker Tire’s home base Friday morning with a cars-and-coffee gathering at 8 a.m. Wheels will start rolling a 9:30 a.m. The tour will be led by Tim Suddard, publisher of Classic Motorsports and Grassroots Motorsports magazines.
The route begins with a loop around beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee, and then takes Highway 64 along the Ocoee River—there’s plenty of places to stop and take photos. We will then head south to Blue Ridge, Georgia, and make a lunch stop at Mercier Orchards, where you can take a wagon tour of the apple orchard. The apple blossoms will be in full bloom. You can also buy some gifts: apples, apple cider, apple candy, apple pies and more.
After lunch we will drive a beautiful and challenging road through the Chattahoochee National Forest—think Tail of the Dragon with longer straights—and then we'll go through historic Dahlonega, Georgia, and on to Road Atlanta. Once at the track, our group will get to park in its own car corral. Then we can all watch some HSR racing.
Later that evening we’ll have a trackside barbecue dinner as well as take a lap of the famous Road Atlanta road course.
This event is for anyone with a classic car, sports car, muscle car or hotrod. Sorry, no rental cars or newer-model family cruisers allowed. Basically, if you have a cool car, then you're in.
Joining costs a mere $99 per person and includes your Friday ticket to the Mitty, the lunch at Mercier Orchards, a barbecue dinner and a parade lap of Road Atlanta (schedule permitting). Want to spend the entire weekend at the Mitty? No problem. When you register you can choose to add a full weekend pass to your package for just $36. Participants in the Coker Tire Tour will also enjoy a reserved spot in Coker Tire's car corral near their display for the duration of the Mitty.