Chattanooga Cruise In 2012

Last September, we tried our hand at hosting our own Cruise In right here in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We considered it a great success, and decided to do it again in 2012. Our April event nearly doubled in size with 500 cars in attendance. For the September 2012 Cruise In, we seriously upped the game, and worked hard to spread the word about our event. Well, it worked! We had more than 700 cars here, along with a couple thousand spectators…without question, it was overwhelming, but we had a blast and plan to do even more events in 2013! Check out our photos and keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more information about the upcoming events!

Chattanooga Cruise In 2012

DeWayne Guffey came down from Dayton, TN in his awesome Model A pickup. We love the traditional style!

Chattanooga Cruise In 2012

It was a pleasure to have Will Davenport at the Cruise In! He is a valued Honest Charley customer and built this Flathead-powered Deuce roadster using our parts!

Chattanooga Cruise In 2012

On the left is Mark Dempsey’s super slick ’56 Chevy, which has a big block and a six-speed. On the right is his wife, Wanda’s ’69 Camaro. They made the drive from Whitwell, TN with a bunch of friends.

Chattanooga Cruise In 2012

All the way from Hayesville, NC, the boys from Cutworm Specialties displayed a couple of their hand-built creations. This one got LOTS of attention!!!

Chattanooga Cruise In 2012

Clay Johnson, of Clayton Machine Works drove his low down Oldsmobile to the Cruise In.

Chattanooga Cruise In 2012

The Greazy Hubcapz car club made a great showing! Lots of traditional hot rods, mostly from the Maryville, TN area.

Chattanooga Cruise In 2012

When it came time for the door prize drawings, a BIG crowd gathered!

Chattanooga Cruise In 2012

Richard Millwood won the large Honest Charley shop sign!

Chattanooga Cruise In 2012

Local hot rodder, Tom and Shannon Medley hang out with their machines. Shannon’s ’55 runs 6.20’s in the eighth and was recently featured in Car Craft magazine!

Chattanooga Cruise In 2012

The prime parking spots are always in front of our shop.

Chattanooga Cruise In 2012

Just plain wicked!

Chattanooga Cruise In 2012

The Greazy Hubcapz crew lined up and ready to head home…

Chattanooga Cruise In 2012

The lovely couple in this Model A hot rod came all the way down from Cincinnati, Ohio for the Cruise In! Now that’s dedication!

3 Comments

  1. vince frusciante on October 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    HAD THE BEST TIME AT THE SHOW !! ENJOYED THE SHOP & FELT LIKE I STEPPED BACK IN TIME SEEING ALL THE STUFF INSIDE ! LOOK FORWARD TO ALL YOUR FUTURE SHOWS !! BEEN A HONEST CHARLIE FAN SINCE I WAS 12 YEARS OLD !!I’M 65 NOW BUT FELT LLIKE A KID AT THE SHOW !! THANKS SO VERY MUCH !! VINCE

  2. karen koekkoek on January 12, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Is there a 2013 cruise in date? We would like to plan a vacation around this date. Thank you

    • tommy lee on January 14, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      Yes ma’am, our Cruise In dates for 2013 are April 6th and September 7th. Also, the Hot Rod Power Tour is coming through Chattanooga, so we’ll have a HUGE after party at Honest Charley on Thursday June 6th.

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