We have lots of special visitors, especially during the spring and summer months, and we had an excellent visit this morning from a New Zealand couple who are embarking on a world-wide journey in their 1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S Ponton. Five continents, over 90,000 miles and five years make up this road trip, which happened to…

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It’s time to get your hot rod out of hibernation and we’re excited to announce the Chattanooga Cruise In is scheduled for Saturday, April 11th, 2015. The folks at Coker Tire continue to grow the event, and we’re glad to be a part of it. This year, the city of Chattanooga has allowed us to…

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A large percentage of the what/why/how of today’s hot rodders is for the sake of nostalgia. Going back to a simpler time can be as easy as sliding behind the wheel of a ___________ (fill in the blank with your favorite hot rod) and going for a drive. With such deep roots in hot rod…

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It always seems like fall comes and goes quickly. We’re so busy around here during September and October, the months typically fly by, leaving us in the dead of winter. One event that always gets our attention is the Chattanooga Cruise In, as it’s held right here at our facility. We invite everyone we know…

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We see LOTS of street rods and customs, and we see fenderless ’32 Fords on a regular basis. What we don’t normally see is a Packard, and this one has custom touches that required a few bits and pieces from Honest Charley. William Watson is the proud owner, and his creation involves at 1941 Packard…

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We usually see an increase in hot rodders visiting our shop when nearby car shows, such as the Shades of the Past, are going on. Last week, a couple of very cool hot rods paid us a visit as they headed to Pigeon Forge for the weekend. Motivating north from Lithonia, Georgia, Tom Lawson piloted…

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Another year, and another trip to Louisville for the NSRA Street Rod Nationals. If you haven’t heard of the Street Rod Nationals, you’re really missing out on a heck of a show, with thousands of hot rods, hundreds of parts vendors (we’re one of ’em!) and a bunch of good stuff in the swap meet.…

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Our great friend, Mark Chitwood came by the shop in his shiny new ’57 Chevy. He recently purchased the car and plans to put lots of miles on it in the coming months. Mark is the owner of Southern Gold, a jewelry sales and repair business right here in Chattanooga. The ’57 Chevy is a…

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The Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty is the world’s leading vintage car rally, and we are big supporters of it! A few years ago, Corky Coker bought the Great Race organization, and revived the event, so we’ve been heavily involved in the production of the event and the race itself. Shop Manager,…

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You may have seen it around at various car shows across the country (and it’s even been to Australia)–it’s the Double Exposure roadster, built right here at Honest Charley in 30 days, using ONLY off-the-shelf parts from Honest Charley and Coker Tire. It’s a great car, and though it has been built for a few…

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