Chad wasn’t happy that he wasn’t able to make it to the Coker Tire Cruise-In, and to be honest, he had every right to be. That there were tons of cool iron was pouring into the area around Coker Tire and Honest Charley’s Speedshop, that our buddies at American Powertrain were going to be there, that the Coker Tire museum is opened up to walk around and poke around…yeah, if I missed it, I’d be a bit pissed off too. Last year was my first time attending, and I had a blast. But do you really think that I’d miss it again?
Four hours after I laid down after ChallengerFest 9, knowing full-well that I had a three-hour drive and a whole lot of bad weather forecasted, I fired off the Chrysler at four in the morning and headed south. Every possible “bad idea” forewarning popped up…as I entered Nashville, my wife texted me to tell me that a house in the neighborhood was burning down. As I was passing near Mid-South Mopars, I came upon an accident scene that had an International semi truck laying on it’s side, nose in the right lane of I-24, looking like a dead buffalo. Whatever…press on. I landed in Chattanooga just before the show kicked off with red skies in the morning, and sunshine that wasn’t going to last too long. So with camera in hand and all the energy I could muster up, I went roaming and shooting whatever crossed my lens.
BangShift will be bringing you more coverage from the Coker Tire Cruise-In all week long, but do yourself a favor: go to your calendar, or your calendar app, or carve it into your desk, and make sure that you attend next year. Everything comes out in Chattanooga to hang around, even when the weather is threatening!