The 2017 Coker Tire Challenge Kicks Off in Chattanooga
When September rolls around, we know that we'll be covered up with events, as events like the Street Rodder Road Tour, Somernites Power Cruise and more occur in the busy month. The Coker Tire Challenge to be the third weekend in September, and we can always count on many of our Great Race rally friends to join the fun at our little hometown regional rally. It's a much more relaxed atmosphere than the hustle and bustle of Great Race, but the competition aspect is still there, so it gives the veterans awesome practice and gives them a chance to win a few bucks too! This year, we had about 40 teams join us on the Coker Tire Challenge, even after a few dropped out due to the unfortunate hurricanes of late. Great Race regulars, like Curtis Graf, Rex Gardner, Gary and Jean Ann Martin, and of course, Brad Phillips from Hagerty were among the field of stellar teams in this year's Coker Tire Challenge. Everything from Model A's to a late model Jaguar were on today's route, which traveled from Chattanooga to Tullahoma, Tennessee for lunch in the most scenic way possible. Then, we made our way down into Alabama for some twisty roads and beautiful farm land, eventually landing in Stevenson, Alabama for a quick trek back toward Chattanooga. Finally, we made the trip to Corky Coker's farm for an excellent meal and even better fellowship with our rally friends. Tomorrow, the route will take us to a different part of the area (we don't know exactly where, since we don't get instructions until tomorrow morning!), and then we'll wrap it up with a short day of rallying on Sunday and a wonderful awards presentation and reception in the Coker Tire Museum on Sunday afternoon. For now, let's take a look at our favorite photos from today's scenic route on the 2017 Coker Tire Challenge!