Photo Coverage from the 2017 Chattanooga Cruise In
If you didn't attend the 2017 Chattanooga Cruise In then you missed out on one of the largest one-day cruise in gatherings in the country! The event has grown tremendously over the years, and we simply can't believe how many people invaded the streets of Chattanooga, Tennessee on a sunny Saturday in April. We have struggled for years to contain all of the folks who want to attend this event, and this year was no different. We secured hundreds of additional parking spaces by occupying the Finley Stadium and First Tennessee Pavilion, but it still filled to capacity by 10:30am. Chattanooga Police Department's Special Event Coordinator, Sgt. Austin Garrett estimated that 2,500 cars and 25,000 people were are a part of the 2017 Chattanooga Cruise In, and we find it hard to argue...the place was packed and it covered a much larger footprint than years past. This year, we added a lot of attractions to the Chattanooga Cruise In. The largest change was the addition of the Scenic City Swap Meet, a spin-off event, held inside the First Tennessee Pavilion. Coker Tire participated in the swap meet with its own collection of blemished items, marked down for quick sale. Approximately 50 other vendors set up with new and used automotive parts. We expect the swap meet to grow tremendously next year. More improvements included a Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) display including two of the famous Munster-mobiles. The Paint Chip 'Cuda, as well as the Tri-Five Nationals Give-away car were on display, and we had returning sponsors such as American Powertrain, Somernites Cruise, and more! We doubled our Event T-shirt order this year, and we still sold out, so we'll continue to tweak our order next year. We had an awesome door prize giveaway, as a lucky winner left the event with a set of Firestone Wide Oval Radial FR70-15 tires! Check out out favorite photos from the 2017 Chattanooga Cruise In and stay tuned for updates about next year's event. It's sure to be even bigger and better!