Wade Kawasaki's 1971 Porsche 911T barn find We've worked pretty hard to encourage our customers to get out and drive their collector cars, and events like the Coker Tire Tour to the Mitty provide even more inspiration. There might be an ulterior motive hidden in there (to sell more tires, or in this case Sports Car Tires). The Mitty is a road race for vintage cars, and it's held at Road Atlanta, which is a couple hours away from our headquarters here in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This year, we partnered with Classic Motorsports Magazine to create a driving experience like no other--a trip through some of the most beautiful scenery and twisty back roads with a final destination of the Mitty. With more than 50 cars participating, it was a big hit, and we're hoping to do more of these driving events in the future. Funky little Alfa rolling on Vredestein radial tires The variety of cars ranged from new sports car, like a 700 horsepower, Hennessy-prepared Nissan GT-R to classic sports cars, such as our President Wade Kawasaki's 1971 Porsche 911T barn find. Corky Coker and family joined the party--Corky drove his '54 Buick street rod with his wife, Theresa and son, Cameron on board, while his daughter, Casey drove an Austin-Healey Sprite, and son-in-law Greg Cunningham piloted a custom Volkswagen Beetle. Coker photo guy Tommy Lee Byrd and video guy Jason White participated with a '64 Chevelle four-door. Corky drove his 1954 Buick street rod with his wife, Theresa and son, Cameron Tommy Lee Byrd & Jason White in a 1964 Chevelle Leaving from Coker headquarters on Friday morning, the group of cars headed toward a lunch stop at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia, by way of Hwy 64 through Ocoee, TN. From there, the route went into the Chattahoochee National Forrest on a super twisty stretch of road that eventually led us to historic downtown Dahlonega, GA and then to further south to Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA. An entry to the Coker Tire Tour to the Mitty included a hosted lunch at Mercier Orchards, a hosted BBQ dinner at the track, and a parade lap around the race track--it was a blast! Check out all of our fun and be sure to stay tuned for more driving events in the future!!! 150423_Mitty_0009 150423_Mitty_0014 150424_Mitty_0006 150424_Mitty_0012 Chevrolet Corvair near Ocoee River, TN Hot Rod Ford F100 and SVO Mustang anchor the lunch stop at Mercier Orchards Mercier Orchards Established 1943 was lunch stop on the tour Greg Cunninham's trick little VW Beetle loved the mountain roads 150424_Mitty_0127 1971 Porsche 911T 150424_Mitty_0163 150424_Mitty_0197 150424_Mitty_0153 150424_Mitty_0204 Classic Motorsports' Restored Tornado rolls on super-skinny metric Excelsior bias ply tires Corky Coker's 1954 Buick on Road Atlanta race course 150425_Mitty_0075 Wrecked Corvair Race Car 1966 Ford GT 40 Aston Martin in brilliant polished aluminum Wade Kawasaki soaking up the vintage racing at Road Atlanta Cheeta. Yes, please. BMW 2002 mixing it up on Road Atlanta during Classic Motorsports Speedfest 150425_Mitty_0064 Barber Vintage Motorsports' Beck on Vredestein tires looking dapper See the pictures and video from this event on YouTube