The Glidden Tour Comes to Chattanooga!
The Glidden Tour is an event that relives the early years of the automobile, when American Automobile Association (AAA) decided to hold a touring event in the 1900's to prove the reliability of the automobile, which was in its infancy. The original Glidden Tours were held from 1903 to 1911 and they were named after Charles Glidden. Then, in 1946, the Glidden Tour was revived by the Veteran Motor Car Club of America (VMCCA) and continues to this day, visiting a different city each year. For 2013, we were lucky enough to have the 68th Revival Glidden Tour visit Chattanooga, Tennessee to see what the Scenic City has to offer! The Glidden Tour is a multi-day event, that allows its participants to travel on short trips to local destinations, so this year consisted of trips to Rock City, the International Towing & Recovery Museum, Harold Coker's barn and yes, of course, the Coker Tire headquarters! This blog will feature the Glidden Tour's stop at Kayo Erwin's incredible car collection as well as their stop at Coker Tire, but we'll post another one that documents their trip to Harold Coker's awesome collection of cars, packed away in his beautiful barn! [caption id="attachment_3986" align="alignleft" width="640"] A view inside Kayo Erwin's collection...lots of high dollar muscle cars![/caption]