Chattanooga Motorcar Festival on Schedule

Ken Zino of on Chattanooga MotorCar Festival

Well, I told Orville and I told Wilbur it will never fly.

The 2020 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival will remain on schedule for Oct. 16-18, 2020, in downtown Chattanooga, founder Byron DeFoor announced today. (6/16) The Concours d’Elegance will be the weekend’s featured event, held in West Village on Sunday, Oct. 18. (AutoInformed – First Chattanooga MotorCar Festival Debuts in October)

“We are continuing our plans and preparations to hold our second Chattanooga Motorcar Festival this October with the expectation that all businesses will be operating by then and sporting events will be back on schedule, so that we can all enjoy the many activities that bring us together,” said DeFoor.

One of the exotic cars entered for the Concours last year was the 1932 Helicron from the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tenn. Constructed in 1932, this propeller-driven car was discovered in a barn in France in 2000, having been placed there by the original owner in the late 1930s. It was completely rebuilt but many of the mechanical components are original, such as the frame, wire wheels, dashboard, steering wheel, steering gear, brake pedal, light switch, headlights, and the type plate. We’ll see what turns up this year.

Sponsored by DeFoor Brothers and hosted by Fifty Plus Racing Foundation, the 2020 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival includes a full three days of activities in West Village, the Tennessee Riverfront and the Westin Hotel Chattanooga. The High Jinks Rallye will take place on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17, while the Time Trials will be conducted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16, 17 and 18. The Time Trials will be completed by noon on Sunday, and events will be hosted by Alain deCadenet with Brian Redman, Wayne Carini, Bill Rothermel, Keith Martin, Donald Osborne and Linda Vaughn. Other celebrities expected to participate in panel discussions include Bobby Rahal, Lyn St. James, David Hobbs and Ray Evernham. Additional information on the Festival at

About Ken Zino

Ken Zino is an auto industry veteran with global experience in print, broadcast and electronic media. He has auto testing, marketing, public relations and communications expertise garnered while working in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
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