published Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Hot Rod Auto Show revs up Chattanooga Market - Aug 31

Classic cars and trucks will be on display for viewing and coveting at Sunday’s Hot Rod Auto Show at Chattanooga Market.
Classic cars and trucks will be on display for viewing and coveting at Sunday’s Hot Rod Auto Show at Chattanooga Market.
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.


• What: Hot Rod Auto Show at Chattanooga Market.

• When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31.

• Where: First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Reggie White Blvd.

Admission: Free.

• Phone: 423-648-2496.

• Website:


12:30 p.m. Jordan Hallquist

2 p.m. Jacob Johnson

The names of all the doomed owners who bought the Porsche Spyder that James Dean drove when he plummeted to his death are emblazoned in your memory. You watch “Starsky & Hutch” reruns or “Supernatural” on CW for the heroes’ cars, not the plots. Your dream car is a 1960 Comet despite intense mockery from friends and your spouse’s dismay. And you know that Los Angeles cops’ slang “pulling a Rockford” refers to TV private eye James Rockford’s signature move of spinning his speeding gold Pontiac Firebird 180 degrees.

My friend, the Chattanooga Market understands you. From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., it is hosting the Hot Rod Auto Show. Car owners are invited to “bring their A-bone, classic Corvette, grocery getter, Highboy, Woodie or other classics” to the market Sunday, Aug. 31. Market organizers expect about 50 car owners and ask drivers to arrive no later than 10 a.m. at First Tennessee Pavilion. Hot-rod lovers can enhance their chances of meeting fellow buffs by filling out the form at with details about their automotive baby. Registration and admission are free.

There also will be live music from local Jordan Hallquist, who cites Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Bo Diddley as influences, and South Carolina guitar slinger Jacob Johnston, known for his musical pyrotechnics.

The owners of uncool cars, bikers, cyclists and pedestrians are also welcome.

Contact Lynda Edwards at or 423-757-6391.

about Lynda Edwards...

Lynda Edwards has covered just about every beat there is while working for The Associated Press, PBS as a Frontline and Nightly Business Report associate producer, Gannett in the heart of Louisiana Cajun country as well as newspapers in Miami, Tucson AZ, Colorado and Arkansas. She has freelanced for The New York Times, NPR, Washington Post, Vogue, Rolling Stone and The Washington Monthly. While at the ABA Journal, she won a Fourth Estate Award, Lisagor ...

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