Chattanooga to host Hot Rod Power Tour on June 6

Chattanooga to host Hot Rod Power Tour on June 6

April 23rd, 2013 by Shelly Bradbury in Local - Breaking News

Jeff Dahlin, Publisher of Hot Rod Magazine, announces that the river city will be a stop on the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour during a press conference held at Coker Tire Company late Tuesday afternoon. Chattanooga will be the sixth stop on the seven-day tour and organizers expect the auto show to bring more than 6000 participants providing an estimated economic impact of over $1-million.

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

Thousands of hot rod and high performance cars will roll into Chattanooga this summer as part of the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour, publisher Jeff Dahlin announced today.

Chattanooga will be one of seven cities the annual tour stops in this year, and organizers of the free car show expect about 3,500 vehicles and 4,000 spectators at the June 6 event.

The tour will cover 1,400 miles and five states in seven days. In Chattanooga, the one-day stop at Chattanooga State is expected to have an economic impact of more than $1 million, said Bob Doak, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Visitors Bureau.

"This group epitomizes Chattanooga," he said. "It's vibrant, it's energetic, it's fun."

For complete details, see Wednesday's Times Free Press.