Bug-a-Paluza, Chattanooga Motorcar Festival postponed

Staff photo by Erin O. Smith / Brian Johnson of AC/DC raises his fist while driving the Bentley Thunderguts during the Chattanooga MotorCar Festival time trials along Riverfront Parkway in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Two popular events tailored to car enthusiasts announced this week that the 2020 events have been postponed to 2021.

The Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, set for October of this year has been rescheduled for next year, while the Bug-a-Palüza festival at Camp Jordan the first of August has also postponed its 2020 event. Both postponements are the result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Chattanooga Motorcar Festival began with the goal of being one of the greatest car events in America, where car lovers and their families could gather and admire the beauty of classic and historic cars," said event founder Byron DeFoorin a news release. "The DeFoorin brothers have fought to continue to build momentum through the coronavirus.

"The world is a different place today, and hopefully for only the next few months. We all are looking forward to brighter days where we can move full speed. Please join us next year, that's the time for the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival to #GETINANDGO."

Bug-a-Palüza was scheduled to take place at Aug. 1-2 at Camp Jordan in East Ridge, but has also been canceled because of the coronavirus. The annual event is a celebration of all things Volkswagen and raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House.

For additional information on the Festival, go to www.chattanoogamotorcar.com and bugapaluza.com.