Stars of the classic car and racing worlds will take part in the inaugural Chattanooga MotorCar Festival this weekend.
Dignitaries lending their expertise:
* Brian Redman: The Englishman will be grand marshal of the Festival. The racing legend has claimed nine sports-car road-racing championships in his 60 years of competition.
* Jim Pace: An IMSA GTU champion and overall winner at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, Pace will be chairman of the time trials.
* Alain de Cadenet: The Formula 1 and Endurance racer and TV commentator will be the time trials announcer.
* Bill Rothermel: Master of ceremonies at numerous Concours around the country, and a judge at other significant Concours, he will act as the Rendezvous of the Greats announcer.
* Mike Tillson: Chief judge for the Concours, he is founder and chairman of the Radnor Hunt (Pa.) Concours d'Elegance and chief judge at the Carmel (Calif.) Concours on the Avenue. He's a former race-car driver in the World Endurance Championship, SCCA and IMSA.
* Ken Gross: The award-winning automotive journalist is the Concours committee chairman, helping select the exotic and significant cars eligible for the Concours.
* Dorsey Schroeder: Competition director for the time trials, he's the 1989 SCCA Trans-Am champion and 1990 IMSA GTO Class Champion. He also won the 1985 Pro Sports Renault championship, raced IROC in the '90s and is the current Trans-Am Series' chief steward.
* Donald Osborne: Automotive consultant, historian, TV commentator (he's the car expert on "Jay Leno's Garage") and opera singer.
* Wayne Carini: Master car restorer of "Chasing Classic Cars" TV fame.
* Keith Martin: Writer, publisher, TV commentator and founder of Sports Car Market magazine.
* Linda Vaughn: American auto-racing personality who has been described as "The First Lady of Motorsports" and is best known as "Miss Hurst Golden Shifter."
* Bill Elliott: 1988 NASCAR Cup champion, with two Daytona 500 wins and NASCAR's "Most Popular Driver" for a record 16 times.
* Ray Evernham: Winner of three NASCAR Cup championships as crew chief, runs Ray Evernham Enterprises, is a driver and race-car collector and a NASCAR analyst for TV race broadcasts.
* David Hobbs: Famed racing TV commentator, 1971 Formula 5000 and 1983 SCCA Trans-Am champion.
* Burt Levy: Race-car driver and author of "The Last Open Road" series of motoring novels of the 1950s, which have become cult classics on the motorsports and collector-car scenes.
* Corky Coker: Former CEO of Coker Tire Co., strong supporter of the festival, providing his time, energy and collection of classic automobiles and motorcycles.