Coker Tire and Classic Motorsports magazine have joined forces again to host the Coker Tire Tour to the Classic Motorsports Mitty on Friday, April 27. You can register right here.
The event will kick off on the evening of Thursday, April 26, at Coker Tire headquarters with a cookout and tours of the museum. A room block at the Staybridge Suites located across the street from Coker Tire will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The journey starts at Coker Tire’s home base Friday morning with a cars-and-coffee gathering at 8 a.m. Wheels will start rolling a 9:30 a.m. The tour will be led by Tim Suddard, publisher of Classic Motorsports and Grassroots Motorsports magazines.
The route begins with a loop around beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee, and then takes Highway 64 along the Ocoee River—there’s plenty of places to stop and take photos. We will then head south to Blue Ridge, Georgia, and make a lunch stop at Mercier Orchards, where you can take a wagon tour of the apple orchard. The apple blossoms will be in full bloom. You can also buy some gifts: apples, apple cider, apple candy, apple pies and more.
After lunch we will drive a beautiful and challenging road through the Chattahoochee National Forest—think Tail of the Dragon with longer straights—and then we'll go through historic Dahlonega, Georgia, and on to Road Atlanta. Once at the track, our group will get to park in its own car corral. Then we can all watch some HSR racing.
Later that evening we’ll have a trackside barbecue dinner as well as take a lap of the famous Road Atlanta road course.
This event is for anyone with a classic car, sports car, muscle car or hotrod. Sorry, no rental cars or newer-model family cruisers allowed. Basically, if you have a cool car, then you're in.
Book your hotel stay for the Coker Tire Tour Thursday night at the Staybridge Suites Chattanooga Downtown right across from Coker Tire. Just call (423) 267-0900 and ask for the Coker Tire Discount. (While supply of rooms lasts)
Joining costs $99 per person and includes your Friday ticket to the Mitty, the lunch at Mercier Orchards, a barbecue dinner and a parade lap of Road Atlanta (schedule permitting). Want to spend the entire weekend at the Mitty? No problem. When you register you can choose to add a full weekend pass to your package for just $36. Participants in the Coker Tire Tour will also enjoy a reserved spot in Coker Tire's car corral near their display for the duration of the Mitty.