Revamped Chattanooga Motorcar Festival offers plenty of festivities

Photography Credit: J.A. Ackley

The Chattanooga Motorcar Festival has revamped its event for 2023. New festivities include Brian Redman’s Targa Sixty Six, a concert by the B-52s, and a curated Luftgekühlt display during a busy festival that takes place October 11-15.

This year, Brian Redman’s Targa Sixty Six will organize the on-track festivities at the revamped and resurfaced two-mile, 15-turn Pace Grand Prix at The Bend. Both historic and modern sports and race cars will be welcome. To register, click here.

On Friday night, the B-52s will take the stage in the West Village. The band from Athens, Georgia, is best known for hit singles such as “Love Shack,” “Roam” and “(Meet) The Flinstones.”

Fans of air-cooled Porsches won’t want to miss Luftgekühlt. It takes place Friday through Sunday. To register to bring your car, click here and enter LuftCMF2023.

Returning festivities from last year include a Mecum auction, an invite-only J. Willard Marriott Ferrari Club display, Canossa Fall Rally, car club gathering and a concours d’elegance.

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/23/23 3:01 p.m.

I'll take two tickets, please and thank you.


J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
8/24/23 2:52 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

The B-52s concert will certainly be a draw. There's a bit of something for everyone across the entire weekend, which is nice, from racing to an auction to various car shows, including a concours.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/14/23 10:48 a.m.

The B-52’s played my college homecoming–in the field next to my dorm. :) 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/14/23 10:50 a.m.

This live, by the way, was the gem of the show.


David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/14/23 10:59 a.m.

And, hey, footage from their visit back to Athens–like, seriously. 


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