Chattanooga Area Hot Rodder Builds A Time Capsule

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Well, it’s not actually a time capsule, but it does allow Larry Rose to relive some of his greatest memories. It’s a front engine dragster, built to replicate the Cook-Bedwell dragster, which was a very influential drag car in the 1950’s. The original car was known as the Isky U-Fab Special, and it was tough…

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Make Plans NOW to Attend the Chattanooga Cruise In Toy Drive

It’s still hot outside, but fall is coming quick and we’re already getting prepared for the Chattanooga Cruise In Toy Drive, which will be happening Saturday, November 17th from 8am until Noon, right here on the streets surrounding Honest Charley Speed Shop. We’d love for you to join us at 1309 Chestnut Street in downtown…

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Our Favorite Hot Rods from the 2018 NSRA Street Rod Nationals

It’s a show that never lets us down, the NSRA Street Rod Nationals. Every year, we make the drive to Louisville, Kentucky for the Nationals, an event that’s been going on for 49 years. We’ve met some of our greatest customers in Louisville, and we meet new ones every year, so it’s a must-attend event…

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A Ford Flathead V8 Wins the Great Race (again)!

We love following along with the Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty. It is one of our sister companies, and it attracts 120 racing teams from all over the world. You wouldn’t believe some of the stuff that gets used and abused on 2,300 miles of intense rallying. We’re talking high dollar stuff,…

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10 Cool Engine Combinations from the Hot Rod Reunion

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If nostalgia drag racing and traditional hot rods are your thing, then you gotta check out the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion. They have two events each year–one in California, and one in Kentucky. We’re just a few hours away from the event at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, so we enjoy making…

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Photos from the 2018 Chattanooga Cruise In

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It’s spring time in the Scenic City, and that can only mean one thing…it’s time for the Chattanooga Cruise In! We opened the doors and even though we had some iffy weather conditions, thousands of people came to see everything the Chattanooga Cruise In had to offer. Even though you can’t tell it by the…

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Mark Your Calendars for the Chattanooga Cruise In

Saturday, April 14th, the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee is going to be overrun with hot rods, customs, muscle cars, gassers, classic trucks, drag cars and more! We can’t wait, and we’ll be open from 8am until 4pm, selling high quality speed parts, apparel, signs and more from our historic speed shop. This event grows every…

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Carb Spacers — Cheap Horsepower or Cheesy Add-On?

Carburetor Spacers…we see them on everything from Pintos to professional race cars. Sometimes they are necessary for optimal horsepower numbers, while other times they are simply used to raise the carburetors higher for appearance purposes. The thing that makes them so popular is the price. They’re cheap and effective, no matter your intended purpose.

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Honest Joe Lombardo Retires

A couple short years ago, we celebrated the retirement of Honest Mike Goodman, and now it’s time to wish Joe Lombardo a happy retirement! Joe has been with Honest Charley for many years, and actually has a pretty distinct connection to Honest Charley Hisself. He’s married to Charley’s granddaughter, Amy! He has traveled to shows,…

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