We just love the month of April. Flowers are blooming, people are riding around with the windows down, and we’re getting ready for a busy month. On April 2nd, 2016, we had the largest turnout ever at the Chattanooga Cruise In, and boy was it fun! We worked hard all day long, and sold lots…

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Ignition Switch | 1935-48 Ford-0

When the idea came about to host an open house and cruise in at Coker Tire and Honest Charley Speed Shop, we had no idea it would grow to this magnitude. On Saturday, April 11th, we welcomed more than 2,000 cars and approximately 15,000 people to the Chattanooga Cruise In–it was a record breaking day…

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A large percentage of the what/why/how of today’s hot rodders is for the sake of nostalgia. Going back to a simpler time can be as easy as sliding behind the wheel of a ___________ (fill in the blank with your favorite hot rod) and going for a drive. With such deep roots in hot rod…

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Honest Charley friend and customer Spencer Taylor is a man about town. It is Bug-a-Palüza weekend after all, and when there’s this much Fahrvergnügen going on in Chattanooga, you need to get out and soak it all up, right? The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student bought this 1966 Volkswagen Beetle his freshman year in high…

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It’s not just an excuse for you to clean out the garage…it’s an excuse to clean your car, and make a check list of maintenance, repairs and simple upgrades. If you put off these repairs until car show and cruise in season starts, you may be asking for trouble. A good, thorough cleaning will give…

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We always know we’re in for a lot of work during the fall months, due to a number of events, and this year was absolutely the most action-packed September in our history. The Street Rodder Road Tour passed through on Thursday, the 5th, then we had the Chattanooga Cruise In on Saturday, the 7th, and…

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What started as a laid back hot rodder hang out at Coker Tire and Honest Charley has grown into one of the premier cruise in events in the Southeast! We’re thrilled with the success of the event, and we plan to keep on doing them for years to come. The Spring 2013 Chattanooga Cruise In…

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As you know, we’re running wide open and rarely have enough time to sit down and blog about the happenings around here. One of the things that gets us fired up is the Chattanooga Cruise In, which is a massive gathering of hot rods, right here at Honest Charley! We try to tell all of…

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With the new year, we bet you’re jamming on a new project, getting it ready for this year’s car show season. When you’re getting your car show and cruise in schedule figured out, keep in mind that you can drop by the shop and pay us a visit on your way to or from an…

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Last September, we tried our hand at hosting our own Cruise In right here in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We considered it a great success, and decided to do it again in 2012. Our April event nearly doubled in size with 500 cars in attendance. For the September 2012 Cruise In, we seriously upped the game, and…

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