It’s easy to be discouraged by the gradual decline in participation in the street rodding world. Organizations like NSRA have made great effort to bring more folks to its events, and it appears to be working. This year, the NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky had 10,200 cars, which is actually a slight increase…

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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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Every year, just about the time when the car show and drag racing season is winding down, it’s time to go to Las Vegas for the SEMA Show. It’s the world’s largest automotive trade show, and it’s the place where everyone wants to debut new products, new cars and new ideas. We typically tag along…

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It always seems like fall comes and goes quickly. We’re so busy around here during September and October, the months typically fly by, leaving us in the dead of winter. One event that always gets our attention is the Chattanooga Cruise In, as it’s held right here at our facility. We invite everyone we know…

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Another year, and another trip to Louisville for the NSRA Street Rod Nationals. If you haven’t heard of the Street Rod Nationals, you’re really missing out on a heck of a show, with thousands of hot rods, hundreds of parts vendors (we’re one of ’em!) and a bunch of good stuff in the swap meet.…

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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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Wow! That’s the word everyone said when they saw how huge of a turnout we had at the Spring 2014 Chattanooga Cruise In. What started as a 200-car event back in 2011 has turned into a 1,000+ car event. Our parking crew had to start turning folks away before lunch time, even though the event…

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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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We love sneaking off to hot rod events near our headquarters here in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We’re just a couple hours away from Atlanta, a couple from Nashville and a little over 3 hours away from Bowling Green, Kentucky, home of the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion at historic Beech Bend Raceway Park. It’s an incredible event…

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