Among our fondest memories and during the most impressionable time of any gearhead’s life are the teen years when cars were the coolest and the mysteries of hot rodding were just beginning to reveal themselves. Many of us had a shop class in school and piddled the hours away imagining how fast that Camaro would be if we could just afford a new set of aluminum heads all while learning to change the spark plugs in the assistant principle’s Camry. Continue reading
The Marketing Department at Coker Tire is responsible for lots of cool stuff, as it is their job to get the word out about our great company. In doing so, the department participates in a number of promotional deals, giving Coker many opportunities to reach out and help charitable organizations, especially those who are involved in the old car hobby. One such group, the Chip Mill Charitable Foundation, contacted us a few months ago, regarding a Corvette project car that would be restored and sold at Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction Scottsdale in January.
We’ve been gearing up for the Austin Hatcher Foundation’s charity event called Pistons & Fenders, and just thought we’d give you a sneak peek at our museum, where the event will be held. We’ve been moving cars, moving motorcycles and setting up tables for the big event. For more information on the event, CLICK HERE. It all starts here tomorrow February 4th, right here at the museum, and we’re pumped…check out what we’ve working on!
We were checking our emails this morning and found out that Corky Coker will be on the cover of a local motorcycle magazine called Kickstand Up! We’re even giving you a sneak peek of the cover, which is promoting the Pistons & Fenders event that we blogged about a couple weeks ago. If you’re in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area, find a copy of Kickstand Up! and make plans to attend the Pistons & Fenders event, held right here in Corkyville Saturday, February 4th! Find out more information HERE!
Now that’s a cool name for an event! We’re proud to be a part of Pistons & Fenders, which is a charity event, held right here Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a matter of fact, it’s going to be held at the Coker Tire Museum on February 4, 2012. The event is being put on by Pandora’s European Motorsports to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. The doors open at 6pm EST, and tickets can be purchased by visiting the Austin Hatcher website….CLICK HERE.
THE GREAT RACE CONTINUES RALLY SUPPORT OF AUTISM WITH A BENEFIT AUCTION
Chattanooga, TN – The Great Race began in 1983 when a couple of car guys, Tom McRae and Norm Miller, got together and bought out an ailing race promoter, who had attempted to organize a vintage car race from California to Indiana. After acquiring the assets, McRae and Miller went to great lengths to market the event, and their efforts paid off, as the Great Race turned into one of the greatest automotive events of all time. McRae and Miller always strived to contribute to local charities, and the Great Race was a terrific place to gather a large donation. Now, with Corky Coker in charge of the Great Race, the same generous spirit lives on with the 2011 event.
Recently, Corky Coker met with Peter Charman from The TEAM Centers, Inc. a local Chattanooga non-profit organization, devoted to providing lifespan clinical services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. This association serves thousands of individuals by offering hope, support, treatment and assistance needed for the complex conditions of autism, mental retardation, genetic disorders and other developmental disabilities. The benefit for The TEAM Centers will include both a silent and live auction, to be held during the June 10, Friday night Kickoff Dinner at the Coker Tire Company headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Kickoff Dinner and “Auction for Autism” will be held in the Coker Tire Museum at 6pm EST.
Participants and crews, as well as staff from Coker Tire and the Great Race are greatly encouraged to donate items for the auction, but any and all donations are welcome. Since this event is based on old cars, anything car-related will get the most response, so donations can include car care products and items of that nature, but other items are welcomed as well. Pat Brothers and the Vintage Car Rally Association (VCRA) are accepting the donations prior to the event, and Pat can be contacted directly at email@example.com.