I’ve been living in Tennessee for 22 years but had never made a visit to Coker Tire in Chattanooga… until yesterday. The legendary tire and wheel company supplies authentic, reproduction tires and wheels to classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts around the world. If you are in the area, it’s worth a stop for the free tour. Here are some pics for those who can’t make it!

Legendary name…

The Coker family saved Honest Charley Speed Shop.

A hand signed standup from original Miss Hurst… Linda Vaughn.

Corky Coker is all about bikes too.

Honest Charley Rat Rod… The only Rat Rod I saw on the premises.

1903 Excelsior Auto Cycle

The famous Double Exposure 32 Roadster… you’ve probably seen this car on TV.

Wrong brand… but cool signs. 🙂

This original Indian neon is huge… Id’ say about 15′ x 20′.

Another you’ve probably seen on TV.

These are all barn-finds… in the front is a 1968 Camaro Rally Sport convertible. All original. WOW!

Wheel blanks…

I was not supposed to go in the shop but… I snuck this photo. See that huge lathe? This guy is actually cutting wheels…and I was told, he is the only guy in the country that still does this.

Ever heard of a Nyberg? Me either until this day. I was told that this model was manufactured in Chattanooga in the early 1900’s and there are only three remaining in the world.



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