Preview: Mecum Auctions Oct. 15-16 Chattanooga Sale

An immaculate 1969 BMW 2002 TII, raced in the 1975 24 Hours of Daytona by Brian Goehlnicht, Alf Selmer and Bill Alsup. Photo: Mecum Auctions

A complement to the highly anticipated Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, Mecum Auctions Chattanooga Sale kicks off Friday, October 15, at the Chattanooga Convention Center in the heart of downtown Chattanooga.

Featuring an estimated 600 collector cars and motorcycles, the two-day event’s varied docket has something for any taste – including a number of vintage race cars.

This 1930 Ford Model A Woody with a stroker 347 is a unique automobile looking for a new home. Photo: Mecum Auctions

Among the offerings are a few prized collections including The Walter Hawk Collection, The DeFoor Brothers Collection, and a Private Collection at No Reserve.

General Admission tickets for Chattanooga Motorcar Festival will provide full access to the both the full weekend festival and Friday-Saturday Auction. Registered bidders who present their bidding credentials will also have access to the entire event.

Check out the entire docket, highlighted by these special machines:

This 1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible is 1 of 47 in Special Yellow. Click the image for more. Photo: Mecum Auctions
A race-ready 1965 Lola T70 MKI Spyder formerly owned by both Carroll Shelby and Dan Gurney. Click the photo for more. Photo: Mecum Auctions
A 1965 Ford Thunderbird finished in Fiesta Red with White Porthole hardtop offered at no reserve. Click the image for more. Photo: Mecum Auctions

The 2021 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival features the Concours d’Elegance, West Village Road Rallye, Mecum Auctions and The Pace Grand Prix at the Bend. Other family-friendly events will be scheduled and announced later. Additional information may be found at

Festival tickets will be digital and are available online or purchased at the entry gates the days of the events in West Village, at the Pace Grand Prix at the Bend, and at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The transaction at the gate will be cashless, and there will be an additional charge of $10 per ticket.