published Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Chattanoogan Corky Coker is newest reality TV star

Corky Coker, owner of Chattanooga's Coker Tire Company, is featured on a new reality show, premiering Wednesday February 5th at 9:30 p.m. called "Backroad Gold." The weekly series will air on the Travel Channel, which is seen on cable and satellite networks nationwide.

The show follows Coker and his son-in-law, Greg Cunningham, as they seek out barn finds across the Southeast. Classic cars, motorcycles and automobiles are the focus of this show. Honest Charley Speed Shop, located across the street from Coker's company (and managed by Cunningham) will also be featured, as they restore several of the vehicles.

Coker's daughter, Casey, and his father, Harold (a former Hamilton County Commissioner) are also featured in the TV show, as well as Honest Charley's head wrenchman, Hal "Fireball" Everrett.

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