The 4th Annual Forge Invitational Musclecar Show again provided a venue for 100 terrific musclecars. Held in the Chattanooga (TN) Convention Center with an estimated $20 million worth of rare factory iron on display for two days (October 20-21), the show has become the premier mixed-make event for musclecar enthusiasts. Many of the cars shown here are not publicly visible any other time of the year, and the atmosphere is friendly since there is no judging or vehicle sales involved in the event.
Promoter Tim Lopata, together with his father George, have now put the invitational-only indoor show on for four years. The cars are chosen carefully, and the owners themselves
Mopars again played a significant role in the Forge Show, with several excellent restorations on hand. Perhaps the most visible was one of the highest-valued cars on today’s white-hot market, a 1971 Hemi’cuda coupe. Just completed by owner Tres Wilson, the car is a deep Bahama Blue. Bahama Blue was not one of the High Impact colors that year, but only Plum Crazy would have been more radical in this basic hue.