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DAY 88: SCOTTSBORO, AL TO JACKSON, TN

The eighty-eighth day commenced in Scottsboro, AL. We started the day by passing through Georgia and crossing the state line into Tennessee. In Chattanooga, TN we had an amazing congregation at the Volkswagen Group of America Factory. We got to meet with the CEO, COO, and many other Volkswagen executives and employees at the Chattanooga VW plant. Included in the fantastic meeting were executives of all our other sponsors as well. We discussed our tour with the ID. 4 and the future of electric vehicles and as a group we all got to see the factories new battery testing facility. We would like to extend a huge thank you to Volkswagen and all of our sponsors alike for meeting with us in Chattanooga. Driving on highway 24, we headed North and crossed the Tennessee River. As we crossed the bridge we could see some people boating around the Rankin Cove in a small boat. There was also a hefty barge floating in the cove as well. We headed north and the interstate cut through the Monteagle Mountains and was lined with formations of rock and foliage. We exited the plateau and came across a tiny hen house that was made to look like a small brick cottage. The hen house had a light bulb sign that displayed the word “EGGS”. In the front yard there was a big rooster statue that stood upon a tree stump. We visited our logistics partner Schnellecke, at their training academy and made some pictures with some of the employees. We then made it to Clarksville, TN and got to visit our sponsor, Hankook tires. A great group of employees met with us at the Hankook tire plant site. It was a pleasure to speak to them about our great experience driving with the Hankook EV specific Kinergy ASX roll resistant tires for over 30,000 miles. In Clarksville, we got to see the Montgomery county courthouse. Constructed in 1879, the clock tower building that displays a lady justice statue is an architectural beauty that is a symbol of Clarksville’s historic downtown. A fascinating building with a purple glow features gargoyles around the corners of the historic, Gothic Romanesque structure. The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center  is Tennessee’s second largest general interest museum. In the spirit of Tennessee and their love of barbecue, we got to check out a barbecue cook off event at Liberty Park. Some of the participants hung out around a fire even after the event had been over. The William Rudolph Event Center had a lit up sequence of a runner spanning across the entire side of the brick wall. Near Waverly, TN, we saw an antique fire engine that was on display in a glass showroom. We arrived in Jackson, TN and the day had concluded. 

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