Lane Motor Museum

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Lane Motor Museum
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The Lane Motor Museum
Lane Motor Museum is located in Tennessee
Lane Motor Museum
Location within Tennessee
Established October 2003 (October 2003)
Location Nashville, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°8′24.95″N 86°44′3.17″W / 36.1402639°N 86.7342139°W / 36.1402639; -86.7342139
Type Automobile museum
Collection size 500+ automobiles
60+ motorcycles
Related art and memorabilia
Director David Yando
President Jeff Lane
Public transit access Nashville MTA Route 15
Website www.lanemotormuseum.org
Micro cars on display at the Lane Motor Museum

Lane Motor Museum is located in Nashville, Tennessee and features a collection of mostly European automobiles. The museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, founded by Jeff Lane, his father having founded the family's automotive extrusion business, L&L Products in Romeo, Mich. in 1958.[1]

Museum[edit]

The museum was established in October 2003 by Lane, beginning with his personal collection of 70 vehicles in Nashville's former American Bread Company (1951-1994). The collection currently includes art, memorbilia and over 450 vehicles,[2] with 150 cars displayed on any given day. The museum features European cars of unusual design, propeller-driven vehicles, microcars, three-wheeled cars, amphibious vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, military vehicles, competition cars, one-off vehicles, prototypes — and 23 Tatras.[3]

Since 2010 the museum has hosted an annual fundraiser where donors can drive a museum car on a nearby rural route.[4] [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles McEwan (October 5, 2011). "Hitting the Tennessee Roads in Rolling Museum Pieces". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Tennessee Magazine
  3. ^ Cars At Large
  4. ^ Road and Track magazine, February 2014 issue, page 22
  5. ^ Unusual cars meet rural Tennessee Road and Track website

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