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LIFE IN THE VAST LANE
The Lane Motor Museum collection

This article is from our archives and has not been updated and integrated with our "new" site yet... Even so, it's still awesome - so keep reading!

Published on Fri, Dec 12, 2014

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

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Little cars at the Lane Motor Museum (Nakano)

It’s the largest collection of European cars in North America, housed in a 132,000 square foot facility that once housed the Sunbeam Bakery—one of the largest bakeries in the area. It’s the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to its vast collection, the Lane has an enormous amount of character. Established in 2002 by Jeff Lane, the museum sports an unforgettable collection of Czechoslovakian Tatras, and other examples of the strange and beautiful. – Roy Nakano THE COLLECTION 1922 A.B.C. 1935 ADLER TRUMPF JUNIOR 1931 AERO 10 1931 AERO 18 1934 AERO 30 (convertible) 1936 AERO 30 1998 AIXAM KINETIC 1962 ALFA ROMEO 2600 BERLINA 1977 ALFA ROMEO ALFETTA 1986 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER 1962 ALVIS STALWART (amphibious) 1962 ALVIS STALWART (no engine) 1960 AMC M422 "MIGHTY MITE" ¼ ton 1930 AMERICAN AUSTIN (3/4 scale) 1964 AMPHICAR cabriolet 1953 ARDEX 1956 ASTRA 1982 AUDI 4000 COUPE 1965 AUSTIN MINI TWIN ENGINE 1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE (blue) 1967 AUSTIN MINI MOKE 1969 AUSTIN MINI (red, convertible) 1969 AUSTIN MINI (green, fiberglass) 1969 AUSTIN MINI (red, fiberglass) 1956 AUTONACIONAL BISCUTER 100 1993 BANHAM X99 1940 BELHVED TRAINING CAR 1948 BERGER ROCKET POWER CAR 1959 BERKELEY SE328 (blue) 1962 BERKELEY T-60 (3 wheeler) 1929 BMW IHLE 600 1930 BMW DIXI 1938 BMW 320 cabriolet 1957 BMW ISETTA 300 (tan) 1958 BMW ISETTA 300 (purple+yellow) 1958 BMW 600 saloon 1963 BMW 3200S 2006 BMW MINI COOPER S WORKS GP 1967 BOND 875 (3 wheeler) 1959 BORGWARD ISABELLA 1933 BSA (green) (3 wheeler) 1934 BSA (red/black) (3 wheeler) 2002 BURTON 1975 CASALINI SULKY A18 (3 wheeler) 1981 CATERHAM 2001 CATERHAM BLACKBIRD 1962 CHEVROLET CORVAIR WAGON

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1973 Citroën SM coupé (Nakano)

1924 CITROËN 5CV "Trefle" 1924 CITROËN AUTOCHENILLE 1937 CITROËN 7C 1938 CITROËN BERLINE 11 GAZOGENE 1952 CITROËN 2CV COGOLIN (replica) 1952 CITROËN 15-Six (black) 1953 CITROËN 15-Six (grey) 1954 CITROËN 2CV (ripple bonnet) 1959 CITROËN ID19 saloon (blue) 1962 CITROËN 2CV 4x4 SAHARA 1963 CITROËN 2CV (convertible) 1964 CITROËN 2CV saloon (blue) 1964 CITROËN BIJOU 1966 CITROËN DS ICE RACER 1968 CITROËN Type 350-CAR CARRIER 1969 CITROËN AMI 6 1970 CITROËN M35 1971 CITROËN 2CV TRUCKETTE 1972 CITROËN H-VAN 1973 CITROËN DS20 SAFARI ESTATE WAGON (flag) 1973 CITROËN SM coupé (gold) 1973 CITROËN SM coupé (white) 1974 CITROËN DS21 RALLY CAR 1974 CITROËN MEHARI 4x4 (proto.) 1975 CITROËN 2CV saloon (yellow) 1975 CITROËN 2CV (race car) (black/red) 1975 CITROËN GS BIROTOR 1976 CITROËN AMI SUPER BREAK 1976 CITROËN CX2200 1976 CITROËN GSA (copper) 1977 CITROËN 2CV (amphibious + trailer) 1977 CITROËN AMI 8 BREAK 1978 CITROËN 2CV (4x4 Voisin) 1978 CITROËN DYANE 6 1980 CITROËN 2CV (race car) (blue) 1981 CITROËN 2CV "YACCO" (replica) 1982 CITROËN GSA (brown) 1982 CITROËN MEHARI 4x4 (yellow) 1983 CITROËN VISA GTi RALLY CAR 1986 CITROËN BX4TC 1987 CITROËN CX25GTi 1988 CITROËN TISSIER CAR CARRIER 1997 CITROËN SAXO ELECTRIQUE 1980 COMUTA-CAR 1958 CORONET (3 wheeler) 1983 CROCO 1962 CROFTON BUG (white) 1947 CROSLEY PICKUP 1951 CROSLEY FARM O'ROAD 1939 CROSLEY TRANSFERABLE 1948 CROSLEY GASPORTER 1951 CROSLEY SUPER SPORT 1967 D.A.F. 33 pick-up truck 1967 D.A.F. 33B van 1975 D.A.F. 66 1999 DALLARA "TRUCK NATION" IRL CAR 2001 DALLARA "RED BULL" IRL CAR 1954 DAUS 2000 DAVID AUSTIN HILLCLIMB 1948 DAVIS DIVAN (3 wheeler) 1955 DEUTSCH-BONNET HBR5 1959 DAIHATSU TRIMOBILE 1969 DAIHATSU TRIMOBILE 1996 DAIHATSU K-10

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1959 Devin-Renault Special (Nakano)

1959 DEVIN-RENAULT SPECIAL 1933 DKW F 2 1958 DKW MUNGA 1958 DKW F800 SCHNELL-LASTER (van) 1959 DKW MONZA (and donor car) 1961 DKW AUTO UNION 1000 1962 DKW AUTO UNION 1000 SP 1962 DKW-VEMAG BELCAR 1000 1960 DODGE M-37 1982 DUPORT PARCO 1990 DUPORT ONYX 1991 DUPORT ONYX 1975 ELCAR 1974 FAUN KRAKA 1974 FERRARIO LUCERTOLA 500 (6 wheeler) 1967 FERVES RANGER 4x4 1936 FIAT 500 A COUPE "TOPOLINO" 1939 FIAT 508C BALILLA 1100 1953 FIAT VAN 1954 FIAT 500C STATION WAGON 1958 FIAT 600 1960 FIAT 500 AUTOBIANCHI BIANCHINA 1963 FIAT MULTIPLA 1964 FIAT NUOVA 500 (grey) 1966 FIAT 600 1966 FIAT NUOVA 500 (white) 1970 FIAT BIANCHINA WAGON 1971 FIAT 124 SPYDER 1972 FIAT 500 MARE 1972 FIAT 500 WAGON 1973 FIAT 500 (with 245cc Goggo motor) 1976 FIAT 126 1980 FIAT 500 FORMULA MONZA RACE CAR 1987 FIAT PANDA 4x4 1987 FIAT X1/9 1992 FIAT PANDA 1996 FIAT CINQUECENTO RALLY CAR 1998 FIAT MULTIPLA 2005 FIAT PANDA 2008 FIAT 500 2012 FIAT 500 ABARTH 1896 FORD QUADRICYCLE (replica) 1932 FORD (chassis for Dymaxion replica) 1959 FRAM KING FULDA S-7 (3 wheeler) 1938 GEORGES IRAT (blue) 1940 GEORGES IRAT (red) 1960 GOGGOMOBIL DART 1933 GOLIATH PIONIER 1934 GOLIATH ATLAS 1952 GOLIATH GP700 1957 GOLIATH GP900 1955 GRATALOUP 1947 GREGORY SEDAN 1952 GREGORY SPORTS ROADSTER 1954 GREGORY ROLLING CHASSIS 1967 GYRO X 1926 HANOMAG 2/10 PS 1939 HANOMAG 1.3 liter (black) 1939 HAMOMAG 1.3 liter saloon 1939 HANSA 1100 1938 HARRIS (steam car)

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1932 Helicron at the Lane Motor Museum (Nakano)

1932 HELICRON 1946 HEWSON ROCKET 1956 HIENKEL 1982 HOBBYCAR B612 (amphibious) 1982 HOBBYCAR PASSPORT 1951 HOFFMANN 1966 HONDA S600 coupe 1966 HONDA S600 ROADSTER 1968 HONDA S800 1973 HONDA LIFE VAN 1978 HONDA ACTY SUPER DELUXE 4WD pickup truck 1979 HONDA CIVIC (double sided) 1984 HONDA CITY TURBO 1991 HONDA BEAT 2000 HONDA INSIGHT 1951 HOTCHKISS-GREGOIRE 2000 HUALI MINI VAN 1956 IFA F9 1969 INNOCENTI MINI 1951 IOTA 350 SPORTS 1969 JARRET LA VOITURE ELECTRONIQUE (3 wheeled open electric car) 1939 JAWA 600 1941 JAWA 700 1971 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR MKII (brown) 1973 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR MKIII (black) 1963 KING MIDGET and MICROBOAT 1948 LAMAR 1976 LAMBORGHINI URRACO 1945 LANCIA APRILIA 1960 LANCIA APPIA 1990 LANCIA DELTA HF INTEGRALE 1959 LARC-LX (amphibious) 1971 LAGRAND SUPER VEE (racer) 1991 LAUDA OKA 1907 LEYAT TRAINER (replica) 1919 LEYAT (replica) (blue) 1919 LEYAT (replica) (red) 1950 LIDOVE VOZITKO (Czech Microcar) 2001 LIEGE 1980 LIGIER JS4 2000 LIGIER AMBRA COUNTRY 1978 LOHR FARDIER FL 500 1965 LOTUS SUPER SEVEN S2 1998 LOTUS ELISE 1974 LOTUS EUROPA S2 1987 LuAZ 967 M (amphibious) 1958 MAICO 500 1959 MAICO 500 1953 MANOCAR 1928 MARTIN AERODYNAMIC CAR 1932 MARTIN MARTINETTE 1950 MARTIN STATIONETTE 1965 MATRA D’JET 5 (blue) 1967 MATRA D’JET 6 (brown) 1975 MATRA SIMCA BAGHEERA S coupe 1934 MCQUAY-NORRIS STREAMLINER 1967 M.E.P. X2 (race car) 1968 M.E.P. X27 (race car)

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The LARC-LX amphibious vehicle (Nakano)

1935 MERCEDES 130H 1962 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 1957 MESSERSCHMITT KR200 1932 MG M TYPE 1949 MG TC midget roadster 1951 MG TD 1954 MG TF 1955 MG TF 1967 MGB GT coupe 1970 MG MIDGET (race car) 1985 MG METRO 6R4 (race car) 2001 MGF 1980 MIDAS BRONZE 1959 MIKRUS MR-300 1970 MINI COMTESSE 1972 MINI COMTESSE 2001 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION VI 1931 MOCHET VELOCAR 1949 MOCHET 1953 MOCHET LUXE 1956 MOCHET CM-125Y 1948 MORGAN "F" SUPER (3 wheeler) 1935 MORRIS EIGHT PRE SERIES 1960 MORRIS MINI (Mini) (purple) 1967 MORRIS MINI MINOR TRAVELLER 1971 MORRIS MINI (maroon) 1973 MORRIS MINI (2/3 scale) 1974 MORRIS MINI (race car) 1959 NEW MAP SOLYTO (3 wheel/green) 1960 NEW MAP SOLYTO (3 wheel/silver) 1987 NISSAN BE-1 1989 NISSAN PAO 1989 NISSAN S-CARGO 1991 NISSAN FIGARO 1959 NSU PRINZ 1 1962 NSU PRINZ 4 saloon 1967 NSU 1000 TTS 1967 NSU PRINZ 1967 NSU PRINZ 1000 1967 NSU SPORT PRINZ 1967 NSU WANKEL-SPIDER 1969 NSU 1200 TT 1970 NSU 1200 1970 NSU Ro-80 1959 NU-KLEA STARLITE 1958 OPPERMAN UNICAR 1971 OTAS 820 GRAND PRIX 1974 OTIS ELEVATOR ELECTRIC VAN 1927 PANHARD-LEVASSOR X74 1953 PANHARD DYNA JUNIOR 1954 PANHARD DYNA Z 1954 PANHARD GHIA 1961 PANHARD PL17 saloon 1966 PANHARD 24BT 1966 PANHARD 24BT 2002 PCD SAXON HILLCLIMBER 1964 PEEL VIKING SPORT 1965 PEEL P50 (replica) 1965 PEEL TRIDENT (3 wheeler) 1938 PEUGEOT 202 1942 PEUGEOT VLV 1949 PEUGEOT TRIPORTEUR (3 wheeler) 1986 PEUGEOT 206 1977 PIAGGIO APE 1983 PORSCHE 911 SC 1985 PORSCHE 928 S 1937 PRAGA BABY 1930 RAMBERT MICROCAR 1957 RELIANT REGAL MKIII conv. (3 wheeler) 1971 RELIANT REGAL 3/30 (3 wheeler) 1974 RELIANT ROBIN (3 wheeler) 1975 RELIANT ANT TW9 (3 wheeler) 1954 RENAULT ROGUE 1959 RENAULT DAUPHINE HENNEY (elec.) (red) 1960 RENAULT 4CV 1960 RENAULT DAUPHINE (unrest.) 1960 RENAULT DAUPHINE (elec.) (grey) 1962 RENAULT DAUPHINE (maroon) 1975 RENAULT 4 TL 1985 RENAULT ALPINE 310 (silver) 1985 RENAULT 5 TURBO 2 (black) 1986 RENAULT ALPINE GTA TURBO 1994 RENAULT CLIO WILLIAMS II 1998 RENAULT SPIDER 2002 RENAULT CLIO V-6 2007 RENAULT MEGANE R-26 1965 RENE-BONNET CBR/1 1948 ROLUX VB60 1948 ROVER P3 1969 ROVER 2000TC 1953 ROVIN D4 1960 SAAB 93 (race car) 1966 SAAB SONETT II (race car) 1967 SAAB 95 STATIONWAGON 1967 SAAB 96 ROADSTER 1969 SAAB 96 1981 SCHMITTY A2 1959 SCOOTACAR (red) (3 wheeler) 1964 SCOOTACAR MK II DE LUXE (blue) (3 wheeler) 1965 SCOOTACAR MK III DE LUXE TWIN (3 whl) 1924 SIMA-VIOLET CYCLECAR 1948 SIMCA GORDINI TYPE 5 (race car) 1954 SIMCA WEEKEND 1961 SIMCA ARONDE PLEIN CIEL 1948 SKODA 1101 1960 SKODA OCTAVIA 2003 SMART PASSION cabrio 2006 SMART BRABUS ROADSTER* 1969 SS SUBURBAN 1938 STEYR 50 BABY 1968 STEYR PUCH HAFLINGER 1974 STEYR PUCH PINZGAUER 1966 SUBARU 360 VAN 1966 SUBARU PICK UP (cooler) 1969 SUBARU 360 (Peanut) 1970 SUBARU 360 SEDAN (white) 1970 SUBARU 360 SEDAN (red) 1970 SUBARU SAMBAR PICK UP 1980 SUBARU 360 FASTRACK 1981 SUBARU 360 ELECTRA VAN 1972 SUZUKI JIMNY (military) 1992 SUZUKI CARRY PICKUP 1958 SYRENA 100

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The Tratraplan (Nakano)

1923 TATRA T-11 1925 TATRA T-12 TARGA FLORIA (replica) 1927 TATRA T-12 pick up 1932 TATRA T-54 1932 TATRA T-57 FIRETRUCK 1934 TATRA T-57 (convertible) 1934 TATRA T-75 1935 TATRA T-57 1938 TATRA T-57B 1938 TATRA T-97 1942 TATRA V-855 AEROSLED (replica) 1947 TATRA T-87 V8 saloon 1950 TATRA T-600 (silver) 1950 TATRA T-600 TATRAPLAN (blue) 1950 TATRA T-607 MONOPOST (replica) 1955 TATRA T-805 1958 TATRA T-603 (red/white) 1964 TATRA T-603-2 (black) 1976 TATRA T-613 (black) 1976 TATRA T-613 (silver) 1978 TATRA T-700 (maroon) 1980 TATRA T-613 AMBULANCE 1994 TATRA T-815 ROLLBACK 1937 TEMPO G-1200 1955 TEMPO VIKING 2011 THINK CITY 1948 TOWNE SHOPPER 1967 TOYOTA SPORTS 800 1992 TOYOTA SERA 1958 TRABANT P 70 1964 TRABANT 601 1975 TRABANT 601P convertible 1980 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE 1500 1980 TRIUMPH TR8 1963 TRIVAN 1963 TRIVAN PICKUP 1931 TROJAN RE 1950 UNKNOWN (French Microcar) 1982 URBA CENTURION 1966 VELOREX 430 1972 VELOREX 435 1958 VESPA 400 1971 VITREX ADDAX 1936 VOISIN C28 1956 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 1973 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 1981 VOLKSWAGEN (Rocket Car) 1966 VOLVO 66DL 1972 VOLVO 142 (race car) 1971 VOLVO 144 1974 VOLVO 142 1961 VON DUTCH 'ROCKET CAR' 1957 WARTBURG 1000 1984 WARTBURG 1984 WARTBURG 353 KOMBI 1959 WEIDNER CONDOR 1969 WILLAM CITY (3 wheeler) 1978 WILLAM FOURGONNETTE 1965 ZAZ ZAPOROSHETS 1956 ZÜNDAPP JANUS 250

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Motorcycles and bicycles at the Lane (Nakano)

MOTORCYCLES 2000 APRILIA RS50 1980 BFG 1300 1952 BMW R51/3 2004 BMW Motorrad Boxer CUP Replika R1100S 1970 BSA Thunderbolt 1974 CARABELA OIL MASTER350 1969 CONDOR A250 2000 DUCATTI 996 1956 EYSINCK TANDAM MOPED 1968 FUJI RABBIT SCOOTER 2001 GASGAS TXT50 1910 HARLEY 1910 HARLEY BOARDTRACK (replica) 1929 HARLEY-DAVIDSON powered Wind Wagon (3 wheeler) 1969 HERCULES MOPED 1974 HERCULES E1 electric scooter 1975 HERCULES WR-2000 1965 HONDA SPORT 65 1970 HONDA QA-50 (green) 1970 HONDA QA-50 (orange) 1984 HONDA MOTOCOMPO SCOOTER 1984 HONDA ELITE 2004 HONDA CB50R 1968 IZH PLANETA 5 1959 JAWA 175cc 1963 JAWA 250 2006 JAWA SCOOTER 1987 KAMASURA 250 VRX 1992 KAWASAKI KDX250 2002 MBK MAGNUM 1998 MCLEAN WHEEL (monowheel) 2007 MV AGUSTA 1952 NSU KONSUL 1957 NSU FOX 1960 OSA 1959 PAGLIANTI 1920 PEUGEOT PROPELLER BICYCLE 1996 PEUGEOT SCOOT'ELEC electric scooter (grey) 1998 PEUGEOT SCOOT'ELEC electric scooter (white) 1947 SALSBURY SUPERSCOOTER 85 1966 SEARS ALLSTATE COMPACT (PUCHD50) 1966 SEARS SABRE 50 (Puch) 1968 SHL M-17 GAZELA 1985 SINCLAIR C5 (3 wheeler) 2007 SNOW HAWK JR R120 2007 SNOW HAWK JR R60 2008 SOLEX (electric) 1971 SUZUKI T-350 1976 SUZUKI RE5 1988 SUZUKI GSXR750 1995 TRIUMPH THUNDERBIRD 1961 VALMOBILE FOLD AWAY SCOOTER 1967 VELOSOLEX Z3800 2005 VESPA 150 1947 WHIZZER 2004 XTREME MOTOR CO. COOPER REPLICA AIRTIME 107 1972 YAMAHA TY80 1985 YAMAHA RZ-350 1993 YAMAHA JOG 2000 YAMAHA R-6 2000 YAMAHA WR400 2001 YAMAHA WR250 2010 SACHS 125 2011 YIKE BIKE 1954 ZÜNDAPP BELLA SCOOTER 1970 ZÜNDAPP BICYCLES 3RENSHO SUPER-RECORD EXPORT CINELLI FLYING PIGEON LOOK BERNARD HINAULT 753 LOTUS SPORT 110 TT MASI NUOVA STRADA MOTTA PERSONAL 2001 MOTTA PERSONAL 2001R FLY MOULTON STANDARD PEUGEOT with propeller ROMANI STORCK SPECIAL ST. ETIENNE GENTS RETRODIRECT ST. ETIENNE LADIES RETRODIRECT “TATRA” BICYCLE TOMMASO TRIMBLE MOUNTAIN BIKE TRIMBLE TIME TRIAL BIKE ZIPP 3001 TT

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1951 Hoffmann at the Lane Motor Museum (Nakano)

MISCELLANEOUS 1940 TEARDROP TRAILER 1966 POMPES GUINARD (Fire Trailer) 1998 MIGNET HM380 "FLYING FLEA" Windsled 6ft wooden canoe 6ft wooden canoe 8ft wooden canoe 10ft wooden canoe 16ft wooden kayak To see the LA Car photo gallery on the Lane Motor Museum, see Life in the Vast Lane.

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