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LIFE IN THE VAST LANE
Scenes from the Lane Motor Museum

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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1938 Tatra T-97 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. “As the museum’s director, Jeff Lane searches out cars for the collection that are technically significant or uniquely different,” says Jimmy Carter, the retail manager at the museum. The Lane Motor Museum prides itself in keeping its collection in running order. “Some cars are in showroom condition, while others represent typical aging,” says Carter. “Efforts are made to restore each vehicle to near-original specifications.” - Roy Nakano

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1952 Citroën Cogolin replica (Nakano)

Holiday Hours: Monday 10am-5pm Tuesday CLOSED Wednesday CLOSED Thursday 10am-5pm Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 10am-5pm CHRISTMAS: We will be CLOSED on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 for Christmas and will resume normal hours as stated above starting Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 at 10am. NEW YEAR'S DAY: We will be CLOSED on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 for New Years Day and will resume normal hours as stated above starting Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 at 10am.

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Inside the Citroën Cogolin (Nakano)

2014 ADMISSION PRICES: • Members..............Free • Adults (18-64).......$9 • Seniors (65+)........$6 • Youth (6-17)...........$3 • Age 5 & Under........Free LOCATION: 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN, 37210 PHONE: 615-742-7445 To view the vast Lane Motor Museum collection, click here. For more information about the museum, go to lanemotormuseum.org.

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