Lane Motor Museum – Nashville TN

Passing by Nashville? Take the household to Lane Motor Museum. It’ll be the funkiest assortment of autos they’ve ever seen – one which’s certain to spur smiles and surprise. We’ve solely shared a sampling of the showpieces right here, so make sure to block out a bit of time to drop in on this midwestern automotive treasure.

The parents behind the museum have a objective of holding all their autos in operating situation. In regards to the assortment, they are saying, “guests are launched to a broad number of autos from Europe, Asia, and North and South America. Engineering, politics, geography, and economics are just a few of the elements which have formed autos all through historical past.”

One of many highlights of the go to was seeing Dan Auerbach’s assortment of classic bikes, particularly the customized Harley-Davidsons (one pictured beneath). They could be a short lived installment, so name forward to see in the event that they’re nonetheless there.

A 1941 EL classic Harley-Davidson owned by Black Keys rocker, Dan Auerbach.

When you’ll discover a variety of bicycles and bikes on the Lane Motor Museum, there are numerous extra autos right here. That’s not a criticism. The autos are so distinctive, they’re all enjoyable to have a look at.

Above: One in all solely two identified fashions in existence, this 1959 Weidner Condor has a fiberglass physique and a 2-stroke 667cc engine. It might attain 80mph!

With a tagline of “Each second is a pleasure,” the Corphibian promised so much. The advert literature defined, “With Corphibian, you eradicate the weary threat of pulling a ship and trailer by site visitors.” I’m offered. With 10-inch twin propellers, twin marine controls, and a fiberglass hull, it is a distinctive ‘off-road’ truck.

Excessive water on the roadways? Amphicar don’t care.
Keep in mind when seat-backs had huge seize ropes?

A enjoyable lineup of wee automobiles.
A 1980 Omega Alpha; an ideal automobile in case you’re headed to Toontown.
1928 Martin Aerodynamic.
Wood you wish to take this 1950 Martin Stationette on a check drive?

Banana boat: This 1958 DKW Auto Union 1000 has a 980cc 2-stroke with 32HP.

Above: The 1959 Henney Kilowatt was a conversion automobile by Nationwide Union Electrical. They craftily put their motor contained in the physique and chassis of a Renault Dauphine. It had a high pace of 35mph with a 40 mile vary between expenses. The golf-cart batteries would cost utilizing a normal family outlet.

Above and Beneath: One my favourite autos within the Lane Motor Museum was this hauler (not the automobile on the again). The 1988 Citroen Tissier Automobile Service is powered by a water-cooled, 2.5-liter 4 cylinder turbodiesel making 121HP.

A 1993 Autozam AZ-1.

For comparability, this 1971 Honda Z600 takes up much less house than a giant ol’ van.

One other fave, this 1978 “Bi-drive Leisure All-Terrain Transporter” was a show-stopper. The BRAT by Subaru was the producer’s reply to the rising curiosity in light-utility vehicles. The seats and seatbelts within the again with a carpeted mattress helped classify the BRAT as a automobile, so it prevented the 25% tariff utilized to imported small vehicles on the time.

Thanks for tuning in to Good Spark Storage! Wanna go to this unbelievable assortment and see much more? Discover all the data you want on the Lane Motor Museum web site.