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“Rare cars that you CAN'T see elsewhere!”
Review of Lane Motor Museum

Lane Motor Museum
Ranked #13 of 260 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Lane Motor Museum in Nashville features the largest European collection of cars and motorcycles in the United States. Admission ranges from $3 to $12, with children ages 5 and younger admitted free, making it a great family excursion.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed July 4, 2013

The Lane Museum is a private collection of European cars and quite a few one-of-a-kind prototypes that were never ever in production. There are quite a few oddities like the 3 ft. small P-50 that Top Gear made light of (with a video of it driving in town!), a stainless rocket engine looking car custom built by Von Dutch (the famous hot rod pinstriper), several examples of the 3-wheeled Robin, a Messerschmitt (made famous by Cousin It and recently featured on Fast 'n Loud), and countless other rare treasures. Most are unrestored, which is actually nice. You get to enjoy these with their natural patina. It's pretty conveniently located, inexpensive and offers a few hours of entertainment for both car enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike.

1  Thank MojoDad
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"micro cars"
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"basement tour"
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"military vehicles"
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"love cars"
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"on display"
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"interesting cars"
in 21 reviews
"unique collection"
in 14 reviews
"cool cars"
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"great car"
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"car guy"
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"muscle cars"
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"car nut"
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"car shows"
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"great collection of cars"
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

My husband loves cars, especially old ones. Well worth the visit, not overwhelming. Nice write-ups on each car and its history. Very low admission.

The only criticism I have is that there was not where to sit down on the actual floor of the museum.

1  Thank Pat C
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

This museum is well organized and well signed with detailed information.
As people have said it has a unique collection of cars many of which I remember on the roads.
The variety is great and well worth visiting.
I was in Bowling Green a couple of days before and despite enjoying it the sameness gets boring after a while

1  Thank 1Bustrav
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

This is a small museum - featuring small European and Japanese cars. The range is good - especially in the bubble part of the micro car range. Well worth a visit - and it is in the 15 MTA bus route - a bus which drops you off at the main Grayline tours pick-up point on 2nd Ave and Broadway. the bus frequency is every 20 minutes and at $1.75 it is very good transportation value. The guys at the Museum will point out the bus stop at the mouth of the car park.

Thank 2elephants
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Car museums are nothing new and if you're into American muscle cars, you're better off driving up across the state line to the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. What makes the Lane Motor Museum different is that it is home to the largest collection of European cars in the US. All the classic British cars I grew up seeing at motor rallies are here, lovingly preserved and in full working condition.

In addition to my beloved British MGs and, yes, a Reliant Robin (better known to most Americans as the three wheeler driven by Mr Bean), there are exhibits from Cold War Europe, France, Italy, and Germany, not to mention some Nissan retro concept vehicles, based upon early European models; electric cars (not as new as you might think); and some lesser known American vehicles, including a steam-powered monster of a car.

Each vehicle in the collection is accompanied by its individual story, which adds to the personality of the cars, while placing each one in a broader historical and economic context.

While you're at the museum, also take the time to explore the collection of motorcycles, the rather large (OK, it's enormous!) military vehicle parked out back, and the video that explains how a former bakery became a thoroughly interesting motor museum.

I am by no means a car fanatic. I can't tell you a thing about the inner workings of an engine. I did however, grow up in a family that still appreciates the look of a classic car. So whether you are, like me, someone who admires the shapes and paint job, or, like my husband, someone who works in the auto industry and so has a deeper appreciation of the entire manufacturing process, the Lane Motor Museum is a great place to spend a few hours.

Thank FionaYB
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