The Lane Motor Museum is the best museum for automotive enthusiasts in the United States. Period, bar none. It was started by an enthusiast owner, for enthusiasts, and is run by enthusiasts. With a growing collection of over 330 cars, a focus on European and Japanese cars, race cars, and unique military vehicles, you will be fascinated by unique and unusual cars that you’ve never seen before. Where else, for example, would you have the opportunity to see a Marcel Leyat Propeller Car in person – as well as to see it start and run? Incredible!
But today offers a very special opportunity: an annual day-after-Thanksgiving tour to see the 180 cars stored in the basement area that are not on regular display. This tour is only offered a couple of times per year. Some of the cars are rotated upstairs yearly, some are undergoing restoration, some are stored for future restoration. On our first post-Thanksgiving day tour two years ago, besides getting a ride in one of several Tatras, we were fascinated so see multiple S600s/S800s, Alpines, Matras, a factory dual-engine Mini, BMWs, Citroens, and many other cars we could not even identify. This is an incredible place, and the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes tour will be one of the best days of your year.
Lane Motor Museum invitation follows:
Join us on Friday, November 23 from 10am-5pm for a day of family fun and activities including special demonstrations, tours of our rarely seen basement collection, and the chance to ride in a museum car*!
Day After Thanksgiving Fun!
Friday, November 23, 2012- 10am-5pm
We have a lot of special activities planned for the Day After Thanksgiving that are free and will be included in your museum admission. Photography is encouraged so feel free to take photos to remember your visit!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR FRI, NOV. 23, 2012
Check Out Our “Basement Collection”!
Though we have over 330 cars in our collection we only have room to display about 150 at any time. The Day After Thanksgiving is your chance to have a 30 minute visit downstairs to see the cars we store for future exhibits. We only open this a few times a year so enjoy!
Limit of 40 per group- sign up in museum lobby. First come, first served.
Basement Tours available at: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Take a Ride in a Museum Car*!
Did you know that 95% of our collection is in driving condition? Sign up for a ride in one of these cars and you will get to experience the car in action!
11:30 am: Rides in a 1962 Tatra T-87
2:00 pm: Rides in a 1997 Citroën Saxo Electrique
3:00 pm: Rides in a 1963 BMW 3200
*Adults 18+ Only. Cars go out on the road and most do not have seat belts. Limited Space available – sign up in museum lobby. One ride per day, per person, please.
Vehicle Demonstrations with Museum Director Jeff Lane
Join Museum Director Jeff Lane as he demonstrates three museum pieces: the 1925 Hirondelle Retro-direct Bicycle, the 1931 Mochet Veolcar and the 1925 Tatra T-11 Targa Florio Race Car. Demonstrations begin on the museum floor at the listed times.
No registration needed.
Demonstrations Scheduled for: 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:45 pm and 3:45 pm
Get Free Admission to the Museum With Our Annual Toys for Tots Drive
Bring a new, unwrapped toy worth $5 or more for Toys for Tots and you will get one free admission to the museum or a voucher to return at another time (a great stocking stuffer!). Offer good Nov. 23- Dec. 10, 2012.
Lane Motor Museum
702 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37210