The Electronic Nomad

Traveling the Country in a Converted Camper Van. "Not all who wander, are lost."

Lane Motor Museum, Nashville

The Lane Motor Museum, in  Nashville TN, has a collection of over 150 cars, and a few airplanes, from all over the world. Here are some photos from a visit.

P1110301

The Lane Motor Museum

P1110310

1977 Datsun B-210. I knew a lot of people who had one of these.

P1110319

1972 Honda Vamos. Intended to compete with the Volkswagen “Thing”.

P1110324

1984 Honda City Turbo. It had room in the back for …

P1110325

….a foldable scooter.

P1110332

1932 Helicron. Yes, that is a car with a propeller on the front.

P1110353

1957 Messerschmitt KR200. The airplane manufacturer’s attempt to stay relevant after the war.

P1110370

1980 SZD “Invalid Car”. Built in the USSR for wounded WW2 veterans, it had all the controls on the steering column.

P1110389

1931 Mochet Velocar. A French micro-car that could either be run by a small gasoline engine or pedaled like a bicycle.  Yes, you read that right…

P1110416

1992 HobbyCar B-612. Drives as a car on land, and as a boat in water.

P1110424

1962 Citroen 4×4 Sahara. Designed specifically as an export car for Africa.

P1110440

1928 Martin Aerodynamic car. Designed by the Martin Aircraft Company, it never went into production.

P1110459

1962 Chevy Corvair. The subject of “Unsafe at Any Speed”. This is the station wagon version.

P1110476

1961 Von Dutch “Rocket Car”. Built as a one-off hot-rod in Southern California, from an empty fuel drop tank from an F-86 fighter.

P1110525

1952 Citroen Cogolin. No, you’re not seeing things–this car has two front ends. It was custom-made by a French rescue team so they could go up and down narrow mountain roads without having to turn around.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Lane Motor Museum, Nashville

  1. Wow. Plenty of interesting, obscure stuff. Hadn’t heard of the Vamos, and Wiki doesn’t mention that it was imported. I wonder if this example is a greymarket item.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: