Bavarian Birthday- Celebrating BMW's Centenary

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“Bavarian Birthday: A Celebration of BMW’s Centenary” Opens March 10 at Lane Motor Museum in Nashville

Join Lane Motor Museum on Thursday, March 10th when we wish BMW a Happy 100th Birthday with an exhibit featuring cars and motorcycles from the 1920s into the modern era. Pulled from both the museum’s collection as well as borrowing from local enthusiasts, the exhibit will show the evolution of the brand, how BMW became so popular in America, and where they are headed in their next century.

The exhibit will include the following:

Cars

  • 1930 Dixi Roadster
  • 1938 320 Cabriolet
  • 1958 Isetta
  • 1958 600 Limosine
  • 1963 3200S Sedan
  • 1976 2002 (on Loan from Adam Nitti)
  • 1990 E30 M3 (on Loan from David Yando)

Motorcycles

  • 1928 R 52 (on loan from Bloodworth Motorcycles)
  • 1952 R 51/3
  • 2004 Motorad BoxerCup Replika

The exhibit will run from March 10, 2016 until March 6, 2017.

Lane Motor Museum would like to thank BMW North America, BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg, SC, the BMW CCA Foundation, Sam Cobb, Virginia Bloodworth, Adam Nitti and Mike Gillespie for their help in assembling this exhibit.

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The Hues of Horsepower: Images of Endurance Racing at Daytona

Hues of Horsepower:  Images of Endurance Racing at Daytona

Noted motorsports photographer Wes Duenkel has made a career of capturing the effort and passion that goes into Sports Car racing, and the wrencher-turned-photographer will see his own efforts recognized as a selection of Duenkel’s work will be on display at the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, beginning March 16, 2013.  The exhibition, which is entitled “Hues of Horsepower: Images of Endurance Racing at Daytona,” will feature 12 of Duenkel’s photos.

Frequently dispatched to tracks across the continent to photograph for both private clients as well as a range of publications, Duenkel’s often stunning images have established him as an innovator. The savvy shooter is able to demonstrate the motion and emotion that goes into motorsport as well as convey the narrative of a race weekend.

Duenkel, a Goodlettsville, Tennessee resident, is a long-time fan of the museum and is thrilled to display his work at the popular Nashville landmark.

“Most of my work has been in GRAND-AM, and in addition to covering each event for StangTV.com (a go-to source for Mustang news), I provide images to several teams and corporate clients involved in the series,” says Duenkel, who has been traveling the sports car racing circuit for over six years.

“I find the ‘traveling circus’ of the racing world addictive. One of my favorite times to photograph is after the track has gone quiet, and the warm glow of dusk settles on the paddock. People think of the race track being a loud place, but when the cars are not on track, there are a lot of subtle sounds that I really appreciate–people laughing, impact guns clattering, generators humming. Mechanics change brake pads, adjust wheel alignment, and glue lug nuts to wheels. Drivers study data to turn the faster laps. Everyone wants to taste the champagne on race day and it is a great time to capture the personalities that pour their hearts into their jobs.”

Lane Motor Museum is well-known in Nashville and specializes in highly-unique, European cars that are rarely seen stateside. The goal of the organization is to share in the mission of collecting and preserving automotive history for future generations. With over 300 vehicles in its collection, Lane Motor Museum rotates its collection on a regular basis to keep the exhibit floor fresh for returning guests.

Both new and returning guests alike will have the opportunity to view some of Duenkel’s striking images which will be displayed from now until February 2014.

“A race team member will often ask me, “Why are your photos so crisp, clear, and colorful?” offered Duenkel. “It’s a good question, and not easy to answer. I used to engage a long explanation of the incremental benefits of focal lengths, apertures, file formats, and equipment quality. But now, instead of watching their eyes glaze over, I relate it to the question, ‘Why is your racecar so quick?’”

Duenkel’s work has been showcased in a range of national publications including Jetset Magazine, Ford’s 2013 Mustang GT500 posters and calendar, Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, 5.0 Mustang Magazine, and Powerblock Magazine among many others.

 

The Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona is a grueling, daylong race held every January at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Since the first Daytona 24 in 1966, the race traverses a 3.56-mile, 12-turn circuit on Daytona’s high-banked tri-oval and infield road course. The images in this exhibition capture dramatic human, technical, and environmental elements from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Rolex 24 at weekends at Daytona.
This exhibit runs through February 10, 2014.

Upcoming Events, Exhibits & Appearances

Events

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  • April 7-25, 2016
  • Hoods Up Display- Join us between April 7-25 as we open the hoods to several vehicles so you can get a look inside!
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  • Saturday, June 4, 2016- 10am-4pm
  • Museum Fun Day!- Join us for this special day of rides, demonstrations and tours of our basement area-- all included with admission! *Rides & tours are first come, first served. Rides may be subject to weather conditions. Museum Member Exclusive: Members will enjoy exclusive basement access from 10am-12noon!
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  • Sunday, June 19, 2016- 10am-4pm
  • Father's Day- A Special Day for Dad!- On Father's Day all Dads get in free so don't miss out on the chance to spend a day with Dad! We'll be offering special demonstrations and tours of our basement area-- all included with your admission! *Basement tours are first come, first served.
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  • Saturday, July 23, 2016- 10am-4pm
  • Museum Fun Day!- Join us for this special day of rides, demonstrations and tours of our basement area-- all included with admission! *Rides & tours are first come, first served. Rides may be subject to weather conditions. Museum Member Exclusive: Members will enjoy exclusive basement access from 10am-12noon!
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  • Saturday, August 13, 2016- 9am-12pm
  • Member Exclusive: Amphibious Car Rides at Smith Springs Park- Museum members will be invited to join us for a special, members only opportunity to ride in one of our amphibious cars out on Percy Priest Lake! Cost for this event is $5. This year's featured car will be our 1994 Hobbycar!
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  • Saturday, September 17, 2016
  • Rally for The Lane- This unique fundraiser lets you get behind the wheel of one of our very special museum cars for a full day of fun and driving! Spots will go on sale late February/early March-- date to be annouced soon. Email Vicki Garrison for more details This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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  • Saturday, October 1, 2016
  • Rally for The Lane- This unique fundraiser lets you get behind the wheel of one of our very special museum cars for a full day of fun and driving! Spots will go on sale late February/early March-- date to be annouced soon. Email Vicki Garrison for more details This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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  • November 10-14, 2016
  • Military Appreciation Weeks- In honor of the Veteran's Day Holiday, all active & retired members of the US Military who visit between Nov. 10-14, 2016 may show their military ID to receive free admission to the museum.
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  • November 10-December 5, 2016
  • Free Museum Entry With Toy Donation- Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots and enjoy free admission to the museum or a pass to return any time in the next year!
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  • Saturday, November 12, 2016- 2-4pm
  • Member Exclusive: Annual Member Event- Museum members are invited to join us for a special reception in thanks for another year of support!
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  • Friday, November 25, 2016
  • Day After Thanksgiving Fun- Bring the family out as we celebrate Black Friday with special demonstrations and tours of our basement area-- all included with admission! *Basement tours are first come, first served. Don't forget-- get free admission if you bring a new, unwrapped Toy for our annual Tots for Tots drive!

 

Exhibits

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Currently On Display

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  • OPENS- March 10, 2016
  • Bavarian Birthday- Celebrating BMW's Centenary- Join us for an exhibit that will celebrate the 100th Year of BMW with a special showing of cars from the museum collection and beyond.
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  • On Display Until May 23, 2016
  • Les Autos Françaises: 60 Years of French Automotive History
  • On Display Until January 16, 2017
  • Made in Japan
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  • On Display Until April 17, 2017
  • The Cars of Borgward
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  • On Display Until No End Date
  • Microcar Exhibit- Come enjoy an expanded look at our growing collection of Microcars from around the world.
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  • On Display- No End Date
  • The Lane Family Cars- Four classic MG's that were each owned by a different member of the Lane Family.
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  • On Display- No End Date
  • 100 Years of Leyat- This fascinating exhibit explores the many ideas of Marcel Leyat-- from propeller-driven cars and flight trainers to his invention of an alternative method to musical notation.

Coming Soon

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  • OPENS- May 26, 2016
  • Macchine Italiane: A Tour of Italy's Motoring Spirit- This exhibit will feature nearly 40 Italian cars, motorcyles and bicyles.

 

Appearances

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Weird, Wacky & Wonderful: A 10 Year Perspective

 

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A special exhibit of cars from our collection that celebrates the upcoming 10 year anniversary of the museum by showcasing a car that joined the collection each year since we opened in 2003.
The exhibit opens Thursday, March 14, 2013 and will run through March 10, 2014.

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