NASHVILLE, TN, July 13, 2010 – Lane Motor Museum's 1959 LARC-LX weighs in at 194,000 pounds and is one of the largest amphibious vehicles ever built by the U.S. Military. On Saturday, July 24th, 2010 it will be the highlight of the museum's Summer CRUSH event when, at 2:00 pm, it attempts to crush a Pontiac 6000. Museum guests may participate by bringing items of their own to be crushed as long as the items don't contain glass or any flammable or toxic substances. Guests should be prepared to take home any crushed items as souvenirs.
The Summer CRUSH event will take place from 10:30 am-4pm on Saturday, July 24th at the Lane Motor Museum and will feature a day full of activities including: guided tours of the 1959 LARC-LX, demonstrations of museum vehicles and tours of the basement collection.
More information, including a full schedule of events, is available online at http://www.lanemotormuseum.org or by calling the museum at 615-742-7445.
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ABOUT LANE MOTOR MUSEUM
Lane Motor Museum features the largest collection of European cars in the United States. Approximately 150 cars and motorcycles are on display that date from 1922 to 2008. Highlights of the museum include the largest Czechoslovakian vehicle collection outside Europe, microcars, amphibious vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, competition cars, motorcycles, military vehicles, and prototypes. The museum also offers a display of automotive art, a special play area for children, and a gift shop.
Lane Motor Museum is open Thursday-Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays as well as Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+), $2 for youth (ages 6-17) and free for age 5 and under. Group rates are also available. Lane Motor Museum is located at 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN, 37210. Visitor information can be obtained by calling (615) 742-7445 or visiting the museum’s website at www.lanemotormuseum.org.
Vicki Garrison, Marketing Director
Desk: (615) 742-7445
Cell: (615) 495-9190
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