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Lane Motor Museum Announces Completion of Classic Dymaxion Replica and Appearance at Amelia Island

After eight years, Lane Motor Museum is pleased to finally announce that its replica of Dymaxion Car #1 is complete and will go on display starting Feb. 26, 2015.

Dymaxion

(Please note-- the Dymaxion travels occassionally for shows and is gone June 23-27 for the Art of The Car Concours in Kansas City, MO.)

Three Dymaxion Cars were produced between 1933 and 1934 by famed futuristic visionary Buckminster Fuller. The Dymaxions were legendary for being far ahead of their time in both design and technology. The three-wheeled Dymaxions, powered by a Ford V-8 engine, could achieve 30 mpg and carried up to 11 passengers. The Dymaxions were teardrop-shaped for aerodynamic efficiency and could reach speeds of 90 mph. The cars also featured front wheel drive, a rear mounted engine, and rear wheel steering.

As advanced as the Dymaxions were, the project failed to attract sufficient funding to continue, and the project stalled. Two of the cars were sold; one was destroyed in a crash, the other in a fire.

The sole remaining, non-running, original Dymaxion rests at the National Automobile Musueum in Reno, NV. Now, thanks to a dedicated team of restorers and mechanics, Lane Motor Museum has one of their own. After undertaking the project in 2007 and after taking many twists and turns, the retrofuturistic Dymaxion is back and here to stay.

“The Dymaxion just makes sense for us to have at the museum,” said Director Jeff Lane. “The design is well ahead of its time and its looks definitely fit the uniquely different philosophy we build our collection around. After doing lots of research, we decided that Dymaxion #1 was the best fit for the museum and now it’s here.”

In 1934, an original Dymaxion was driven on a road trip to Connecticut by famous designer Isamu Noguchi, who helped design the wonder car. This year, Lane Motor Museum Director Jeff Lane will be driving Lane Motor Museum’s example on a road trip of its own from Nashville to make its debut at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida on March 15, 2015.

About Lane Motor Museum: TheLane Motor Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, established in 2002 by Jeff Lane. Museum director Jeff Lane searches out cars that are technically significant or uniquely different. The goal of Lane Motor Museum is to share in the mission of collecting and preserving automotive history for future generations. For more information about the cars, hours, or the mission of Lane Motor Museum visit: http://www.lanemuseum.org/.

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2017 HOURS*:

  • Monday..........10am-5pm
  • Tuesday.........CLOSED
  • Wednesday....CLOSED
  • Thursday.......10am-5pm
  • Friday............10am-5pm
  • Saturday........10am-5pm
  • Sunday..........10am-5pm

*We close each year on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

2017 ADMISSION PRICES:

  • Members..............Free
  • Adults (18-64).......$12
  • Seniors (65+)........$8
  • Youth (6-17)..........$3
  • Age 5 & Under.......Free

We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. (Sorry, we don't take AMEX)

LOCATION: (Free parking!)
702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN, 37210

PHONE: (615) 742-7445
*Lane Motor Museum closes each year on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

2016 Rally for The Lane: Available Cars

Click The Photo of Any Car for More Details
Alfa Romeo Alfetta-1977Alfa Romeo Alfetta-1977
Alfa Romeo Spider- 1986Alfa Romeo Spider-1986
Audi 4000 Coupe- 1982Audi 4000 Coupe- 1982
Austin Healy Sprite- 1967Austin Healy Sprite- 1967
BMW 3200S- 1962BMW 3200S- 1962
BMW Mini Cooper S- 2002BMW Mini Cooper S- 2002
Burton- 2002Burton- 2002
Chevrolet Corvair Wagon- 1962Chevrolet Corvair Wagon-1962
Chevrolet Volt- 2012Chevrolet Volt- 2012
Citroën 2CV- 1975Citroën 2CV- 1975
Citroën 2CV Voisin- 1978Citroën 2CV Voisin- 1978
Citroën Ami 6- 1969Citroën Ami 6- 1969
Citroën CX 25- 1987Citroën CX 25- 1987
Citroën Dyane- 1978Citroën Dyane- 1978
Citroën GSA- 1976Citroën GSA- 1976
Citroën ID 19- 1959Citroën ID 19- 1959
Fiat Abarth- 2012Fiat Abarth-2012
Fiat (Bertone) X-19- 1987Fiat (Bertone) X-19- 1987
Fiat 500-2008Fiat 500-2008
Fiat Multipla- 1999Fiat Multipla- 1999
Fiat Panda- 1992Fiat Panda-1992
Honda Beat- 1991Honda Beat- 1991
Honda City- 1984Honda City- 1984
Inocenti Mini- 1969Inocenti Mini-1969
Lancia Delta Integrale- 1990Lancia Delta Integrale- 1990
Lotus Elise- 1998Lotus Elise- 1998
MGB GT-1967MGB GT-1967
MGF- 2001
MGF- 2001
MG-TD- 1951MG-TD- 1951
Morris Mini- 1971Morris Mini- 1971
Panhard BT24- 1966Panhard BT24-1966
Peugeot 206- 1986Peugeot 206- 1986
Porsche 911- 1983Porsche 911- 1983
Porsche 914- 1973Porsche 914- 1973
Renault 4TL- 1975Renault 4TL- 1975
Renault Alpine 310- 1985Renault Alpine 310- 1985
Renault Alpine Turbo GTA- 1986Renault Alpine Turbo GTA- 1986
Renault Avantime- 2003Renault Avantime- 2003
Renault Clio Williams- 1994Renault Clio Williams- 1994
Renault Megane- 2007Renault Megane- 2007
Renault R5 Turbo- 1985Renault R5 Turbo- 1985
Renault Spider- 1998Renault Spider- 1998
Saab 96- 1969Saab 96- 1969
Simca Weekend- 1954Simca Weekend- 1954
Smart Roadster- 2006Smart Roadster- 2006
Toyota S-800- 1967Toyota S-800- 1967
Tatra T-700- 1978Tatra T-700- 1978
Triumph TR8- 1980Triumph TR8- 1980
Volvo 142 "Big Orange"-1974Volvo 142
Details
Alfa Romeo Alfetta-1977
⊕ Registration: $725
⊕ Seats 4
Alfa Romeo Spider-
1986

⊕ Registration: $650
⊕ Seats 2
Audi 4000 Coupe- 1982
⊕ Registration: $650
⊕ Seats 4
Austin Healy Sprite- 1967
⊕ Registration: $650
⊕ Seats 2
BMW 3200S-
1962

⊕ Registration: $875
⊕ Seats 4
BMW Mini Cooper S- 2002
⊕ Registration: $600
⊕ Seats 4 (tiny backseat)
Burton-
2002

⊕ Registration: $525
⊕ Seats 2
Chevrolet Corvair Wagon- 1962
⊕ Registration: $625
⊕ Seats 4
Chevrolet Volt- 2012
⊕ Registration: $600
⊕ Seats 4
Citroën 2CV- 1975
⊕ Registration: $625
⊕ Seats 2
Citroën 2CV Voisin- 1978
⊕ Registration: $625
⊕ Seats 2
Citroën Ami 6- 1969
⊕ Registration: $725
⊕ Seats 2
Citroën CX 25- 1987
⊕ Registration: $725
⊕ Seats 4
Citroën Dyane- 1978
⊕ Registration: $725
⊕ Seats 2
Citroën GSA- 1976
⊕ Registration: $725
⊕ Seats 4
Citroën ID 19-
1959

⊕ Registration: $775
⊕ Seats 4
Fiat Abarth-
2012

⊕ Registration: $650
⊕ Seats 4
Fiat (Bertone) X-19- 1987
⊕ Registration: $725
⊕ Seats 2
Fiat 500-2008
⊕ Registration: $675
⊕ Seats 4
Fiat Multipla-
1999

⊕ Registration: $725
⊕ Seats 4
Fiat Panda-
1992

⊕ Registration: $650
⊕ Seats 4
Honda Beat-
1991

⊕ Registration: $625
⊕ Seats 2
Honda City-
1984

⊕ Registration: $675
⊕ Seats 2
Inocenti Mini- 1969
⊕ Registration: $625
⊕ Seats 2
Lancia Delta Integrale- 1990
⊕ Registration: $775
⊕ Seats 4
Lotus Elise-
1998

⊕ Registration: $775
⊕ Seats 2
MGB GT-
1967

⊕ Registration: $525
⊕ Seats 2
MGF-
2001

⊕ Registration: $725
⊕ Seats 2
MG-TD- 1951
⊕ Registration: $775
⊕ Seats 2
Morris Mini-
1971

⊕ Registration: $625
⊕ Seats 2
Panhard BT24-1966
⊕ Registration: $625
⊕ Seats 2
Peugeot 206-
1986

⊕ Registration: $725
⊕ Seats 4
Porsche 911-
1983

⊕ Registration: $725
⊕ Seats 2
Porsche 914- 1973
⊕ Registration: $650
⊕ Seats 2
Renault 4TL- 1975
⊕ Registration: $625
⊕ Seats 4
Renault Alpine 310- 1985
⊕ Registration: $625
⊕ Seats 2
Renault Alpine Turbo GTA- 1986
⊕ Registration: $875
⊕ Seats 2
Renault Avantime- 2003
⊕ Registration: $650
⊕ Seats 4
Renault Clio William- 1994
⊕ Registration: $775
⊕ Seats 4
Renault Megane-
2007

⊕ Registration: $925
⊕ Seats 4
Renault R5 Turbo-
1985

⊕ Registration: $825
⊕ Seats 2
Renault Spider-
1998

⊕ Registration: $875
⊕ Seats 2
Saab 96-
1969

⊕ Registration: $675
⊕ Seats 4
Simca Weekend-
1954

⊕ Registration: $825
⊕ Seats 2
Smart Roadster-
2006

⊕ Registration: $725
⊕ Seats 2
Toyota S-800- 1967
⊕ Registration: $700
⊕ Seats 2
Tatra T-700-
1978

⊕ Registration: $775
⊕ Seats 4
Triumph TR8-
1980

⊕ Registration: $725
⊕ Seats 2
Volvo 142 "Big Orange"-1974
⊕ Registration: $600
⊕ Seats 4
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