Rally for The Lane Cars

Backwards To the Future

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.

2017 Rally for The Lane: Available Cars

Click The Photo of Any Car for More Details
Alfa Romeo Alfetta-1977
Alfa Romeo Alfetta-1977
Alfa Romeo 2600 Berlina- 1962
Alfa Romeo 2600 Berlina- 1962
Alfa Romeo Spider- 1986
Alfa Romeo Spider-1986
Audi 4000 Coupe- 1982
Audi 4000 Coupe- 1982
Austin Healey Sprite- 1967
Austin Healey Sprite- 1967
BMW Mini Cooper S- 2002
BMW Mini Cooper S- 2002
Burton- 2002
Burton- 2002
Chevrolet Corvair Wagon- 1962
Chevrolet Corvair Wagon-1962
Chevrolet Volt- 2012
Chevrolet Volt- 2012
Citroën 2CV- 1975
Citroën 2CV- 1975
Citroën 2CV Voisin- 1978
Citroën 2CV Voisin- 1978
Citroën CX 25- 1987
Citroën CX 25- 1987
Citroën ID 19- 1959
Citroën ID 19- 1959
Citroën DS20 Safari Estate Wagon- 1973
Citroën DS20 Safari Estate Wagon- 1973
Fiat Abarth- 2012
Fiat Abarth-2012
Fiat (Bertone) X-19- 1987
Fiat (Bertone) X-19- 1987
Fiat 500-2008
Fiat 500-2008
Fiat Multipla- 1999
Fiat Multipla- 1999
Honda Beat- 1991
Honda Beat- 1991
Honda Z600- 1971
Honda Z600- 1971
Honda S660- 2015
Honda S660- 2015
Inocenti Mini- 1969
Inocenti Mini-1969
Lancia Delta Integrale- 1990
Lancia Delta Integrale- 1990
Lotus Elise- 1998
Lotus Elise- 1998
Lotus Evora- 2013
Lotus Evora- 2013
MGB GT-1967
MGB GT-1967
MGF- 2001
MGF- 2001
MG-TD- 1951
MG-TD- 1951
Mitsubishi Minica Dangan- 1991
Mitsubishi Minica Dangan- 1991
Morris Mini- 1971
Morris Mini- 1971
NSU 1200 TT- 1969
NSU 1200 TT- 1969
Panhard BT24- 1966
Panhard BT24-1966
Peugeot 205- 1986
Peugeot 206- 1986
Porsche 911- 1983
Porsche 911- 1983
Porsche 914- 1973
Porsche 914- 1973
Renault Alpine 310- 1985
Renault Alpine 310- 1985
Renault Alpine Turbo GTA- 1986
Renault Alpine Turbo GTA- 1986
Renault Avantime- 2003
Renault Avantime- 2003
Renault Clio Williams- 1994
Renault Clio Williams- 1994
Renault Megane- 2007
Renault Megane- 2007
Renault R5 Turbo- 1985
Renault R5 Turbo- 1985
Renault Spider- 1998
Renault Spider- 1998
Saab 96- 1969
Saab 96- 1969
Simca Weekend- 1954
Simca Weekend- 1954
Smart Roadster- 2006
Smart Roadster- 2006
Suzuki Alto- 1990
Suzuki Alto- 1990
Tatra T-613 Ambulance- 1980
Tatra T-613 Ambulance- 1980
Tatra T-700- 1996
Tatra T-700- 1978
Toyota S-800- 1967
Toyota S-800- 1967
Triumph TR8- 1980
Triumph TR8- 1980
Volvo 142 "Big Orange"-1974
Volvo 142
Details
Alfa Romeo Alfetta-1977
⊕ Registration: $775
⊕ Seats 4
Alfa Romeo 2600 Berlina- 1962
⊕ Registration: $800
⊕ Seats 4
Alfa Romeo Spider-
1986

⊕ Registration: $650
⊕ Seats 2
Audi 4000 Coupe- 1982
⊕ Registration: $700
⊕ Seats 4
Austin Healey Sprite- 1967
⊕ Registration: $700
⊕ Seats 2
BMW Mini Cooper S- 2002
⊕ Registration: $650
⊕ Seats 4
Burton-
2002

⊕ Registration: $600
⊕ Seats 2
Chevrolet Corvair Wagon- 1962
⊕ Registration: $675
⊕ Seats 4
Chevrolet Volt- 2012
⊕ Registration: $650
⊕ Seats 4
Citroën 2CV- 1975
⊕ Registration: $675
⊕ Seats 2
Citroën 2CV Voisin- 1978
⊕ Registration: $675
⊕ Seats 2
Citroën CX 25- 1987
⊕ Registration: $775
⊕ Seats 4
Citroën ID 19-
1959

⊕ Registration: $825
⊕ Seats 4
Citroën DS20 Safari Estate Wagon- 1973
⊕ Registration: $800
⊕ Seats 4
Fiat Abarth-
2012

⊕ Registration: $700
⊕ Seats 4
Fiat (Bertone) X-19- 1987
⊕ Registration: $775
⊕ Seats 2
Fiat 500-2008
⊕ Registration: $725
⊕ Seats 4
Fiat Multipla-
1999

⊕ Registration: $775
⊕ Seats 4
Honda Beat-
1991

⊕ Registration: $675
⊕ Seats 2
Honda Z600- 1971
⊕ Registration: $600
⊕ Seats 2
Honda S660- 2015
⊕ Registration: $800
⊕ Seats 2
Inocenti Mini- 1969
⊕ Registration: $675
⊕ Seats 2
Lancia Delta Integrale- 1990
⊕ Registration: $725
⊕ Seats 4
Lotus Elise-
1998

⊕ Registration: $825
⊕ Seats 2
Lotus Evora- 2013
⊕ Registration: $995
⊕ Seats 2
MGB GT-
1967

⊕ Registration: $600
⊕ Seats 2
MGF-
2001

⊕ Registration: $775
⊕ Seats 2
MG-TD- 1951
⊕ Registration: $825
⊕ Seats 2
Mitsubishi Minica Dangan- 1991
⊕ Registration: $600
⊕ Seats 2
Morris Mini-
1971

⊕ Registration: $675
⊕ Seats 2
NSU 1200 TT- 1969
⊕ Registration: $700
⊕ Seats 2
Panhard BT24-1966
⊕ Registration: $675
⊕ Seats 2
Peugeot 205-
1986

⊕ Registration: $775
⊕ Seats 4
Porsche 911-
1983

⊕ Registration: $775
⊕ Seats 2
Porsche 914- 1973
⊕ Registration: $700
⊕ Seats 2
Renault Alpine 310- 1985
⊕ Registration: $675
⊕ Seats 2
Renault Alpine Turbo GTA- 1986
⊕ Registration: $925
⊕ Seats 2
Renault Avantime- 2003
⊕ Registration: $700
⊕ Seats 4
Renault Clio William- 1994
⊕ Registration: $825
⊕ Seats 4
Renault Megane-
2007

⊕ Registration: $975
⊕ Seats 4
Renault R5 Turbo-
1985

⊕ Registration: $875
⊕ Seats 2
Renault Spider-
1998

⊕ Registration: $925
⊕ Seats 2
Saab 96-
1969

⊕ Registration: $725
⊕ Seats 4 Seats 4
Simca Weekend-
1954

⊕ Registration: $875
⊕ Seats 2
Smart Roadster-
2006

⊕ Registration: $775
⊕ Seats 2
Suzuki Alto- 1990
⊕ Registration: $600
⊕ Seats 2
Tatra T-613 Ambulance- 1980
⊕ Registration: $700
⊕ Seats 2
Tatra T-700-
1996

⊕ Registration: $825
⊕ Seats 4
Toyota S-800- 1967
⊕ Registration: $750
⊕ Seats 2
Triumph TR8-
1980

⊕ Registration: $775
⊕ Seats 2
Volvo 142 "Big Orange"-1974
⊕ Registration: $650
⊕ Seats 4
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