See You (And The Chrysler Turbine Car) In Nashville Next Weekend (Updated With Our Itinerary)

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We’re in luck! In addition to the Lane Motor Museum, the Frist Center For The Visual Arts has a special exhibit that just opened: Bellisima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945-1975. Fortunately, that includes three American cars, including one of the Chrysler Turbine Cars. Good thing, as the Lane is pretty much all foreign cars, and is also having a special Italian exhibit. So now to the logistics:

Jason Shafer, who is driving his ’63 Galaxie from Missouri, will not have any more water pumps go out, and thus pick me up at the airport around 4PM Friday. He and I, and JPCavanaugh, who is driving in from Indy, will be staying at the Red Roof Inn (510 Claridge Drive). We had planned to hit the Lane when it opens at 10 AM on Saturday. The question is when we should go to the Frist. It’s open until 9PM on Friday, so we could do that. Or we could go after the Lane, if we don’t get too distracted there. The Frist is open until 5:30 on Saturday. Or we could go to the Frist on Sunday, at 1PM.

Update: We’re going to leave all day Saturday for the Lane, as it’s very dense. So we’ll do the Frist Friday night, which is open that night until nine. So if you’re coming to that we’ll probably get there around 6-6;30.

And we’ll plan to hang out at the Lane entrance/lobby at 10AM on Saturday for a while, to give folks  a chance to meet.

And then we’ll find someplace to go eat and socialize on Saturday evening; on of our readers ther eis going to come up with some recommendations.


BTW, here’s the list of cars at the Frist:

Bella Berlinettas
1950 Cisitalia 202 SC
1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic
1955 Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato

Berlinettas: The BATs
1953 Alfa Romeo BAT 5
1954 Alfa Romeo BAT 7
1955 Alfa Romeo BAT 9

Styling Gems
1946 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Speciale
1952 Lancia B52 Aurelia PF200 Spider
1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica

Il Ultimo
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Wedge-Shaped Cars
1955 Chrysler Ghia Gilda
1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero
1966 Ferrari 365 P Tre Posti

Italian and American Excitement
1952 Cunningham C3 Continental
1955 Lincoln Indianapolis
1963 Chrysler Turbine Car

Mid-Engine Marvels
1963 ATS 2500 GT
1968 Bizzarrini 5300 Strada
1970 Lamborghini Miura S

On Two Wheels
1957 Moto Guzzi V-8
1973 MV Agusta 750 Sport
1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport


And if anyone needs to find us, here’s my phone number: 541-556-5789