Every time I do a Google image search for Lane Motor Museum, I get a bit more excited about our CC Meet Up there, in just four weeks, on Saturday, June 18. And if we get at least 15 to show up, the entry ticket is slashed 50% for a group rate, which CC will gladly pay. So you just need to get yourself here, and meet us at the entry lobby at 10 AM.
I’ve had my plane tickets for a while, but I’ve been too busy to figure out the rest of the trip details, like where to stay. I’m flying in Friday, and arrive at about 4PM. So if anyone else is going to be in Nashville Friday evening, let me know if you want to get together. I’ll also be staying over Saturday night, and my plane doesn’t leave Sunday until 5PM, so we’ll have a more official after-museum get-together on Saturday evening. And there’s the opportunity to do something else on Sunday during the day, if anyone has any suggestions.
I’ve heard of the Lane Motor Museum. Hopefully, I’ll be able to visit.
I lived in Tennessee from 1988 til 2005, I finally managed to visit the Lane in early 2003 and after nearly 2 hours started heading towards the door. In other words, you can easily spend 2-3-4 hours there.
My intentions are to be there late Friday afternoon, so something on Friday evening sound good.
Trip Advisor has the Lane at #11 of 221 things to do in Nashville; the Opryland Hotel Gardens is #5. I was there in 2000, several years before the flood, and it is nearly indescribable. It’s a huge atrium with all sorts of plants, flowers, etc. It’s about ten minutes from the Lane and would be a good Sunday endeavor. Andrew Jackson’s home is also nearby as is the Parthenon and the Belle Meade Plantation.
The Parthenon is a nice spot to visit although traffic on West End can be bad. The Nashville British Car Club has their annual show in Centennial Park on the lawn in front of the building.
I haven’t been to the Hermitage since grade school.
You guys will have a great time! Unless a lot of things change in the next few weeks, I sadly think I’ll have to miss it, but it is one of the best car museums in the country. Enjoy!
I would check out the Ryman Auditorium and the Johnny Cash museum if you have time, a lot of history there. If into vinyl LPs be sure to visit Third Man Records and Grimey’s.
Hope all who make it have a great time.
+1 on that!
I’ll miss you because we’ll be with the Alfa Romeo Owners Club convention, and our opening reception is there on the 14th!
We lived there for 27 years until my wife needed to move back to SoCal for her parents’ sake. I loved the city, tolerated the climate most of the time, and made more friends there than anywhere else I’d been. Got family there too. Great, fun town, small enough to get around and big enough to have a growing collection of really good restaurants. And the Lane Museum is one of its greatest treasures.
I should be there. I live out by the airport, so I’m only 15-20 minutes from the Lane.
Sad I can’t make it as I’ll actually be in Arizona that weekend for a car-related trip, but have fun!
Oh how I wish. Had last week’s tumultuous and expensive road trip from Daytona Beach to Brooklyn and back not cost so much in time, cash and psychological trauma I’d be even more tempted to hop in the Chrysler and embark on another adventure. As things stand, car, driver and checkbook are all in need of rest, nourishment and maintenance. All good wishes to those who can make the trip, can’t wait for the overview to hit the site.
That line up of French cars alone looks very tempting…..looks and sounds like a great museum…enjoy your trip!
How I wish I could make it, but I just yesterday started a new job, and it’s a little early to ask to take the day off Friday for travel.
I was actually in Kentucky, about an hour away from Nashville, for the last three work weeks of my previous job. Sadly, I also couldn’t take a day off there due to contractual obligations, so I couldn’t make it to the Lane then either (nor the Corvette museum in Bowling Green, about an hour east of where I was). And I was home on the weekends. Did get to go into Nashville two different evenings and it’s a really fun place–enjoy it!
I am an occasional poster to CC and I am local to northeast of Nashville, and I will try to plan to bring myself my two sons- #1 son (age 15 almost 16) and # 2 son (age 13) to make three attending. Maybe even my wife, the son’s stepmother if I can drag her out of the house because she and I have popped into the Lane’s exterior garage one time recently to look at the cars and trucks stored there.
The sons and I had last been to the Lane musuem when they were about age 4 and 6. I think they both qualified for free entry at those ages at that time. #2 son was barely the height of the 3 wheel Peel microcar then but is now encroaching 6′ tall. #1 son is already 6’2″ tall 240 lbs! They won’t remember but we had met Mr. Lane himself (who is a genuinely nice guy and encourages youngsters to attend) while we toured the museum. He asked both boys about what was their favorite car, which for them was the Amphibicar shown on a video monitor driving in and out of a lake. It should be interesting to see how their teenage minds take in the museum now.
Looking forward to meeting Mr. Niedermeyer also.
I’m thinking very seriously about attending. It’s only 1,300 miles away!
It’s official, I got the time off and made arrangements. Coming all the way from Maine and arriving Friday afternoon!