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Lane Motor Museum; Need a Smaller Car for Great Gas Mileage? Check these out!

So you have had enough and you are going to trade the SUV in for a new small car? Had enough of the 10 mph on your Muscle Car? Think going to the river with your boat requires a second or third mortgage on the house? Want to give the gas station attendant the finger? Well, maybe you should visit the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville. This is a museum that features some of the World’s smallest vehicles. It is extremely entertaining.

Katrina and I visited with the thought that this was going to be a little boring looking at all these silly little cars but truth be told we had a blast and will go back. Honestly, I do get a little tired looking at GTOs, Road Runners, Camaros, and Mustangs. You won’t find any of that here but if you really are into cars you will love the eclectic mix of European vehicles on display at this museum.


This is just a little too strange for me! It is about as small as you can go. Could you imagine a freeway full of these things in rush hour traffic? I do have a question for the designer though. Where are the headlights and brake-lights suppose to go? Would you need a seat-belt and shoulder strap in this? The Feds would have a nightmare trying to regulate this into production.


Now I remember these. My buddies and I use to pick one like this up and set it in front of the door at the bowling alley. It belonged to my Dad’s Boss. Dang good thing he never figured out who kept doing that.


No longer able to take the wife and kids to the river for the weekend? Try this little combo out. Might have to leave the wife or the kids at home not sure they will all fit in the car at once. May be they ride in the boat.


This is a little larger than most but it is wind powered and you make your own wind! Don’t think you will need an air-conditioner in this car but you probably need a strap around the chin for your hat.

At the museum you will also find some race cars, some beautiful roadsters and lots more for more photos check out our On Tour page. If you go to the Museum you will even see one of the largest vehicles I have ever seen but I am not going to spoil it for you, go visit and see it for your self.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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