Lane Motor Museum in South Nashville is home to hundreds of vintage, mostly European, vehicles.
But even if you are a car buff, there is a good chance you might have never seen or heard of most of them.
Owner Jeff Lane is used to visitors being surprised by the exhibit.
“A lot of people come in here and say I’ve seen a lot of car museums before, but 3/4 of the cars in here I’ve never heard of, that’s kind of our niche is unique different cars, propeller-powered cars, amphibious cars on and on,” said Lane.
The tourism boom for Nashville has benefited the museum.
“We get a lot of Europeans actually, people come from Europe, they come and look at these cars and say we can’t even see these cars in Europe, but we get people from all over. We have maps up behind me where people can put up a pin with where they are from,” said Lane.
“I think about half of our people come from the U.S. Half come from Europe. We can’t track that exactly, but with Nashville being a tourist destination, there are lots and lots of people from Europe and other places as you know,” added Lane.
Eighty percent of the cars at the museum still run. The staff tries to drive every vehicle in the fleet at least twice a year.
The museum is open five days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to learn more.