The Lane Motor Museum in Nashville houses the greatest collection of oddball cars in the country, but even they have to appeal to the masses with their regular exhibits.
“Worst car ever built,” is a phrase that gets flung around with the careless impunity of a toddler with a bag of superballs. Whatever you’ve once called the “worst car” is wrong. A Yugo may as well be a Maybach compared to the Hoffmann, the actual worst car ever built. I know because I drove it.
I’m very excited and pretty loopy from two-stroke exhaust, but I just wanted to tell you that very soon, Jalopnik will have some content for the woefully-underserved terrible car enthusiast demographic.
I've been sort of obsessed lately with the murky pre-history of the VW Beetle. It's one of the most repeated origin stories in all of motoring, but that basic story has been getting some extensive revisions in recent years. What I really wanted to find was an undisputed ancestor of the Bug, and I did. And then I drove…
Being a motor journalist has some really wonderful perks, like free overnight, after-hours access to any Sizzler's salad bar. I think my favorite perk is that you can often convince motor museums to let you actually drive some of their cars. Which is exactly what I did at the fantastic Lane Motor Museum.
After a week of RV living, I finally have made it to North Carolina, but I made one very important stop along the way: the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN. I've been aware of the Lane for quite a while, but I don't think I was really prepared for how incredible their collection actually is. It's stunning, no joke.