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The Lane Motor Museum was started when the owner, Jeff Lane, decided to put his personal collection of unique cars on display to the public. His goal was to preserve and share a piece of automotive history for future enthusiasts. One thing that makes this museum unique is the fact that it specializes in European cars. Not only are the cars all well preserved, but they are all fully functional. Aside from the normal wear and tear that comes with aging, vehicles are mostly intact with original parts. A popular exhibit is the “Then & Now” section. There are many makes and models of older cars that are still being reinvented and updated today. The goal of this exhibit is to show evolutions, improvements, and overall differences between cars made many years apart. One great example includes Volkswagen Beetles, MINI Coopers, and Porsche 911s. Many visitors are shocked at which they end up favoring!
If you are here to see something truly unique, be sure to check out their one of a kind car! Known as the Helicron, it was made in France in 1932. The car comes complete with a propeller, which makes it move! At this time there are currently around 150 cars and motorcycles spread throughout the museum. There are even some bicycles and scooters that further show and explain the history of transportation. Since there is only room to display a limited number of cars, taking a Vault Tour is a must! This gives you access to over 550 cars that are stored at the museum. The 45-minute tour gives you an up-close look at the pristine collection not currently on display.
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