Monday, April 12, 2010

Time for some race cars

To say that the race cars at the Lane Museum are a bit eclectic is to say, well I don't know, here are some of them. I will have more later.A 1960 Saab 93 currently being raced in some vintage class?
A 1966 Citroen DS set up for ice racing. I wish I knew how this ended up in Nashville TN. Not your ice racing capitol of America.

1985 Renault 5 Turbo 2. One of the Killer B's rally cars.
1985 MG Metro 6R4. Another of the Killer B's. This one has the old Rover V8 cut down to a V6. That is the old Buick aluminum block V8 that they had in the early 60's that GM sold to Rover because nobody over here would buy it.
This is an Austin Healey Sprite running in the SCCA F/Prepared class. No info on who's are why its here?
A 2001 Dallara IRL car. I think this one was sponsored by Red Bull, not sure.
1967 Can-Am car with a 2002 PCD Saxon British hill climb car in the background.
1967 Caldwell Can-Am race car campaigned and still owned by Sam Posey. They have a TV in the background playing old footage from the races. It appears that the only time it was filmed was when higher placed cars were passing it. The cars here really are a lot of fun and a little of everything.


rob ijbema said...

wow what an odd ball collection mike,i don't know most of these cars,a real gem this place!
love them micro car,and it looks like a blue citroen van in the back ground,made out of cardboard!

Mike said...

Go back to the first post from here. The van is pictured better. I am trying to talk my local sports car club into rallying down to the museum, about 2 1/2 hours.
I have more and stranger stuff coming.