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914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
12/8/11 12:04 p.m.

Located 50 miles from Atlanta, Ga. Not my thing, but you have to admire their creativity and sheer nads for taking these in traffic.

Click start tour or Tour Index to find a specific car.

Dan

http://microcarmuseum.com/info.html

JohnyHachi6
JohnyHachi6 Reader
12/8/11 12:09 p.m.

I watched a short TV clip about that the other day. Not really my thing either, but they had some cool and rare cars there.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
12/8/11 12:23 p.m.

I want to go to that but it is closed until Summer 2012.

carguy123
carguy123 SuperDork
12/8/11 12:43 p.m.

The TOUR doesn't work, it says it's misdirected.

ArthurDent
ArthurDent Reader
12/8/11 1:44 p.m.

I'm waiting to go once it opens again. The Lane museum is fantastic for odd/interesting vehicles. Definitely worth a visit.

http://lanemotormuseum.org/

There is a smaller one in Tampa that is worth a look if you are in the area.

http://tbauto.org/

Maroon92
Maroon92 SuperDork
12/8/11 2:15 p.m.
914Driver wrote: Located 50 miles from Atlanta, Ga. Not my thing, but you have to admire their creativity and sheer nads for taking these in traffic. Click start tour or Tour Index to find a specific car. Dan http://microcarmuseum.com/info.html

I lived 50 miles from this thing for 2 years and didn't even know it?

Zomby woof
Zomby woof SuperDork
12/8/11 2:32 p.m.
JohnyHachi6 wrote: Not really my thing either, but they had some cool and rare cars there.

That's totally my thing. I love microcars, and would have no problem driving even the smallest, goofiest microcars.

Duke
Duke SuperDork
12/8/11 2:32 p.m.
carguy123 wrote: The TOUR doesn't work, it says it's misdirected.

Actually, it does. It appears that only the link on that first Messerschmitt roadster's page is broken, because if you start elsewhere, it links fine.

integraguy
integraguy SuperDork
12/8/11 3:06 p.m.

"...there's a smaller one in Tampa that's worth a look".

Almost hilariously redundant: a SMALL microcar museum?

ultraclyde
ultraclyde HalfDork
12/8/11 3:11 p.m.

I found that place by accident driving by for a work trip last year but it was closed then too. I haven't managed to make the hour + drive back there but it looks cool as all get out. There's an Isetta on a pole out front, which is what made me slide to a stop in the middle of the road to check it out.

Note it's put together by the Double Bubble bubblegum millionaire. It's on "Double Bubble Acres" No kiddin'.

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury SuperDork
12/8/11 3:16 p.m.

sweet jeebus

ArthurDent
ArthurDent Reader
12/8/11 3:35 p.m.
integraguy wrote: "...there's a smaller one in Tampa that's worth a look". Almost hilariously redundant: a SMALL microcar museum?

Well it is a smaller version of the Lane odd/interesting one. I don't think they have too many microcars. More like Tatras and the like.

qdseeker
qdseeker Reader
12/10/11 12:12 a.m.
I lived 50 miles from this thing for 2 years and didn't even know it?

I pass this place all the time and always wanted to go in thinking it was some sort of bubble gum factory/museum place, lolol. Never knew this was what it really was or I would've tried going in there long ago (assuming it was open). I'll definitely be making the trip as it is only about a 30 minute drive from me.

Nashco
Nashco UltraDork
1/31/13 1:32 p.m.

FYI, this microcar museum is selling everything off in a couple of weeks. I couldn't make it for the auction due to other plans, so I decided to make a spur of the moment trip down to Atlanta tomorrow so I can get to the museum the last day they're open on Saturday. If you ever wanted to see this collection, you better figure it out fast!

http://microcarmuseum.com/index.html

Bryce

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
1/31/13 1:50 p.m.

In reply to Nashco:

What?!? NOOO!!! I had planned on stopping by there last summer but for various reasons didn't make it before it closed.

spitfirebill
spitfirebill UltraDork
1/31/13 1:57 p.m.

Our sports car club was supposed to do a field trip there years ago. I can't recall if it ever came off.

cwaters
cwaters New Reader
1/31/13 2:06 p.m.

The kids and I went there a couple years ago for a BMWCCA event. They had a couple cars there to drive. I got to drive a Messerschmitt! The kids thought the cars were cute.

Cotton
Cotton SuperDork
1/31/13 3:52 p.m.

I bought my 89 suburban about 5 miles from that place. I really wanted to stop, but we were trying to hurry and beat the Atlanta traffic (we didn't).

Bummer about it being closed and auctioned, but looks like everything is at no reserve, so there might be some deals. I'm tempted to check it out.

windsordeluxe
windsordeluxe New Reader
1/31/13 7:40 p.m.

+1 on Lane motor museum. It also pays to call ahead too, last time I went they were giving tours of the basement and taking folks for rides in their cars. They have a great collection and are really friendly and knowledgable about their collection as well. I'm looking forward to another trip soon.

PS122
PS122 Reader
1/31/13 8:54 p.m.
windsordeluxe wrote: +1 on Lane motor museum. It also pays to call ahead too, last time I went they were giving tours of the basement and taking folks for rides in their cars. They have a great collection and are really friendly and knowledgable about their collection as well. I'm looking forward to another trip soon.

+2 The place is fantastic.

slefain
slefain SuperDork
2/1/13 9:16 a.m.

I'm heading down to the auction preview on the 15th if anyone else is going. Should be fun.

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave MegaDork
2/1/13 9:29 a.m.

Looks like the wife and I might venture down tomorrow.

Nashco
Nashco UltraDork
2/1/13 1:00 p.m.

I'll be there Saturday. If any of you see a (really handsome) red headed guy geeking out, that's me...come say hi! I'll have my wife with me, so that would also help to convince her I'm "normal" because there are other people like me that like microcars.

Bryce

Enyar
Enyar Reader
2/1/13 1:57 p.m.
ArthurDent wrote: There is a smaller one in Tampa that is worth a look if you are in the area. http://tbauto.org/

Wow thanks! I've been in Tampa for 7 years now and had no idea. Added to my todo list.

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit HalfDork
2/1/13 7:17 p.m.

This is quiet a list of cars,. Not all are my taste but different . Full list of cars.

http://www.handlewithfun.com/lot-search.cfm?category=cars&SortBy=RO

http://www.handlewithfun.com/lot-details.cfm?SaleCode=BW13&CarID=r220&search=&SortBy=RO&category=cars

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