New Lane Motor Museum exhibit explores the life of discarded parts

By Colin Wood
Feb 9, 2024 | Lane Motor Museum, Edwin Lockridge

Image Courtesy Lane Motor Museum

Whatever happens to the pieces and parts of cars we toss away? What sort of life do they live? That’s what the Lane Motor Museum aims to explore with its latest exhibit, “Redefining Remnants: The Art of Parts.”

The new exhibit highlights the unique art form created by Nashville artist Edwin Lockridge, complimented by several vehicles from the Lane’s own collection.

After a chance meeting with Edwin and viewing some of his art, I began connecting stories of vehicles in the museum’s collection to how Edwin creates his artwork,” says Derek E. Moore, Curator of Collections at Lane Motor Museum. “Utilizing remnants from wrecked automobiles, Edwin creates impactful pieces that tell a story, whereas the vehicles in this exhibit tell the stories of people who created automobiles from remnants from other vehicles. It is fascinating that these pieces, both the art and vehicles, were all born from discarded parts. To keep my own creative inspiration up for this exhibition, I hung one of Edwin’s works in my office.”

For Lockridge, “It’s not about the art. It’s not about the cars.  It’s about the feeling of family when I walk through these doors. To see my work hanging on the walls of a museum brings me great pride and joy!”

Redefining Remnants: The Art of Parts” is now open at the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, and will run though February 10. Visit for more information.

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RonnieFnD Reader
2/9/24 12:11 p.m.

This is a bucket list destination.  I'm gonna go to Tennessee this summer to see it.....and Gibson....

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/9/24 1:08 p.m.

Yes, go visit the Lane. If they’re offering a basement tour, take advantage of it. 

And while you’re in the neighborhood, you can do lunch at Gabby’s

brokenMR2 New Reader
2/9/24 2:21 p.m.

Lane Motor Museum is great, I've dragged my wife there a few times. I second the basement tour, it's where all the really cool stuff is.

buzzboy UltraDork
2/11/24 12:24 a.m.

We drove a PV544 over 700 miles round trip(including the Tail of the Dragon) to visit the Lane. One of my best motoring experiences. The basement tour is worth it. I woudl love to go back!

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