The Next Mile
Episode 4 - Blasts from the Past
When we think of transportation, cars are probably one of the first things we think of.
It’s a mode of transportation we see, if not use, on a daily basis.
These days, the existence of cars is hard to escape,
And this comes as no surprise.
They've been a part of society for over a century and they’re not going anywhere soon.
On today’s episode, Jeff and I are going to take a journey through time to see how we arrived at today’s modern automobile.
Jeff Lane is the Director of the Lane Motor Museum, in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been a car enthusiast ever since he was a kid. He began restoring his first car—a 1955 MG TF—when he was a teen. His personal collection was the donation that began the foundation.
Jeff not only knows a lot of things about cars, but he has some great insight into the many ways they have been designed and produced throughout history.
So listen to Episode 4 of The Next Mile, to understand how people developed cars that worked for the area and the time period that they were in, and where we’re headed in the future.
Questions I ask:
Can you tell me about some of your favorite cars in the collection? (07:31)
Can we talk about the Dymaxion? (14:48)
Do you feel like the collection that you guys have, captures perfectly in a bottle what it was like to try to design cars when there were no standards? (20:20)
Do you guys have any vehicles that were designed specifically for a certain type of person? (24:29)
What does it take to get into your collection? (33:39)
In this episode, you will learn:
The type of cars exhibited at the Lane Motor Museum (02:15)
How Jeff became a car enthusiast. (03:12)
What an amphibious car is. (10:40)
How the road size is an impediment to making bigger cars. (14:00)
Why the flying cars didn’t „take off” (25:50)