Memory Lane Classic Cars has the largest private collection of classic American automobiles,
motorcycles and memorabilia in the Southeast.
Memory Lane’s collection features American made cars from 1913 to 2005. The cars include a 1954 Buick Skylark—one of a kind, a 1957 Chevrolet BelAir “fuelie” with Rochester fuel injection, a 1964 Pontiac GTO restored by Chip Foose, a 2005 Ford GT540, a 50th Anniversary Chevrolet Corvette by Lingenfelter, a 1957 Ford Thunderbird, and a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle. They also have motorcycles, including Harley Davidsons, Iron Horses, and others.
Memory Lane has more than 44,000 square feet of classic cars and all the things that go with them. The collection, located on Scott Road in Eatonton, has more than 150 cars and 20 motorcycles.
The showroom will be changed every 90 days so things won’t stay the same.
“It’s not just the cars, but all the signage from those eras that makes the museum,” says Jerry Smith, owner of Memory Lane. “It’s probably as important as the cars are.” Porcelain and neon signs of car logos and other insignia from the past decorate the museum triggering a nostalgia that envelops the atmosphere. They’ve got the old, manual gas pumps on display and more than 200 license plates from 1913 onward.
Admission is $5 for ages 10 and over and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to local Greene and Putnam County charities.