The Great Road Trip makes its stop in Music City this Thursday, May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Nashville’s Lane Motor Museum.
The Great Road Trip is a cross-continental journey of 6,600 miles, from Los Angeles, California to Rome, Italy (with a boat ride across the Atlantic). The special vehicle for this adventure will be a 1987 vintage Citroen 2CV, featuring its standard 29-horsepower, two-cylinder engine. Affectionately known as the “tin snail,” the 2CV was manufactured from 1948 to 1990 and is now a cult car in Europe — and revered by Citroen Car Clubs across America.
The event, intended to raise awareness of Kennedys Disease (KD), will give attendees the chance to see the car, meet the drivers, drive the car, bring their own exotic car, get information on KD, make donations to fund research for a cure and more.
KD, also known as Spinal Bulbar Muscular Atrophy (SBMA), is an inherited adult-onset neuromuscular disease that affects primarily men. Women are carriers of the genetic variation and can also experience symptoms. KD causes progressive muscular weakness, especially noticeable in the arms, legs, and face. This results in a deteriorating ability to walk, speak, swallow, and perform other basic life functions. There is currently no cure, but several ongoing research studies show promise -– and these are supported by donations to the KDA and KD-UK.
For more information on the event, visit their website.