A Project of
National Auto and Truck Museum
Web Site is dedicated to the restoration & preservation of a 1953
and providing background information on the
Progress, Paraders and vehicles.
Historic Vehicle Register
A permanent & public record.
23 - Feb. 1 -- Washington, DC Auto Show at the Walter E.
Washington Convention Center
June 5 -- Ault Park, Cincinnati,
June 17-19 -- Warren, MI -- GM
August 10 -- Clarksville, MI
August 22 -- Grand Rapids 28th
Street Cruise -- Harvey Cadillac
August 14-15 -- Bowling Green, KY
-- 60th Anniversary of the 1955 Chevrolet
Labor Day -- Auburn at NATMUS
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The General Motors Parade of
Progress and the restoration of Futurliner #10. Click here to order a
is Futurliner #10, one of 12 built by GM for the Parade of Progress show in the 40s and 50s.
Restoration began in 1999 by a dedicated crew of volunteers. The vehicle
is now available for shows.
Near the West Michigan
lakeshore community of Zeeland, Michigan, an ambitious all-volunteer crew
restored a 1953 GM Futurliner. The restoration project took seven
years (1999-2006) and was directed by
Don Mayton, retired GM Plant Manager, under the
auspices of the NATM (National Auto & Truck Museum), located in Auburn, Indiana. Joe
Bortz Auto Collection
located in Illinois, donated the Futurliner to NATM. NATM owns the vehicle, but
Don and the crew of volunteers restored it in Michigan.
If you have any information about the history of the Streamliners,
Parade of Progress or know of anyone who worked on one of these, please contact one of the
Don M. Mayton, Project Director
4521 Majestic Vue, Zeeland, MI 49464
Dean G. Tryon, Newsletter Editor
2516 Laurelford Ln., Wake Forest, NC 27587