GM Futurliner Progress
GM Futurliner Restoration Project
National Automotive and Truck Museum of
the United States
2012 - 2011
2008 - 2007
Night-time test of the light fin. Is really is effective for
throwing a blanket of light over the area.
Another angle on the test of the light bar at night.
Canadian "RV-TV" television folks came out to visit. Rob
and Paul from RVTV, Toronto, Canada and spent four hours taking
videos and interviewing the volunteers. Although this is a Canadian
TV show they said the program usually ends up in the US. It will be
airing some time in 2005.
Don Mayton being interview for the TV show.
Allen Dickerson, award winning Model builder for 1953 &
1954 Craftsmen Guild with our Futurliner, brought his original award
winning models for us to see.
FISHER BODY CRAFTSMAN GUILD
The Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild was a
design-and-build, model car competition sponsored by Fisher Body.
Fisher Body was the car body and stamping division of General
Motors. They sponsored this competition and the grand prize was
various levels of college tuition. The competition was for young
people on into college. Fisher Body laid down the guidelines, which
included building a scale model car of a certain scale starting with
a clay model and then advancing to a wood model. Completion of the
model included trim, painting and installing the wheels.
Allen, from nearby South Haven, Michigan called
and explained he was a winner in both 1953 and 1954 with the model
car he built for the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild competition. He
also stated he had a photo of himself and other winners in 1953
standing in from of the Futurliner that show cased Fisher Body's
Craftsman Guild. I explained to him that the Futurliner he was
standing in front of in 1953 when he was 13 years old was the one we
Today he was reunited with that Futurliner and he
also brought along his winning model cars. Of course photos had to
be taken. Al has changed a little since that first photo was taken
51 years ago.
Al will, in the future, fill us in more about the
Fisher Body Craftsman Guild and this competition.
Mayton, Project Director
4521 Majestic Vue, Zeeland, MI 49464
Tryon, Newsletter Editor
2516 Laurelford Ln., Wake Forest, NC 27587
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