GM Futurliner Progress
GM Futurliner Restoration Project
National Automotive and Truck Museum of
the United States
2012 - 2011
2009 - 2010
2008 - 2007
As dawn breaks at the Gilmore Car Museum near Hickory Corners, MI,
nearly 350 cars line up to take their place on the AACA Grand National showfield. The Futurliner is still buttoned up and awaits
the crew to wipe the dew off and bring her to life for display.
With a show field of the best of the best antique and classic cars
waiting to be judged and looked at, visitors were steady at the
Futurliner but never
The Gilmore Museum is an ideal setting for a car show -- big or
small. In fact, the grounds can host multiple car shows at one time.
The tower to the left of the Futurliner overlooks a paved oval track
around which the show cars were parked.
In this spacious setting, the Futurliner doesn't dwarf anything.
Plenty of room for visitors to enjoy the exhibits.
Unlike most vintage vehicles, we allow people to ascend and sit in
the driver's seat for a spectacular view -- in this case, the showfield. The driver sets some 10 feet off the ground and has a
great view of the road ahead. It's when the driver actually drives
down the road, turns a corner or has to back up does he realize that
his perch in the middle of the cab makes it nearly impossible to see
the immediate area around the vehicle.
This is a shot of the current display set up inside the Futurliner.
The display the the Futurliner model on it goes around and a video,
which is just to the left of the uniform hanging up, provides some
history of the Futurliner's role in the GM Parade of Progress. You
can view this video by following this link.
This is a shot of the rear of the Futurliner. It's a very unique and
stylish looking vehicle when you come up from behind it on the
highway. The original designers were looking create something
that would catch the attention and imagination of those attending
the GM Parade of Progress.
Mayton, Project Director
4521 Majestic Vue, Zeeland, MI 49464
Tryon, Newsletter Editor
2516 Laurelford Ln., Wake Forest, NC 27587
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