GM Futurliner Progress
GM Futurliner Restoration Project
National Automotive and Truck Museum of
the United States
2012 - 2011
2008 - 2007
It wouldn't seem like "Hershey" if it
didn't rain -- and we weren't disappointed. This was early Friday morning
and the rain did let up before noon -- the crowds eager to peek inside the
vehicle never did though.
It was moving to see the look on people's faces and hear
their complements about the Futurliner's restoration. It made the
countless hours of labor on the project just melt away.
This is what the activity looked like almost all of the
time. People told us they came from far flung states and some even
came from foreign countries, just to see the Futurliner. They watched
the 5 minute video, sat in the driver's seat, asked tons of
questions and bought some souvenirs to take home. Two different
fellows were heard to say that they saw it at Iola, WI but didn't
stand in line to sit in the driver's seat and they regretted not
doing it. Needless to say, they waited in line to sit in the
With the Hershey Giant Center in the background,
the Futurliner elicits magnetic properties as people are drawn in to
see the spectacle.
Jeff Anderson, Sloan Museum Special Exhibits
artist was sketching the Futurliner on the
show field. He lamented that he would like to see the Futurliner at
the Sloan Museum Summer Auto Fest in Flint, MI. Dreams do come true
The bills need to be paid and Stu Allen was doing his
part by selling Futurliner shirts. The Futurliner came to Hershey
un-sponsored and the transportation costs needed to be
covered. Shirts, caps, DVD, posters -- they are all available
through the NATM museum e-Bay store.
The display area of the Futurliner evolves from
show to show. A friend of volunteer Ryan DeVries, put together an
outstanding 5 minute video that told the story of the Futurliner and
the Parade of Progress in the first person.
Mayton, Project Director
4521 Majestic Vue, Zeeland, MI 49464
Tryon, Newsletter Editor
2516 Laurelford Ln., Wake Forest, NC 27587
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