Lots of Rust
2008 - 2007
2006 - 2005
2004 - 2003
2002 - 2001
2000 - 1999
A FUTURLINER TO RESTORE
After spotting Bob Valdez's Futurliner (converted into a
motor home) while on a business trip in Palm Springs, California in January of 1998, Don
Mayton knew he had to have one. He soon realized, however, that owning or restoring one
would not be within his financial means. His search led him to the National Automotive and
Truck Museum in Auburn, Indiana where they not only had one awaiting restoration, but they
had a "Partner Program" where he could take it home to restore and they would
help raise the estimated $200,000 to complete it. The museum owns the Futurliner and Don
and his crew of volunteers are content to be part of an effort to bring the Futurliner
back from the past.
The National Automotive and Truck Museum is located in Auburn, Indiana, in two of the
former factory buildings of the Auburn Automobile Company.
Out back of the Museum the Futurliner
sits, waiting for someone to take pity on it and restore it to its former glory.
The Futurliner, as it looked in 1998
when Don Mayton tracked it down at the National Automotive and Truck Museum in
The Futurliner was donated to the
Museum by Bortz Auto Collection.
DON MAYTON, Director of Restoration is
bitten by the "resto" bug and desires to take this baby home and restore it.
Perched in the driver's seat, the look on his face all but seals the deal with the NATMUS
Least anyone should think Don could
pull this project off himself, his patience and understanding wife CAROL MAYTON provides
"behind-the-scenes" support, not to mention hosting the volunteers work crew at
the dinner table each Tuesday.