Futurliner Scrapbook 
GM Futurliner Restoration Project
National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States



'33 World's Fair
1936 Parade
1954 Parade

Appreciation Letters


In-Line Six
Other Futurliners


    In the early 1990s former Parader Vic Garske presented the Detroit Historical Museum with a large scrapbook of memorabilia from the Parade of Progress he had worked on back in the 1950s. It was Vic's hope the the scrapbook would provide future generations with a glimpse back into a very exciting and historical era in America's development.
    Realizing that the scrapbook would be a great addition to the restored Futurliner exhibit, Vic and fellow Parader Tom Van Voorhis contacted the Detroit Museum on April 12, 2000 regarding the disposition of the scrapbook. Much to their surprise and delight, the Registrar informed them that the scrapbook had never been formally "logged-in" and was legally still theirs. Needless to say, they quickly retrieved it and presented it to Don Mayton.
    We would like to thank Vic and Tom for this significant contribution to the project. We have used many of the photos and articles from it in this web site.

This web site contains only a small portion of the actual scrapbook. Much of the material is in the form of newspaper clippings from various cities that the Parade of Progress traveled to. The pages are too large to scan, much of the copy is redundant and many of the pictures do not reproduce well. However, we've tried to be selective and provide a representative glimpse of articles and photographs.
If you have any additional information about the history or whereabouts of additional Futurliners, we would like to hear from you. Our objective is to capture as much of the history of these vehicles as possible.
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