Parade of Progress
GM Futurliner Restoration Project
National Automotive and Truck Museum of
the United States
Oral Roberts Cathedral Cruiser
Photos supplied by Bernard A.
sections are unique in the automotive field. They measure 33 feet from
bumper to bumper and need underpass clearance of over 12 feet. Said to
be among the largest cab-over-engine jobs on the road, they were built
in the Fleetwood Fisher Body plant in Detroit, where custom bodies are
turned out for Cadillac. The spacious interiors of the cabs, finished
in bright red leather, are of cubic measurement equal to most
of Progress visitors viewing the Diesel power plant on Obelisk square,
World War Memorial Plaza. One of the most popular exhibits is the
trailer-housed engine which generates electricity for lighting the
exhibition halls and stage, and operating all the machines.
Line forms on
the right! From 7 o-clock until after 10 last night long lines of persons
waited to see the General Motors exhibit. At thirty-minute intervals a
scientific stage performance was given.
About eleven thousand five hundred persons attended the
General Motors Parade of Progress Exposition yesterday in Obelisk square
of the World War Memorial Plaza, exposition executives estimated last
"Rain forced us to close for five hours during the
day," said J. M. Jerpe, exposition director, "which accounts for
an attendance figure below that of Thursday. Many schools canceled
scheduled visits because of the rain. About three thousand school children
were present during the day."
Record crowds are expected today and tomorrow, should
weather conditions be favorable. Admission to all attractions on the
exposition grounds is free of all charge.
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