NATMUS TOUR TO
GM Futurliner Restoration Project
National Automotive and Truck Museum of
the United States
people met on Saturday May 12, 2001 to observe the progress of the
Futurliner Restoration project. Bill Bicknell pointed out an
interesting fact. Back in 1953 the first showing of the Parade of Progress
after World War II occurred on May 12, 1953 exactly 48 years ago.
Mike Ball had his portable display set up for all to
view. In addition, he set up the slide projector and many took the time to
go through slides taken in the 1950's of the Parade of Progress as well as
the Futurliners. These slides came from the PARADERS.
Almost all of our volunteers that work on the
Futurliner were present. In fact, to show the dedication of our volunteers
Wally and Audrey Snow were present as well as celebrating their 29th
wedding anniversary. Congratulations Wally and Audrey.
John Weller, his wife and son were present. Weller
Truck has restored most of the major running gear on the Futurliner
including axles, brakes, differential etc. A big thank you to John and his
We also want to thank the folks from NATMUS that made
cash donations at the work site for the Futurliner Restoration project.
Don M. Mayton, Project
4521 Majestic Vue, Zeeland, MI 49464
Dean G. Tryon, Newsletter
2516 Laurelford Ln., Wake Forest, NC 27587
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