A Project of the
National Auto and Truck Museum

This Web Site is dedicated to the restoration of a 1953 Futurliner and providing background information on the Parade of Progress, Paraders and vehicles.

----2014 SHOWS----

AUG. 30-SEP. 1, LABOR DAY WEEKEND. Auburn , Indiana
SEPT. 7, 10 AM-3 PM, GM POWERTRAIN AUTO SHOW,  Sylvania , Ohio (Oscar Bunch Family Park)

ORDER THE BOOK
The General Motors Parade of Progress and the restoration of Futurliner #10. Click here to order a copy.

This is Futurliner  #10, one of 12 built by GM for the Parade of Progress show in the 40s and 50s. Restoration began in 1999 by a dedicated crew of volunteers. The vehicle is now available for shows.

 

Restoration Updates: (The Futurliner restoration is complete. Future reports will cover shows and maintenance.)
    Video Clip
    Archived Work/Show Reports
    Archived Work/Show Photos
Restoration Project:
    The Project
    History of #10
    Project Status    
    Project Needs
Contributions
:
    Donation Form
    Current Project Contributors
Volunteer Help:

    Volunteer Work Schedule
    Volunteers & Advisors

The First Parade of Progress:
    1933-'34 Chicago's World Fair
    1936 Parade of Progress
    Promotions
    Exhibits
    Streamliner
    Paraders
    1938 Previews
The Second Parade of Progress:
   1941 Parade of Progress
   1953-1956 Tour Stops
   1953 Parade of Progress
   1954 Parade of Progress
    Aer-O-Dome Tent
    Exhibits
    Demonstrations
    Futurliner
      MI State Police Safetyliner  
    In-Line Six
   
Other Futurliners
    Paraders
    Oral Roberts Cathedral Cruiser  

Miscellaneous:
   
Remembering John Martin & Bobbie Smith
    Donated Pictures
    Scrapbook Donation
    Letters
    Leaded Glass Futurliner
    NATM Tour 2001 To Michigan
    NATM Traveling Display
    2002 Parader Reunion
   
2000 Parader Picnic
    Parader Photos
    Links
Newsletters
  April 2012
  October 2011
  April 2011

  October 2010
  April 2010
  November 2009
  May 2009
  April 2009

Additional Newsletters

Posters, hats, T-shirts and models are available. Donations fund Futurliner maintenance. Click here for information on ordering.
Futurliner Book - $35
Poster - $13
Hat - $13
T-Shirt - $20
DVD or VHS Video - $25
Prices above reflect shipping & handling.

RESURRECTING THE FUTURE FROM THE PAST

Near the West Michigan lakeshore community of Zeeland, Michigan, an ambitious all-volunteer crew restored a 1953 GM Futurliner. The restoration project took seven years (1999-2006) and was directed by Don Mayton, retired GM Plant Manager, under the auspices of the NATM (National Auto & Truck Museum), located in Auburn, Indiana. Joe Bortz, of the Bortz Auto Collection located in Illinois, donated the Futurliner to NATM. NATM owns the vehicle, but Don and the crew of volunteers restored it in Michigan.

 

If you have any information about the history of the Streamliners, Futurliners, Parade of Progress or know of anyone who worked on one of these, please contact one of the following.

 
 

Don M. Mayton, Project Director
don.maytonscars@gmail.com
4521 Majestic Vue, Zeeland, MI 49464
616 875-3058

Dean G. Tryon, Newsletter Editor
dgtryon2516@gmail.com
2516 Laurelford Ln., Wake Forest, NC 27587
919 562-4660

 
     
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