1953 GM Parade of Progress 
GM Futurliner Restoration Project
National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States

'33 World's Fair

1936 Parade
1938 Previews
1941 Parade

1953 Parade
  '53-'56 Tour
  Setting Up
  Finishing Up

1954 Parade
Appreciation Letters
In-Line Six
Other Futurliners
Oral Roberts Cathedral Cruiser

Watch for the PARADE!

    You may be able to see the Parade of Progress. Watch for it! The whole show is free. Here is the tentative summer and fall schedule for the new Parade's first tour.
    Anderson, Ind., June 14-21; Indianapolis, Ind., June 25-29; Kokomo, Ind., July 4-7; Battle Creek, Mich., July 11-13; Grand Rapids, Mich., July 17-21; Lansing, Mich., July 25-August 2; Saginaw, Mich., August 6-10; Flint, Mich., August 14-23.
    Pontiac, Mich. August 29-Sept.  7; Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 12-16; Sandusky, Ohio, Sept. 20-23; Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 27-Oct., 4; Warren, Ohio, Oct. 9-12; Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 17-25; Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 30-Nov. 3; Willington, Del., Nov. 17-14, Baltimore, Md., Nov. 19-25.

44 vehicles of the Parade of Progress, including 12 streamlined Futurliners, swing into formation following the official send-off staged in front of the GM Building in Detroit. From here the caravan began its current tour.

GM President H. H. Curtice, left, Detroit's Mayor Albert Cobo, and Paul Garrett, GM vice president, officiated.

Members of Parade of Progress crew massed in front of speaker's stand for final instructions before trip to Lexington, KY.

Mr. Curtice officially turns the Parade over to John E. Ryan, director.

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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