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Art & Inspiration Parade of Progress: Our American Crossroads

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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    Parade of Progress: Our American Crossroads

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  2. Thank you for posting this, I was unaware any of this still existed. HRP
     
  3. GZ
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
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    from Detroit

    Yes, it is truly an important piece of functional, American history. I remember seeing it at the Museum of Science and Industry before GM removed it.
     
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  4. Blade58
    Joined: Mar 5, 2012
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    Amazing ,no I C chips or computers, 1940s technology
     
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  5. Lepus
    Joined: Nov 18, 2016
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    That is so cool, with the right amount of hokeyness. Its great that GM fixed it up.
     
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  6. SS327
    Joined: Sep 11, 2017
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    SS327

    All the time it was at the Museum of Science and Industry it was in working condition. They also had a GM display where you steered a small car on a revolving street. They were removed from the museum in around 1988-89 timeframe. They also had 1/2 of a Futureliner on display also.

    Denny
     
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  7. echo ed
    Joined: Nov 30, 2013
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    Thanks for posting , I enjoyed seeing this impressive display. Thanks to GM for restoring it and keeping a bit of past America on display. Hopefully a few youngsters see it.
     
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  8. Has any company ever made a die-cast or scale model kit of a GM Futurliner? Would love to own one.
     
  9. Vimtage Iron
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
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    Yes there was a limited bunch of steel models built of the Futurliners, I got a cover for this one and screwed and glued everything down and open for display,as usual people wanted to touch it and one of the door hinges gave out and a mirror fell off so with it under glasss I had no more problems. PICT1865.JPG
     
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