It was General Motor’s (GM) Research Director Charles Kettering’s idea that the cars they produced should be shown to the public through road shows across the country. That the public should know the safety features and future trends that GM was undertaking as well as the progress America was making in various spheres that could improve people’s lives be the newly developed diesel power engines, televisions, electronic ping-pong games, jet propulsion engine, etc. And so the name – Parade of Progress was painted on the bus.
The first road show was in 1936 and was a huge success. So General Motors built another 12 huge vans that undertook the next trip in the year 1939. The last trip took place in 1953 and by this time the cavalcade had travelled to over 250 towns and cities across USA. The bus was aptly named – Futurliner.
Each Futurliner was specially built with inbuilt lighting towers, public address system, stage platform, etc.
A unique and rare collectible in resin.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Exclusive Edition models|
|- On plinth (platform base) and plexiglas hard-display case|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6.5 x 3 x 3|
|Make||Best of Show|