GM Parade of Progress Futurliner film discovered

(August 8, 2013) The GM Parade of Progress Futurliners are a unique part of automotive history in the United States. Twelve Furtliners together with 32 support vehicles went from town to town bringing science and technology exhibits across America.

The Parade of Progress was the brainchild of Charles F. Kettering. Inspired by GM's science and technology exhibit at the 1933 Chicago Worlds Fair, he convinced General Motors management to bring those educational exhibits to the people of America who could not attend the Worlds Fair.

Futurliners were a group of stylized buses designed in the 1940s by Harley Earl. The Futurliners were used from 1940 to 1941 and again from 1953 to 1956. A total of 12 were built, and nine were still known to exist as of 2007.

The Hemmings Blog recently uncovered a video featuring Futurliners in action in 1941. The two-and-one-half minute film will take you back in time. And then please visit MotorwayAmerica's brief history of the GM Futurliners published in February 2011.

Source: Hemmings Blog, video uploaded by Mrpitv