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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:28 PM
Yes, Trey has been trying to convince his wife they really need to buy it...
Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:45 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:55 PM
I would hate to imagine the cost to actually operate it with today's gas prices.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:07 AM
And she could open up the big side door to reveal a stage for one of those school concerts by George Thorogood and the Destroyers!
She could probably pack the whole damn school into a Futurliner!
Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:51 PM
I live in Studio City, just down the street from where this great beast had been sitting for years. In the early 1990s, it was just a rusted hulk, so the owner must have seriously poured money into its restoration.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:29 PM
Actually there were several of these so you might've seen one that is still a rusted hulk as this one seems to be in "as presented" condition
Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:43 PM
Nope, this actually is the Sherman Oaks/Studio City model-- I met the owner a couple of times and watched him slowly but surely restore it to its former glory. It literally took him years to do it-- but the end result is awesome. Meanwhile, magickbilly might be able to confirm this-- but I'm fairly certain we've never been able to prove that the Futurliners made a World's Fair appearance of any kind.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:13 PM
Yes, the documentation we've found is that they arrived "at the World's Fair"- but probably a short time before it opened. And we've found nothing that says they were still there when the gates DID open, before they hit the road to begin their nationwide tour.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:37 PM
That bus is proof positive that people in 1939 had vision along with remarkable creativity. That bus is a gem.
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