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#1 Yessongs

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

Not my ad - just thought some here would dig seeing this:

 

http://losangeles.cr...3610704980.html



#2 Bill Cotter

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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...  :)



#3 waynebretl

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

Road trip!

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:45 PM

Very funny, Bill! Actually, maybe there is an angle I can play-- my wife has been looking for a new car with enough room for the kids and their friends. She could probably pack the whole damn school into a Futurliner!

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:55 PM

I would hate to imagine the cost to actually operate it with today's gas prices.



#6 Randy Treadway

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:07 AM

She could probably pack the whole damn school into a Futurliner!

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!
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#7 thenicerguy

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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.



#8 Yessongs

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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



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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.



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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.



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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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