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What happened to the Futurliner buses that Joe owned?
The unrestored Futurliner above is going to auction on May 14, 2011 at Auctions America, Auburn, IN.

futurliner-bj (27K) Ron Pratte 2 (45K) ronpratte3 (39K)

In January 2006 this Futurliner brought a record breaking price of over $4 Million at auction.

futurliner (22K)
Marc and Joe

Chain Saw Massacre by Joseph Bortz, HotRodHotline.com Click here.

bus (127K)
futurliner (17K)6765462-425-0 (195K)
Parade of Progress (61K)

A World's Fair on Wheels


Magic Bus by Paul Duchene, Chicago Tribune, May 15, 2011.Click here to read more.
Auction Pulse: A Futurliner emerges. Click here to read more.
Futureliner News, Joe Bortz Donates Bus #10 to NATMUS Futurliner Bus, Futurliner News, April, 1, 2008. Click here to read more.
Restarting the Parade, Bortz Report, Old Cars Weekly, June 24, 2010.Click here to read more.


Interview about the Futurliners on the internet. Click here to read more.
Debbie's Futurliner pictures on YouTube. Click here to read more.

IMG_4487th (23K)

sc0151f946 (861K)
sc01edb5c5 (51K)
Futurliner2 (137K)

General Motors Motorama crew setting up the revolutionary 'free span' tent without center poles for one of the Motorama shows. This was one of the innovations of General Motors on display. You can see one of parts of three of the Futurliners in the very distant background.

sc0151bdfb (30K) FuturlinerBus (45K) sc01500681 (26K)