Many of you may remember the vintage Carnation truck that used to grace Main St. at Disneyland. It disappeared in the late 80's... probably a result of Carnation being bought by food giant Nestle. I've been trying to determine its current location with no results. I'm willing to bet it is languishing in a warehouse somewhere backstage or in Glendale.
Anyway, the truck was constructed on a genuine 1931 Ford Model "A" chassis. The truck body was designed by imagineer Bob Gurr and fabricated by workers at the Carnation plant near Glendale. Bob Gurr joined Disney in 1954 and designed pretty much everything that moves at Disneyland: the Autopia cars, Monorail, Main St. vehicles, Flying Saucers, Atomobiles and Doombuggies, etc.
Recently, he appeared at a festival in Northern California. MiceChatter "Circarama" was kind enough to obtain this photo of Uncle Walt in the Carnation truck with Mr. Gurr's autograph.
THANK YOU Circarama & TigerLily!!! This is a wonderful Disney treasure I will cherish forever.