Both the Hickory Team Bus and Gene Hackman's '51 Chevy took a trip to Salem, IN on November 16th.
The Hickory Bus and Gene Hackman's '51 were hosted in Salem, Indiana on 16 November 2021 by Becky White, of WSLM, Salem, Indiana and the local Walmart. Good crowds and several local sports teams visited and enjoyed these Hoosier treasures. Bob and Darryll hope this is the first of many visits around the state supporting Indiana basketball. Special thanks to Salem Wrecker Service for providing a flawless trip for both vehicles from Knightstown to Salem and back
The Hickory Bus was welcomed back to Indiana with a police, fire, and emergency vehicle escort to the Hoosier Gym, on Saturday, March 13th, 2021. An enthusiastic crowd met the Bus and learned about its history. The crowd was able to take photos and even climb aboard.
The Hickory Bus and the Gene Hackman Car will be a regular display at Hoosier Gym Events.
To know if the Bus and the Car will be at the Gym on the day you are visiting check the Gym's social media. Instagram: @hoosiergym Twitter: @thehoosiergym Facebook: facebook.com/thehoosiergym
"After nearly a quarter century I'm thrilled that the Hickory Team Bus is coming back to Indiana. It has been an amazing journey, and labor of love, since we began restoring it in 1996. I'm looking forward to partnering with the Hoosier Gym to support Indiana basketball at all levels, Hoosier sports across the board, and a variety of charity events and festivals around the state. I hope everyone has a chance to see the bus, and enjoy the family and movie stories of this most recent addition to the rich history of Indiana basketball." - Darryll Baker, Owner of the Hickory Husker Bus
Hickory Husker Bus
Famous for appearing in the movie, Hoosiers, this bus has been beloved by many. It returns home to Knightstown in celebration for the 35th anniversary of the movie Hoosiers and 100th anniversary of the Hoosier Gym. The bus has participated in many different events from parades for the Indy 500 to the Pacers and now it will be part of the Hoosier Gym events in 2021.
Gene Hackman Car
The 1951 Chevrolet Deluxe two-door car was used by the academy-award winning actor Gene Hackman in the movie Hoosiers. It can be seen in the four-minute opening credits of the movie: youtu.be/r74qegjbF28
Now it returns home to Indiana to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the movie Hoosiers and 100th anniversary of the Hoosier Gym. It will participate alongside the car in Hoosier Gym events.