The Hickory Bus and Gene Hackman's '51 participated in the New Castle Memorial Day Parade on 30 May 2022. It was a fun, well-attended Memorial Day Parade.The New Castle Trojan High School Cheerleaders also were present.
Trip to Salem, IN
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.
Parades (Present Day)
Gene Hackman Car
Bus at Butler Hinkle Fieldhouse
The bus was very well received and we had Bobby Plump reenact the entry into the gym via the same door as the team did in the movie. We got pictures of "Blue", the Butler mascot in front of the bus and in the driver's seat. The Alumni president thanked the Hoosier Gym and yours truly for having the bus, a piece of "Hoosiers" history, at Hinkle for the event.