By Vern Parker
When Oldsmobile introduced the 1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic 88 with a Rocket V-8 engine John McMahan was too young to drive but old enough to know what he liked.
During the next half century several cars came and went through his hands but he always kept his Oldsmobile dream alive.
A few years into the 21st century McMahon saw an advertisement offering for sale a red 1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic 88 convertible. He quickly flew to Wichita, Kansas to inspect the restored car first hand.
Upon first seeing the car McMahon had to be cautious about his enthusiasm in order not to surrender his negotiating position, however, he now admits that he thought to himself, “I'm not leaving without this car.”