I wrote this a while back for the Ed Forum. Enjoy!
In 2008 I had the mixed-blessing of being the limo researcher for the Discovery Channel program ‘Inside the Target Car.’ This subsequent article outlines my experiences and the fallout from them:
In Gary Shaw’s classic COVER-UP there is a statement that has puzzled me over the years. On page 77 of the 1992 edition, he says, ‘Within 48 hours of the shots in Dealey Plaza the Kennedy death car was shipped to the Ford Motor Company in Detroit and completely destroyed, as far as evidence is concerned.’ His footnote, references Penn Jones’ Forgive My Grief III, p. 2. But on FMG, p 2, much to my surprise, I find that it says nothing about ’48 hours’.
Is this where some of the early myths about the limo arose? I can only wonder. As we now know from available documentation, SS100X was indeed whisked out of DC, driven to Dearborn (not Detroit) to the Experimental Garage where it was built, by Vaughn Ferguson, in order to be conveniently unavailable for the Warren Commission reenactment in May 1964. However, this was done in mid-December, 1963.
The trunk holds the pieces of the plexiglas roof and the canvas cover that were put up at Parkland Hospital by the SS on 11.22.63
If you like a good mystery, as many JFK researchers do, I encourage you to check out my blog The Other Mozart: https://theothermozart.wordpress.com/ Although it may seem unlikely and ironic, you might even come to wonder, as I am, if there are some unique connections between Wolfgang Mozart and JFK that could add definition to our understanding of what happened to them…
Here is a link to that documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP2lvo0R1-Y
This is the movie that was shown before the Zapruder at the Charles Theatre in NYC in November, 1964. It is b+W. There was a brief pause at the end, and then the Zapruder film rolled, silently on the ‘big’ (foreign theater-sized) screen. The effect was shocking to me…