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Ford Motor Company Produced the Retractable Hardtop "Skyliner" from 1957 through 1959. It was the first retractable hardtop to be mass produced.
In 1971, John Bobo of Dayton, OH, founded the International Ford Retractable Club. The Club's goals are: to promote the preservation and restoration of this unique automobile with its complex yet reliable roof mechanism; and, to further the interest in the 1957, 1958, and 1959 Skyliner Retractable Hardtop as produced by Ford Motor Company.
The top sequences through each motion controlled by solenoids, micro-switches, and motors, and is operated with one switch located at the left side of the steering column.
SKYLINER Magazine is published
monthly except February (Membership Roster) and August by the International
Ford Retractable Club, Inc., a not-for-profit organization. The official
copyrighted publication is printed and mailed by Modern Litho, 6009 Stertzer Road, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
An annual Convention
is held yearly along with activities conducted by various local chapters.
All IFRC Business should be conducted through the official Club Office: