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Tulsarama 50 years ago...
In Tulsa, a new 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe was part of a time capsule and is buried on the south-east corner of the Tulsa County Courthouse lawn. This is happening to celebrate the jubilee of Oklahoma statehood. The Tulsarama committee chose a Plymouth because it is proof of the progress of American industrial ingenuity. Plymouth is a real representation of automobiles of this century, and will still be here 50 years from now...

As a part of the festivities during the jubilee week, citizens of Tulsa were asked to guess Tulsa`s population in the year 2007. Then the guesses were recorded on microfilm and sealed in a steel container which has been placed in the Plymouth. And what will the lucky citizen win when the car is unearthed in 2007? No one is really sure. Buried in a vault, the white and gold Belvedere was mounted on steel skids and wrapped in a cosmoline-like substance to help preserve it. Only a bronze plate on the courthouse lawn marked the vault location.




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Friday, June 15 2007 at noon , the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere will be unearthed. No one knows what we will find and in what shape it will be, do you ? The only thing to do is... wait !

What is buried with the car ?
A Douglas Aircraft Co. aerial map of Tulsa airport facilities and aerial photographs of the area.
A statement from the Tulsa Council of Churches, a prayer for the greatest good for the next 50 years, a history of churches in Tulsa by then-Tulsa World Religion Editor Beth Macklin and a directory of area churches.
A statement from the Tulsa School Board, historical data related to 50 years of education in Tulsa and copies of "School Life," the school newspaper co-published by all Tulsa high schools each month.
Flags with 48 stars that flew over the U.S. Capitol, the state Capitol, the County Courthouse and City Hall.
A record of "Riding into Tulsa" by Broken Arrow composer Ralph Blane. It was the official Golden Jubilee song.
A statement from the Tulsa Trades and Labor Council. Statements from Mayor George Norvell and Chamber of Commerce officials and the civic records of former mayors George H. Stoner, Dan Patton, Olney F. Flynn and Lee Price.
Tulsarama! souvenirs, including three wooden nickels, flags, ashtrays, miniature oil barrels filled with crude oil, playing cards, keychains and souvenir historical plates. A copy of the official Tulsarama! program, Oklahoma semicentennial program and a "Tulsa, Indian Territory" history book.
Copies of the Tulsa Daily World and The Tulsa Tribune.
A copy of the 1957 Tulsa Chamber of Commerce program of work and a copy of the 1956 annual report of the Community Chest Red Feather agencies.
A sound-motion-picture print of "24 Hours of Progress," produced by the Oil Information Committee of the American Petroleum Institute.
A case of Tulsa-manufactured motor oil, furnished by Sunray DX Oil Co.
A five-gallon can of gasoline.
Microfilmed records of guesses of Tulsa's population in 2007.
A letter from semicentennial committeeman Dale Watt to his children.
The contents of a "typical" woman's handbag, including tranquilizer pills, 14 bobby pins, a compact, a tube of lipstick, two combs, a package of gum, a plastic rain hat, pocket-size facial tissues, an unpaid parking ticket, cigarettes and matches, and $2.73 in bills and coins.


http://www.buriedcar.com/ <<<<<------official site

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Was going to go to this, but my Grand Prix has a lifter tapping and prolly a hairline crack in the head gasket. (never trust a used car salesman) So for one I can't drive the car very far and two all my money has to go into saving for a new GM crate engine.

**If any of you guys go, will you take some nice pictures and share them with all of us here?? Please!!!!

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If anyone goes,please take pics and post them here.!!! This is one event that if I was local,I wouldn't miss!
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UNVEILING the Belvedere - 6:30 p.m. June 15, 2007

At 6:30 p.m. the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere will be unveiled for all the public to see at Tulsa Convention Center. In addition to seeing the Belvedere for the first time in 50 years, the contents of the time capsule will be revealed in addition to the items located in the glove compartment and trunk of the car.

Due to time constraints, we will not mail tickets for this event, all tickets will be held at will call.
 

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...and bring some fresh gas and a battery -
You KNOW that thing will fire right up!
(worst case - bring a points file)
 

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Its not on any TV listing here in Central Florida. Bummer!

One simple little thing as preventing any moisture from entering the vault should have been priority one with this project. Nothing else could go wrong if they could have just concentrated on that one detail.
 
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