Tulsa, OK – As anticipation grows for the unearthing of the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere buried in downtown Tulsa for 50 years, those who would like to celebrate the occasion in style now have a unique opportunity to do so thanks to an exciting eBay auction offered by the Tulsarama committee. A travel package is being auctioned off on eBay that includes tickets to all the Tulsarama events, top-notch accommodations, and breakfast with American Hot Rod star Boyd Coddington. A link to the auction has been added to the Info/Links section of www.buriedcar.com. Proceeds from the auction will be used to help assist with the costs of the three days of events of Tulsarama 2007.
The entire package includes:
* Be the first to stay in the fabulous remodeled Governor’s suite for 3 days/2 nights @ the Crowne Plaza Hotel (the official hotel of Tulsarama).
* 4 VIP passes for the unearthing of the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere
* 4 VIP passes for the extremely limited viewing/assessment of the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere
* 4 VIP passes for the unveiling of the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere
* 4 VIP passes for the invitational car show
* 4 VIP passes for 1950’s theme sock hop
* Breakfast for 4 with Boyd Coddington of American Hot Rod
(boydcoddington.com) on Saturday, June 16th
HISTORY OF THE BURIED CAR
In 1957, a new gold and white Plymouth Belvedere was buried with other historical artifacts in a time capsule on the lawn of the Tulsa County Courthouse to commemorate Oklahoma’s 50 years of statehood. On June 15, 2007, the historic Belvedere will be unearthed and on display for the public at the Tulsa Convention Center as a part of Oklahoma’s Centennial celebration.
In 1957, citizens of Tulsa were asked to guess what the population of Tulsa would be in the year 2007. The entries were sealed and buried inside the vault with the Belvedere. When the car and artifacts are excavated, the person whose guess is closest to Tulsa’s 2007 population or their closest identifiable heir will be awarded the Belvedere. Among other items buried with the car, the contents of a women’s purse, including bobby pins, a bottle of tranquilizers, cigarettes and an unpaid parking ticket, were added to the glove compartment of the car shortly before burial.
TULSARAMA EVENT INFORMATION
Friday, June 15th – 6:30 pm–Unveiling of the Plymouth Belvedere at the Tulsa Convention Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. General Admission. Tickets may be purchased at the Tulsa Convention Center or www.carsonattractions.com. Tickets are $5 for upper level seating and $10 for lower level seating. $10 ticket also includes admission to the Invitational Auto Show.
Friday, June 15th to Sunday, June 17th–The Invitational Auto Show – Tulsa Convention Center. $5 Admission
Friday, June 15th to Sunday, June 17th–The Tulsarama Open Car Show – Downtown Tulsa. Free. The Open Car Show takes place in designated parking lots surrounding the Tulsa Convention Center. These locations will include food vendors, cars, car clubs and exhibitors.
Saturday, June 16th – 7:30 pm–City-Wide Sock Hop – Tulsa Convention Center. A nominal admission fee will be charged and a full concession stand will be available.
For additional information and any questions regarding authenticity, please contact Paula Hale at The Tulsa Historical Society: 918.619.6098
2445 S. Peoria
Tulsa, OK 74114
Visit www.buriedcar.com for more information and event updates.