Tulsa, OK – Those interested in seeing the unearthing of the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere buried in downtown Tulsa for 50 years will now be able to do so online thanks to OklaTravelNet. The all-new OklaTravelNet, www.oklatravelnet.com, is the first broadband channel dedicated to travel news, and a first for any state’s travel industry, allowing guests to experience Oklahoma like never before. The unearthing of the buried Belvedere will be broadcast live on the site on June 15 at noon.
OklaTravelNet features a vast interactive archive of travel videos, a live news ticker with links to events and attractions, and a daily live news program called OklaTravelNews.
For more information, please visit www.oklatravelnet.com or contact Jennifer McLaughlin at 918-582-6200
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 Car 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–The Mayor’s Sock Hop – Tulsa Convention Center. A nominal admission fee will be charged and a full concession stand will be available.
Visit www.buriedcar.com for more information and event updates.