Tulsarama!(or Christine…is that you?)

Friday 15 Jun 07, was to be a day of celebration for the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. On that date in 1957, the city sealed a time capsule, with a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere, and numerous artifacts from that era.
Here is how the event and the contents of the time capsule are described:

While some lucky person may (or may not) win a brand new 1957 Plymouth in the year 2007, the winner has several other prizes to look forward to, among them a $100 trust fund accruing interest until the year 2007. Included with the Plymouth is a 5 gallon can of gasoline, a jar of Oklahoma crude oil, and in the glovebox, fourteen bobby pins, a ladies compact plastic rain cap, several combs, a tube of lipstick, pack of gum, facial tissues $2.73 inbills and coins and a pack of cigarettes with matches – all items that might have been found in a woman’s purse circa 1957,

The car’s glove compartment contains two other interesting items: a parking ticket (unpaid!) and a boftle of tranquilizers. Depending an the Belvedere’s condition, the tranquilizers may be the most important part of the package.

Here you will find a video of the time capsule festivites, and all of it’s hopes and dreams, for the 2007 Tulsarama.
So now you are wondering, what happened at the ceremony to reveal the contents of the time capsule? Disappointment, in a word, as famous Hot Rod builder Boyd Coddington was there for the exhumation.

When organizers of the vehicle’s unveiling lifted the curtain and peeled back a protective coating caked in red mud, they found another red substance on the car — rust.

The full story is here, the unearthing video is here, and the ceremony is on video here.
One commentator estimated the sarcophagus contained an estimated 2,000 gallons of water.
If I were in Tulsa, I wouldn’t take my eyes off of the car for a moment, though. It might just be another Christine.

*UPDATE*:We Have A Winner! 


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