Previously on MetaFilter,
you remember the Plymouth Belvedere
that was buried in a downtown Tulsa time capsule 50 years ago? The Tulsarama!
folks were going to unveil it on Friday, but on opening the vault today they discovered it's full of standing water
. Someone (or his/her descendant) will win this
impending environmental disaster if they correctly guessed Tulsa's 2007 population in 1957.
posted by dw
on Jun 13, 2007 -
On June 15, 1957, a new gold and white 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe was buried in a time capsule in downtown Tulsa, OK.
The car was entombed in a concrete vault beneath the then lawn of city hall as part of Tulsa's semi-centennial.The interment
, forgotten by Chrysler Motors according to one report by a former employee,
is sparking interest largely due to the fact that the car is scheduled to be exhumed on June 15, 2007 as part of Tulsa's centennial celebration.
It was buried to establish the timelessness of Plymouth design, an assertion that has proven both ironically wrong
and ironically right
Oh, the car goes to the person who correctly guessed the population of Tulsa in 2007 at the time the car was buried, or that person's heirs. The problem will be finding them.
posted by VMC
on Jul 11, 2006 -
Aero Warriors: Battling at super speedways on Sunday to sell cars on Monday.
In 1969 only showroom stock cars were permitted in NASCAR sanctioned events. This meant in order to compete a car had to be produced and available through dealers in minimum quantities. Only minor changes for racing were allowed. And in 1969 Ford and Chrysler were locked in a Battle Royale to win races. To this end both produced cars designed to dominate on the 1+ mile speedways. For Chrysler: the Dodge Charger 500, Dodge Charger Daytona, and Plymouth Road Runner Superbird. For Ford: the Ford Torino Talladega
and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II
. Aero Warriors is the story and history of these street legal, 200mph (320kph) capable, wildly winged cars from the Chrysler side of the line.
posted by Mitheral
on Mar 19, 2006 -