Floor tickets now available for Tulsarama unveiling

Tulsa, OK‘ April 27th, 2007’ Floor tickets will be available for the Tulsarama 2007 Buried Belvedere Unveiling beginning Monday, April 30 at 9:00 a.m. 

    Floor tickets are $25 plus handling charges and may be purchased by visiting the box office at the Tulsa Convention Center, going to www.carsonattractions.com or calling (918) 584-2000.  Other tickets are $5 for upper level seating and $10 for lower level seating.  A $10 ticket also allows admission into the Invitational Auto Show, which will be held June 15-17 in the Convention Center.  

    The Buried Belvedere will be unearthed at noon on Friday, June 15, 2007 and transported to the arena of the Tulsa Convention Center for the 6:30 unveiling.  Doors will open for the unveiling at 5:30 p.m.

    In addition to seeing the Belvedere for the first time in 50 years, the contents of the time capsule will be revealed as well as the items located in the glove compartment and trunk of the car. 

For more information, visit www.buriedcar.com.    

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.  

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