Monday, June 18, 2007

A buried car gets ruined

Caught this story last week ... And I can not, for the life of me, understand why they would even want to do this in the first place. Few at work have tried to explain it to me, but I just dont get it.

Back in 1957 the people in Tulsa, Oklahoma thought it would be neat to bury a current car and dig it up 50 years later to help celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Oklahoma becoming a state.

According to the event chairman back then, they chose the Plymouth Belvedere because it exemplified "an advanced product of American industrial ingenuity with the kind of lasting appeal that will still be in style 50 years from now."

WTF? They didnt bury anything else, just the car. The car wasnt even made in Oklahoma and it was a Plymouth Belvedere for god's sake. They could have at least buried a Bel Air or a Corvette.

And here's a car that got buried in the annals of time (and for good reason) the Lamborghini SUV aka The Rambo!


  1. that's awesome! i love when shit like this blows up in the faces of the political machine that starts them.

    granted, it would have been kind of cool to see a pristine 1957 car get pulled out of the ground after 50 years, and to start right up like nothing happened. but this is so much better on so many levels :)

    so, when does teh local government go after the company they contracted to seal the time capsule way back in 1957? You know someone's already talked about lawsuit. you just know it.

    on a lighter know, I actually liked that lamborgini 4x4! i had a poster that had it on it when i was in highschool.

  2. I still dont see what's neat about burying a car. Even if you did pull it out pristine and it started.

    The day I first read this story I saw a 1959 Mercury Coupe on my way home from work out and driving around.

    What's the fascination with the burying part? Did they think it was going to fly when they dug it up? And it going to shit just shows how stupid they were 50 years ago about not being careful when burying a car.

  3. This is cool. I think it sucks that the car was ruined when they opened the capsule. It would have been sweet to open it up and find a 1957 Belvedere in show room condition.

    I love this part...

    "Also buried with it were 10 gallons of gasoline — in case internal combustion engines became obsolete by 2007 — a case of beer, and the contents of a typical woman's handbag placed in the glove compartment: 14 bobby pins, a bottle of tranquilizers, a lipstick, a pack of gum, tissues, a pack of cigarettes, matches and $2.43."

    Now how cool is that?!? A bottle of tranquilizers?!? Thats awesome!

  4. Hmm in light of the new information (mainly the contents of the glovecompartment) I'm willing to rule this whole thing as cool now and not stupid.

  5. All hail the arbiter or cool!!!

  6. I would like to file a formal petition to wipe from the record any questions as to the coolness of the burying of the car and/or accessories.