57 Tulsa buried 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Boyd Coddington
Tulsa Story :This is a video pictorial of the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere that
was buried in
Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 15, 1957 as a time capsule. It was uncovered 50
years later on June 15, 2007.
I was hoping to see a pristine version of "Miss Belvedere", but as it
out, the vault leaked and filled with water, causing much damage to the
automobile. As a car enthusiast, I watched the story develop over the
few years. I waited and watched it live online as she was extracted from
the ground. When I saw the rust-colored dirt and muck on her, I had a bad
feeling about her condition.
I wish the person who won this car (by guessing the closest to the town's
actual 2007 population back in 1957) could have it restored, but that would
be a massive undertaking. On the other hand, she should get a chance to
I hope you enjoy the video, along with some before, during, and after
update the winner of this car was
Raymond Humbertson died in 1979
he was Marine and a Korean War veteran
he has 2 sisters who may inherit he car
Miss Belvedere Moves On
By Old Cars Weekly
After spending nearly 50 years quietly rusting beneath the Tulsa County
Courthouse lawn, the 1957 Plymouth Belvedere affectionately known as "Miss
Belvedere," is on the road once again.
Don't get too excited, when she rolled out of Tulsa earlier today, it
wasn't under her own power—she was whisked out of town in the back of a
After months of legal wrangling to establish ownership of what is clearly
the most famous "finned" Mopar in the world (yes, even more famous than
Stephen King's "infamous" Christine), Miss Belvedere has begun her journey
to New Jersey — and possibly a rust-free future.
Levada Humbertson Carney and Catherine Humbertson Johnson, elderly sisters
from Maryland, will officially take possession of the Belvedere as
beneficiaries of their brother Raymond Humbertson who won the car as part
of a contest held back in 1957.
Buried with the car was a time capsule containing people's guesses as to
what the population of Tulsa would be in 2007. Included among the hundreds
of guesses, was one made by Raymond Humbertson of Cumberland, Md., who died
in 1979. His guess was only 2,286 off the actual census numbers, closer
than any other entry.
Assisting the cars elderly owners will be Levada Carney's son Robert Carney
and Dwight Foster, President of the UltraOne Corporation.
As you will recall, as part of this ongoing saga, New Jersey-based
UltraOne, manufacturer of a line of rust removal products, will now begin
the pain-staking process of de-rusting and preserving what remains of the
According to Robert Carney, the car, which suffers from extensive damage
after being submerged in conditions described as a "watery grave" for an
unknown number of years, may eventually be able to take to the road under
her own power.
Once Miss Belvedere arrives in New Jersey she will undergo a lengthy
cleansing and rust removal process that her new owners and the folks at
UltraOne hope will stabilize the car before sealing it with a clear-coat
designed to halt the rusting process.
"We will not be restoring the car but preserving her for the future," Mr.
Foster told the Tulsa World. "We have to stop the rust, because if nothing
is done, this car will be dust in two years."
According to the UltraOne Web site, future plans for Miss Belvedere could
include a second Tulsa unveiling and a tour around the country for special
events. Following the tour, the car's future remains unclear.
However, it has speculated that the car could find her way to the
Barrett-Jackson auction block in Scottsdale in the coming years.
we will miss you the legend Boyd Coddington,
Hate him all ya want. Still a human beeing doing what he loved!
Please show more respect?
And he died of a basilar skull fracture.
He cracked the base of the skull leaking cerebral fluid. That alone isn't
an instant kill, but he also broke his neck in addition, so . . .
Use seatbelts! and HANS devices
Dale Earnhardt Intimidator Camaro.wmv
Just when you thought you'd seen every special-edition Chevrolet Camaro out there another model
comes along. Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet of Newton, NC has pulled the sheets
back on a new Intimidator Camaro. The model follows in the
footsteps of the 2001 Intimidator Camaro SS, by throwing a heap of
at the already formidable muscle car. Under the hood, a supercharged V8
churns out 704 horsepower and 695
pound-feet of torque, while the rest of the vehicle has received suitable
upgrades to cope with the increased performance. The suspension now wears
one-inch drop rate springs, adjustable sway bars and new subframe
connectors, along with a set of cross-drilled rotors help bring the vehicle
down from speed.
A custom, single-piece aluminum shifter is part of the package indoors, as
well as suede seat inserts, white-face gauges and an Intimidator logo
embroidered into each headrest. Outside, the Intimidator Camaro can be distinguished from
its non-NASCAR name-checking counterparts by its cowl hood, race-inspired
spoilers and chrome wheels.
1996 Cadillac Presidential Limousine at Barrett-Jackson
A 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Presidential Series Limousine from the
Barrett-Jackson auction on January 19th, 2008. This is the only
Presidential limousine ever offered for sale to the public. Jay Leno was
seen in many of the shots assisting in the sale with Clinton jokes, but
I've edited out a lot of him due to space and time.
Bikini girl's reaction to Dale Earnhardt's 800hp NASCAR
http://www.POVtestdrive.com - How will a hot bikini babe react to the raw
power of an 800hp NASCAR? Watch a girl's reaction to an original Dale
Earnhardt Sr. 800hp NASCAR as they go through a drive thru, terrorize the
mall security, and finish up at the police station. All with a barely
dressed female riding shotgun and screaming the whole way. Yep, that's a
good way to use one of Dale Sr.'s original cars!
Special thanks to Nicodemus, Inc.
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Kyle Busch Brings His Face To A Fistfight
It may not be news that Richard Childress unloaded several punches on kyle
Busch after the Friday truck race in Kansas, but it's still funny.
Childress apparently calculated the punishment as he removed his jewelry
before he got to Busch...fines to follow.