Tulsarama! - Buried Car Time capsule - June 15 2007

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    A bottle of tranquilizers. :eek: :p

    They should've sealed it up for a hundred years, is there much point in digging up a time capsule that was only buried within the living memory of people?

    How bizarre though... do we have anyone from Tulsa here on MR?

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  2. smokeyrabbit macrumors 6502

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    How would they award the car to a 100-year old corpse? ;)
     
  3. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Something tells me it was a kids only competition back in '57. :p

    But anyway... that aside, 50 years isn't all that long a time. I always thought that the idea of time capsules was to give future generations in a different lifetime a glimpse of what life in a particular era was like, but considering 1957 is still in living memory, kind of defeats the point really.

    Hopefully the american metal will have stood the test of time, something tells me had this been tried with a sterling car, they'd be nothing left but an iron oxide deposit. ;) :p
     
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    I think they assumed we would all have flying cars. robots, rampant artificial intelligence that sort of thing.
     
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    I am in Tulsa. I hear the car was very rusted and is in rough shape. On a separate note, I am ready for the Apple Store to open here. :)
     
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    I am not sure who won the car. I don't think they have claimed it yet though. They have 5 years to make their claim. It will be one heck of a project car for someone. :rolleyes:
     
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    This kind of makes me want to go dig up the time capsules that my various elementary school classes buried in the woods and playground behind my school...I wonder if they're still there or if it was a gimmick by the teacher...
     
  10. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    I'm a Native of Tulsa but transplanted to So-Cal in early '03 ... But i still miss some of ' Tulsa-Flavor ' that i can't find here..


    Like this yum :D
     
  11. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Looks quite....flat. ;)
     
  12. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    I'm commenting of some Tulsa Food that i miss.. :p
     
  13. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    It's gonna be in appalling condition having sat in several feet of water all that time...
     
  14. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    A few interior shots. Everything but the car seems to have held up pretty well.
     
  15. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    :p :p :p :p :p :p
     
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    It is a sort-of funny thing to mention, but how would the contents of that woman's purse have changed today? Maybe a bottle of Prozac (or substitute your favorite pharmaceutical) instead of tranquilizers? ;)
     
  18. jericho53 macrumors regular

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    Perhaps cell phones, PDAs, iPods, nationwide credit cards, bottle of tranquilizers.:D Ok not everything has changed.
     
  19. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Can't forget the keys to her H2 that she needs to haul around her only child and a few groceries.
     
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    how ironic that picked a plymouth...
     
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    Well, at least it wasn't an AMC, Rambler, Nash, Edsel, etc. :D


    But from what I've heard from classic car guys, late 50's Belvederes rusted like hell even when not in standing water for 50 years.
     

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