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Man Travels Across The World To See The Buried Belvedere

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Belvedere fever spreads to the other side of the world. Thousands of people will watch Friday night to see what became of Tulsa’s famous buried car. But chances are no one has traveled farther to see the unveiling than Michael Lindmark. News On 6 anchor Omar Villafranca reports Lindmark traveled more than 6,800 miles from his hometown in Sweden to Tulsa, Oklahoma, just to see a piece of American history.

In Sweden, there's a word for people like Lindmark.

"Bieltukig, car crazy," Lindmark said.

Lindmark loves American cars. Not the newer, flashy models, but the older, forgotten ones.

"Mostly 40's and the 50's, I like the curves on the old, big, big cars,” he said. "I have a ‘48 Pontiac and a '67 Skylark convertible."

He first read about Tulsa's buried Belvedere in a Swedish car magazine.

"And there it stood, a small ad of a car that was buried, and I thought that I must see it," Lindmark said.

Lindmark's wife and five daughters know he's crazy about cars. But when he told them he wanted to take a family vacation to the U.S. to see a buried car, they thought he lost his mind.

“They're still calling me crazy,” he said. “Most of my friends understood why I wanted to see the car, because they know how much I love the American, vintage cars."

It wasn't until Lindmark landed in Tulsa that he learned he needed tickets to see the buried Belvedere in person. He got a little help from his landlord and an anonymous donor scored him a ticket.

"Hopefully I will see a fresh car,” Lindmark said.

“But if it has a little damage, are you going to be disappointed?” asked News On 6 anchor Omar Villafranca.

“No. It doesn't matter if it's rusty. I love the cars anyway,” Lindmark said.

Not bad for his first trip to the U.S.

Lindmark’s wife and five daughters won't be able to go but will watch it on TV.

Michael Lindmark loves American cars so much, he's starting a business to import older American cars to Sweden.

Watch the video: Swedish Family Travels To Green Country For The Buried Belvedere


To see Lindmark's website, click here.
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