From The KOTV Vault: 1981 'Bedlam' 500 Races Through Downtown Tulsa

Friday, June 29th 2012, 3:03 pm
By: Dee Duren

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Anything for a good cause, right? In 1981, Tulsa participated in the Bedlam 500, where teams raced beds through downtown Tulsa.

A good-sized crowd of people came out to watch as teams from businesses like J.C. Penney and Heritage House raced to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy.

KOTV reporter Winifred Washington tells us some beds reached speeds of 15 m.p.h.

And some of the short shorts the guys were wearing? We'll let you decide by watching our latest From The KOTV Vault video.