Miss Belvedere's New Owners Come To Town

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 2:30 pm
By: News On 6

Miss Belvedere’s new owners are coming to Tulsa. Levada Humbertson, 88, and Catherine Humbertson Johnson, 93, are the closest living relatives to Raymond Humbertson, winner of the buried 1957 Plymouth Belvedere given away during the Oklahoma Centennial. The women are to see the vehicle in person for the first time this week.

They will discuss plans for the once-buried vehicle at a 2 p.m. news conference Thursday, November 29, at the south entry of QuikTrip Center at Expo Square. They will be joined by Robert Carney, Levada Humbertson’s son, and Dwight Foster of Ultra One Manufacturing. The group plan to take the historic vehicle to Hackettstown, New Jersey, for preservation and eventually hope to go on a national tour.

“We will not be restoring the car, but preserving her for the future,” said Dwight Foster. Ultra One Manufacturing plans to treat the car with degreasing and rust removing solutions to remove rust and return the car to its once shiny exterior.

“We have to stop the rust because if nothing is done, this car will be dust in two years,” Foster said. “The main purpose is to try to totally stabilize it by putting a clear coat on it so it won’t rust again.”

The public is invited to attend the news conference on Thursday at 4145 E. 21st St. in Tulsa.

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