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AMSOIL tapped to lube car

AMSOIL is an official sponsor of Tulsarama, in which a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere was removed from a time capsule. Legendary hot rod builder Boyd Coddington is using AMSOIL lubricants and filters in his mission to revive the buried car.

AMSOIL is an official sponsor of Tulsarama, in which a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere was removed from a time capsule. Legendary hot rod builder Boyd Coddington is using AMSOIL lubricants and filters in his mission to revive the buried car.

Coddington and his crew are responsible for getting the Belvedere running after spending 50 years buried in the underground vault. The process will be filmed for an episode of American Hot Rod, which will air on The Learning Channel.

Before the car was buried, residents were asked to guess the population of Tulsa in the year 2007 with the promise that whoever turned out to be closest would be awarded the car at Oklahoma's Centennial celebration in 2007. The entries were sealed and buried with the car inside the vault.

Coddington, who has won the prestigious "America's Most Beautiful Roadster" Award a record seven times and he was voted "Man of the Year" in 1988 by Hot Rod Magazine, met Thursday with AMSOIL Director of Aftermarket Products Karl Dedolph, Marketing Communications Vice President Kevin McBride and Advertising Director Ed Newman.

"We asked him his real feelings about getting the car started. He replied that publicly he has had to remain optimistic, 'but it doesn't look good,' " Newman said in an e-mail.

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