Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 21st, 2009
The visual revealing of “Cryptomobiles” continues today with a special presentation that must be raised to the level of art appreciation as well as woodcraft.
Todd Neiss sends along images of his “1979 Chevy K-10 Blazer [which] has a 400ci small block V-8 with an Edlebrock ‘Performer’ intake topped with a Carter 800 cfm 4-barrel carburetor, [plus] Turbo 400 auto transmission and dual exhaust out the back.
Neiss adds that,
“The paint scheme was done by me using real plants as stencils. I would spray the color (flat) I wanted for [what] plant first, then lay the plant over the paint and spray a background color over it. I intentionally arranged ground plants low on the body and trees on the upper half.
The whole truck took me two days. Technically it is a work in progress as I carry cans of paint with me in case I run into a plant I haven’t captured yet.”
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The disclaimer, “No plants were harmed in the making of this Chevy Blazer’s camouflage!!”, cannot be used regarding this cryptomobile.
Todzilla actually calls his camo-Chevy, the “Squatchmobile.”
Reportedly, Todd’s wife has yet to ride in it.
West Coast buddy and blogger extraordinaire David Pescovitz has found this vehicle worthy of being elevated for notice at his popular culture site, Boing Boing, I’m happy to say. Congratulations to Todzilla for making it to the land of 5 million hits in a day!!
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.