The Crapduster.

Crapduster

Field review by the editors.

Carthage, Missouri

This freak flying machine is made of an antique manure spreader fitted with biplane wings. It was built in 1997 by painter and sculptor Lowell Davis, a former cover artist for the old truck stop favorite, Sex to Sexty magazine, and now a beloved creator of cute farm figurine collectibles. The Crapduster is reported to be his favorite piece.

The Crapduster arrived here around the time that Davis's nearby attraction -- Red Oak II, a recreation of his boyhood home town -- was falling apart amid various scandals, along with his marriage. Davis's friend, Sam Butcher, encouraged him to fly to the Philippines for a vacation.

Back of the Crapduster.

Davis made the trip, found a new bride, and now is reportedly working on reviving Red Oak II. The Crapduster remains here, although it may not stay here once Davis gets his act together.

Crapduster

Flyin' W Convenience Store

Address:
13011 Hwy 96, Carthage, MO
Directions:
Flyin' W Convenience Store. US Hwy 71 exit east to Carthage on Hwy 96. Drive through town, over the railroad tracks, then about a mile east. On the north side.
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