No. 1 Pit Stop of NASCAVE billboard.

S.C. Billboards: Pit Stop of NASCAVE, Undefeated Champion

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Howes Cave, New York

Two billboards for Secret Caverns grab the attention of passing motorists on Hwy 7. Beyond the painful "pit" joke, "Pit Stop of NASCAVE" offers travelers a painted menagerie of Fossil Man, Bigfoot, a Jackalope, Space Invaders, and a glassy-eyed chicken with a comically supersized foam rubber "SC" fan finger. According to the sign it's both two and three miles to Secret Caverns, which painter Todd DelMarter explained as a deliberate exercise in "numerology."

Undefeated Champion of the Earth billboard.

The second billboard, "Undefeated Champion of the Earth," is a Secret Caverns perennial, surviving a decade of weather and bad driving. It's packed with patriotic and pop culture imagery, along with a bat in a jester suit and skeletal cow angel. "It's a favorite," said Todd of the billboard. "We damn near lost it in a wind storm, and I have the scar to prove it."

Also see: Secret Caverns

S.C. Billboards: Pit Stop of NASCAVE, Undefeated Champion

Caverns Rd, Howes Cave, NY
At the intersection of Caverns Rd and Hwy 7.
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