Amphi Trick-or-Treat...

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by, Oct 31, 2000.


    Took Amphi to the local costume shop for his
    annual Halloween costume selection. Amphi
    labored over the vast selection of masks and
    vacillated on making a final choice for nearly
    a hour. Finally the choices were narrowed -
    torn between "Aquaman" and "The Creature
    From the Black Lagoon." I became impatient
    and volunteered to buy both. Then as we were
    about to make the purchase... Amphi spied
    the ultimate costume, one in which Amphi
    felt best depicted the realm of his amphibious
    existence in a surrealistic manner. Have to give
    Amphi credit on his selection, he really did use
    his imagination here. I doubt any other car
    has such creative talent as Amphi and I can
    only marvel at Amphi's ability to twist what
    is expected into the unexpected, to be totally
    unprecedented. I could see the wheels turning
    the moment Amphi saw the costume and I knew
    some modifications would be needed in order
    to make Amphi's Halloween 2000 a special
    event. So without further delay I labored on
    Amphi's costume until 2:00 in the morning,
    getting all the plaster shaped, the straps to be
    hidden, the white paint applied, and most
    importantly the bilge pump plumbing rerouted
    for the main effect. A few test squirts later
    and we are ready. Amphi has been transformed
    into a classic European water fountain sculpture
    that has a little boy pissing into a pond, and a
    mermaid (not my mermaid) looking on. It's
    positively brilliant! Still need to tweek Amphi's
    horn to belch out "Trick or Treat," but that's
    easy compared to what we've already accomplished.
    A fun and safe Halloween to all our Amphi
    friends across the land.

    `64 Turquoise (temporarily marble white)
    San Diego

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