OQUOSSOC — Neighbors in the Bald Mountain Road area are guessing what lawn sculpture will be added next to A.G. Newmyer’s summer home after a partial vehicle was buried last week on his hillside.

“Loads of neighbors have suggested what to bury next — vehicles, boats, airplanes, politicians, whatever,” Newmyer said. “We’ll see what inspiration strikes this summer.”

Newmyer, an investment and management consultant, has lived summers in Oquossoc since 1955 and winters in Florida, he said.

A collector of sculpture in Florida, mostly moderate, representational life-like figures, Newmyer borrowed the idea of burying a vehicle from a Strong garage.

Actually, he said, he wanted to let people know about the newest sculptor in town, his neighbor and friend, Oquossoc native Mike Koob, who’s better known for owning a a body shop with his brother and mother.

Koob was able to purchase half a car from a salvage yard.

“It’s a way of recycling,” Koob said Friday.

He built a brace for it, dug a hole in Newmyer’s banking and set it in.

All glass was taken out, and the car rear quarter and bumper were buried. Koob also wired the tail lights so that with an easy turn of the switch the bright red lights shine against the white of the car for night viewing.

The buried late-model Dodge sedan, like his farmhouse, garages and more roadworthy vehicles, is white, Newmyer said.

Most of the homes in the area are dark log-type homes, so when he built he went for a white farmhouse and garage. Now it’s known and has signs indicating the Oquossoc White House.

“For years, I have admired the three pickup truck beds buried along Route 4 at Tyler’s auto repair shop in Strong. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So I asked Koob’s Garage to copy the concept,” Newmyer said.

A “No Parking on the Grass” sign has been ordered but has not arrived. It will be added to the hillside, he said.

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