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Feature story: South Court's 'gadget guy'

Artist and designer Neal Ormond creates flamethrowers, armored vehicles in his back yard

It was a warm fall evening on the Stanford University campus several years ago and students were celebrating the Full Moon on the Quad, Stanford's annual bacchanalian welcoming ritual, which pairs incoming freshmen with seniors. Neal Ormond soared up in the JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser, flames shooting out from the armored tank he built by hand. Students cheered and the Stanford Marching Band noisily cavorted among the celebrants.

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Posted by Charlie McPoyle
a resident of Woodside
on Apr 16, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Neal Ormond is a modern day MacGyver. I can't believe that he made an armored vehicle in his backyard. The picture of the cruiser looks incredible. I want to see him cruising along town in it. Web Link


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