19th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
This is Clark and his car Daisy, a 1962 Cadillac DeVille with custom "Dazzle Camouflage" paint originally used on battleships in WWI. The disruptive paint scheme is similar to Cubist paintings and was effective in obscuring the direction and speed of the battleships from German U-boats. Since this photograph Daisy has been repainted baby blue and is now for sale to fund further Cadillac restorations.
Almost like a scene right out of American Graffiti, "Dazzle Camouflage" is a throwback to the greaser-styled cool of the 1950s and early '60s. Illuminated by the red glow of the taillights, the subject is in perfect symmetry with his car. His hair, leather jacket and white T-shirt almost seem like an extension of his black and white spotted car -- epitomizing "camouflage."
One more week to vote!
Don't forget to cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.