Limited-Edition Print o
f 350 (13x19) prints
Signed and numbered by the Artist.
2011 marked the 45th Anniversary of my "Brother in Design," and the closest thing I've had to an Art Teacher, Kenny Youngblood. I wanted to do one of my favorite "Blood did it!" designed cars, and I choose Dick Moritz's 1985-86 Dodge Daytona.
Now graphically, this is a very simple design, but it fits the car perfectly and with the "Coat of Arms" and the St. Moritz sign, I don't know how you could improve it. Now this design, with any other color combination, would have looked nice, but it wouldn't have the same visual impact. Only Youngblood could have come with this lemon yellow and maroon combo, then to have it painted by Bill Carter, and lettered by Steve Stanford, is it any wonder the car turned out so beautifully?
Unless you were lucky enough to see this car in person, you would be surprised to see that the car was almost a chartreuse color, instead of yellow. It had some orange fades running down the stripes, so whenever the car was photographed, it always turned a nice lemon yellow color, but it real life the color was so vibrant it had to be seen to be believed..:)
In this scene ,we see the car doing a burnout on late Saturday afternoon at the 1986 "World Finals" at Pomona, driven by Jim White.
Although the car ran good, it just wasn't that competitive on the tour, but there weren't many who looked better!
This certainly was one of the beauties of the 80s...:)