A New Way To Avoid Speed Traps

 

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America’s first camouflaged automobile has been let loose, and is now on the war path. The inhabitants of the Pacific Coast from Seattle to San Diego swear they are “seeing things.” A sheriff who has a record for pinching speeders is out after the camoufleurs who committed “camouflage” to prove that America’s automobiles are as chameleon-like while on the war path as those in Europe.

Oakland Tribune, Oct. 28, 1917

 

photo and caption by Shorpy

 

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/