The following feature appears in the March 2017 issue of NYLON.
“The best part about my car is the bench seat,” Dana Trippe tells me as we glide down the Pacific Coast Highway in her light blue 1972 Chevy Chevelle. “If I’m going out with two girls, we don’t have to leave anyone out—we can all sit up front!” It’s a small detail that goes a long way for the photographer, filmmaker, and multimedia artist, who has owned her ride, dubbed Daisy Blue, since she started driving six years ago.
With a well-worn vintage leather interior and a dash decked out in Simpsons and Star Wars figurines, it’s clear why Daisy has become the hangout of choice for Trippe’s tight-knit group of friends in Oceanside, California. “My car is always full of people,” she explains. “Whenever we need to go anywhere, I’m driving.”