1955 Cadillac Sixty Special

Two image compilation, significant cloning and painting
Canon 5D mark2 24-105mm 1:4 lens
Photoshop CS6

The name’s Flyrod. American car culture is my thing. If it rolls, roars, or rumbles I’m into it. Statistics and facts aren’t my gig. My mission is to track down and capture the infamous rides that make up pop culture, and to tell their stories.

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  • flyrod
    flyrodover 1 year ago


    They sure had some trouble in Vatican City
    Plagued by a scandal it was such a pity

    When Benedict hung up his red Prada shoes
    And all of those Cardinals were singin’ the blues

    A new voice would come to Earth from afar
    In the form of a fifty-five Cadillac car

    Under the hood beat the heart of a stallion
    And unlike so many, it wasn’t Italian

    It would not reign from the streets of Rome
    Graceland in Memphis would be its new home

    It channeled its word through a man named Elvis
    Who drew a big crowd by swinging his pelvis

    He spoke to the people through the songs he’d sing
    Millions adored him and called him the King

    But he was a just man, good looking and gallant
    Who spoke to the world with his special talent

    Inspiring words would roll off his lips
    And sins were forgiven by shaking his hips

    Those Cardinals couldn’t sing, so they had to go
    The Jordanaires backed him at every show

    He feed the poor with his special manna
    A sandwich of peanut butter and nana

    The crowds would sing and shout out chants
    As he shook his leg in white leather pants

    Lifting our spirits was his only goal
    He started the church of Rock-n-Roll

    Of this great event no profit foretold
    A long Fleetwood Special of white and gold

    Pope Elvis came here to lift up your soul
    That fifty-five Cadillac knew how to roll

    There’s no greater gift than music, I say
    So turn up the volume and brighten your day

  • swaby
    swabyover 1 year ago

    This makes me want to jump in and at a high rate of speed drive off to the ends of the earth! Fabulous, always fabulous, beautiful, wonderful work!

  • Thanks very much swaby

    – flyrod

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 1 year ago

    A hunk a hunk of burning love for the Caddy, Elvis, your photo and poem!

  • I appreciate that Paul

    – flyrod

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    You are da’ best! Exemplary work!!

  • I appreciate that John

    – flyrod

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Ah, Elvis…my favorite since I was 13. Love this!

  • I appreciate that Cot

    – flyrod

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshover 1 year ago

    View GALLERY Here

  • I appreciate that Kanages

    – flyrod

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 1 year ago

    Excellent work.

  • Thanks very much Steven

    – flyrod

  • John Velocci
    John Velocciover 1 year ago

  • Thanks very much baneling

    – flyrod

  • Rebecca Cozart
    Rebecca Cozartover 1 year ago

    Love it…pink caddie! Perfect

  • Thanks very much Rebecca

    – flyrod

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    Magnificent!! :)

  • Thanks very much Keith

    – flyrod

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