Photo compilation from five images
1941 Hupp Skylark photographed at 2012 Guilford CT car show

Canon 5D Mark 2, 24-105mm 1:4 lens
Photoshop CS6

original image


hupp, skylark, crime, cityscape, car, automobile, night, 1941, sedan, blue, city lights

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
    flyrodabout 1 year ago


    The urban landscape was crawling with scum
    And terrorized people were feeling numb

    With corrupt politicians and cops on the take
    The fate of the system was surely at stake

    On a hot summer night the tide started to turn
    As a city on edge was feeling the burn

    The goons and the thugs were turning up dead
    With and upside-down cross stamped on their head

    A tattered sedan came into view
    An old Hupp Skylark faded and blue

    As the suicide door swung open wide
    A tall dark figure immerged from inside

    He wore a long trench coat and a flat brimmed hat
    He had wavy black hair and eyes like a cat

    Conventional wisdom says justice is blind
    But he found the guilty my reading their mind

    He struck down evil with fists made of fire
    For low-life’s and crooks the future was dire

    Judge and jury all rolled into one
    The dark angel warrior would get the job done

    Was he real or a figment of the imagination?
    The cable news headlines cried with sensation

    When a mind is distorted and gripped by fears
    It tends to exaggerate all that it hears

    The world as a whole is peaceful you see
    But you’ll never know it if your watching TV

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfabout 1 year ago

    Sensationalized new is getting very annoying. You sensational photo’s never are. Your the man flyrod.

  • Thanks so much Paul. Sorry you couldn’t make it to Rhinebeck. Probably the best show I’ve been to so far. I want both days. 600 modifieds on Saturday and 800 antique classics on Sunday. I’ve always wanted to shoot a 57 Cadillac Eldorado and I got 2 of them on Sunday. We’ll try for another show…maybe Syracuse?

    – flyrod

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 1 year ago

    Wow, great mood in this. Love the dark areas and those headlights.

  • Thanks so much. I appreciated the comment Dot.

    – flyrod

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanabout 1 year ago

    I agree you’re the man – nothing compares with your fabulous images and “matching” poems. Another winner!

  • Thanks so much. I appreciated the comment Monnie.

    – flyrod

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoabout 1 year ago

    Excellent! haven’t seen one of these in many moons. The story brought to mind Michael Jackson’s thriller…couldn’t get the melody out of my head while reading this! LOL Great work!

  • Thanks my friend. I see what you mean by the MJ comment, but that wasn’t my intent. I was thinking more Sin City. By the way, I noticed you sell on Fine Art America. How do you like that site? Is it worthwhile?

    – flyrod

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertabout 1 year ago

    Love the moody image and your usual poetic prowess.

  • Thanks so much. I appreciated the comment Nigel

    – flyrod

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 1 year ago

    Cool !

  • Thanks so much. I appreciated the comment Steven

    – flyrod

  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliotabout 1 year ago

    Nice work

  • Thanks so much. I appreciated the comment Noel

    – flyrod

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 1 year ago

    Your works of art are just a joy to look at,….Excellent once again,….

  • Thanks so much. I appreciated the comment John

    – flyrod

  • Daniel Sawyer
    Daniel Sawyerabout 1 year ago

    Very cool, Flyrod. Very cool.

  • Thanks so much. I appreciated the comment Daniel.

    – flyrod

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