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1952 Buick Wagon

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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


    It was back in the summer of sixty-nine
    When the winds of change were showing a sign

    Here is the lesson that experience would teach
    A couple of surfers, who were bums on the beach

    As Brian Wilson sang about those “Good Vibrations”
    Youth in search of change was causing gyrations

    Those Beach Party movies were a thing of the past
    We were getting-our-groove-on from a whole new cast

    Frankie, Connie, and Troy weren’t cool anymore
    It was the sound of Jimi Hendrix that made the crowd roar

    We packed-up the Woody as our “Endless Summer” ceased
    For a seven day journey on a road that headed east

    We “Let the Sun Shine In” as we crossed the dessert sands
    For a festival of music from thirty rockin’ bands

    We cruised through Colorado on a “Rocky Mountain High”
    Our minds were feeling free like an eagle in the sky

    We were “One Toke Over the Line” as we crossed the Mississippi
    Two stoned surfers and a hitchhiking hippy

    We were “Eight Miles High” just outside of Dayton
    When a broken fan belt kept us all waitin’

    Crosby, Stills, and Nash on our eight-track deck
    We were singing right along and we almost had a wreck

    By the time we got to Woodstock we had made the transformation
    No more waves to ride, we’ve joined the love generation

    We were “Grazin’ in the Grass” on Yasgur’s farm
    Running around naked and dancing arm-in-arm

    That’s when I learned that everything changes with time
    So listen my friends, and heed the words of this rhyme

    This lesson from the passed still holds true today
    It is written in the words Bob Dylan did say

    “Your old road is rapidly agin’
    For the times they are a-changin”

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 1 year ago


  • Much appreciated Guendalyn

    – flyrod

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanabout 1 year ago

    Amazing, as always!

  • Thanks Monnie, Much appreciated.

    – flyrod

  • ChasSinklier
    ChasSinklierabout 1 year ago

    Aaaackkk! 50s era Buicks Rock!!! Love every one of them – specially the skylark convertible – trouble is it’s taking awhile to find one I can afford that’s not a picture of a roller! – Ha! – bewdy FlyRod ~:0) VivaChas!

  • Much appreciated Chas. I could picture you hangin with those dudes my friend.

    – flyrod

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 1 year ago

    very cool

  • Much appreciated Luda

    – flyrod

  • Gordon  Beck
    Gordon Beckabout 1 year ago

    Another work of perfection, Flyrod…great job!

  • Much appreciated Gordon. This would be one for ypou to paint

    – flyrod

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 1 year ago

    Excellent work Flyrod!! :)

  • Much appreciated my friend.

    – flyrod

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaabout 1 year ago

    Oh yes!!! Fabulous….

  • Much appreciated Ellenita

    – flyrod

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 1 year ago

    Four holes… Roadmaster? Now are we talking the real Woodstock where I would hang on occasion…. or “Woodstock”? Another exceptional piece from the mind and talent of the flyrod!!!

  • We’re talking full blown festival, naked hippies on a farm, my friend. Don’t take the brown acid and other words of wisdom from Wavey Gravey. I’ve always said, "that John Schneider sure knows his hole count. Thanks buddy.

    – flyrod

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 1 year ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Much appreciated Francis.

    – flyrod

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