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The Outlier by flyrod

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1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
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Canon 5D Mark 2, 24-105mm 1:4 lens
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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


    Have you felt like a Cadillac in a world of old trucks?
    Or a graceful white swan on a pond full of ducks

    Sometimes it’s tough to be the best in class
    In a place where fine art is a wall-mounted Bass

    You’re out-of-place like pleated slacks
    In a land where jeans reveal butt cracks

    You’re lost in the status quo my friend
    Where viewpoints are rigid and rarely bend

    You’re a black tuxedo and you’ve got the blues
    You’re stuck in a closet filled with brown shoes

    Your health conscious views and vegan diet
    Aren’t welcome here because they just don’t buy it

    The landscape is wide but the minds are narrow
    In this land of hawks you’re a lonely sparrow

    New ideas can be hard to swallow
    When old school rules are the ones they follow

    Innovation can leave you high and dry
    Big ideas that the masses won’t try

    Without the outliers we’d all drive a Ford
    And I for one would be kind of board

    So raise the bar in whatever you do
    When others around you haven’t a clue

    Embrace new ideas and you will be stronger
    Keep your brain working and you will live longer

    Be like this Cadillac, best in class
    Don’t look in the mirror, just step on the gas

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 1 year ago

    Enjoyed the poem very much, and the image is great!

  • Always appreciated. Thanks for the comment Dot

    – flyrod

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 1 year ago

    Awesome poem and image!!

  • Always appreciated. Thanks for the comment John

    – flyrod

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanabout 1 year ago

    Right on – my sentiments exactly! Fantastic work as usual!

  • Always appreciated. Thanks for the comment Monnie

    – flyrod

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfabout 1 year ago

    Fantastic clean look, 1st in class!

  • Always appreciated. Thanks for the comment Paul

    – flyrod

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertabout 1 year ago

    Superb image and great poem.

  • Always appreciated. Thanks for the comment Nigel

    – flyrod

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterabout 1 year ago

    Gorgeous – love the lighting and the sky

  • Always appreciated. Thanks for the comment Robyn

    – flyrod

  • ChasSinklier
    ChasSinklierabout 1 year ago

    I feel more like a Rat Rod in a World of Rats – Rode Hard – Put Away Wet! – Ha! The mid-fifties Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible is my second fave ride in the whole wide world FlyRod – Fully Restored they are just a bit pricey for my taste at this juncture – Ha! – I used juncture in a sentence – we had a bet here at the clubhouse that I couldn’t use juncture in a sentence and now I’ve used juncture four times in this missive – Double Plus ++ Ha! This is such a nice photo of it as well ~:0) VivaChas!

  • Always appreciated. Thanks for the comment Chas

    – flyrod

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthabout 1 year ago

    looking good

  • Always appreciated. Thanks for the comment Larry

    – flyrod

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 1 year ago

    Love your epic works Flyrod!! :)

  • Always appreciated. Thanks for the comment Keith

    – flyrod

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