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1958 Mercury Montclaire Turnpike Cruiser
Canon5D Mark 2, 24-105mm 1:4 lensPhotoshop CS6
1958, mercury, turnpike, cruiser, montclair, sci fi, futuristic, car, automobile, space, needle, classic, antique, fifties
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.
THE FUTURE IS IN THE PAST
I’m a radioactive ethanol userIn a Mercury Montclair Turnpike Cruiser
The taillights look like a lazar gunIt’s got a V8 engine that’s powered by the Sun
My girlfriend is a robot from Planet MarsShe’s got a thing for guys who drive ‘58 cars
We live in a house in Space Needle CityWith a dog named Droid and a saber-tooth kitty
We like to eat out at the Atomic DinerWere the radiated food couldn’t taste finer
The nuclear cheese steak is really the bomb!As they call out your number on the intercom
When it feels like things have gone helter-skelterWe watch TV in our fallout shelter
George and Judy Jetson are our new best friendsAnd LOOK magazine keeps us up on the trends
I work at a plant that builds light socketsFor supersonic jets and big space rockets
Turn the radio on and let the Rock-n-Roll blastWe called it the future and now it’s in the past
Excellent image and poem, as always!
Dot, Thanks for weighing in. I appreciate the feedback.
Ah, 1958 – it was a very good year! Another blast from the past and a terrific poem to go with it!
Monnie, Thanks for weighing in. I appreciate the feedback. Those 58’s are special. Nothing before or after was quite like them.
Outstanding work as usual…. mr. flyrod!
Isn’t that the truth of it FlyRod – Future’s in the Past while the Present is Hopeless – Ha! Down With Ethanol!!! When U start burning food for power (unnecessarily I might add) millions will starve to death – when a simple pipeline for homegrown oil is all that’s needed – - – Sorry FlyRod old chum – just got carried away with the realities released in your poem – Good Job – Good Pix – - – We just had a vote here at the clubhouse and everybody thinks Ur Tops!!! ~:0) VivaChas!
Chas, Thanks for weighing in. I appreciate the feedback.
Love the poem, great image.
Nigel, Thanks for weighing in. I appreciate the feedback.
I spent many hours in my grandparents ’58 Merc, so this brings back many happy memories. Excellent work, flyrod!
Well lucky you. My parents had a 54 Plymouth, the ugliest car ever made. Thanks for weighing in. I appreciate the feedback Gordon.
A unique ride that is not seen often. Beautifully presented flyrod
Rare indeed my friend. The only one I’ve ever seen. 58 was the year of the outliers for sure. Thanks for weighing in. I appreciate the feedback Paul.
10-02-13 Congratulations!Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE
Thanks for weighing in. I appreciate the feature Kira.
Congratulations for your feature of this excellent work
Thanks for weighing in. I appreciate the feedback Jeff.