A Red Crown Truck and a Hot Cup of Coffee by flyrod

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A Red Crown Truck and a Hot Cup of Coffee by 

Original image
Diamont T Tanker truck
Photo compilation and conversion
Red Crown graphics were added to the truck and Sign

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


diamond t, gas station, service, staion, truck, tanker, antique, coffee, signage

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
    flyrod9 months ago

    A Red Crown Truck and a Hot Cup of Coffee

    My friends all tell me that I’ve got it made
    Money in the bank and a mortgage that’s paid

    A brand new shiny red Cadillac DeVille
    A ten-room mansion built high on the hill

    A boat on the lake and a cabin by the mountain
    A backyard garden with a white marble fountain

    To have all this I worked hard all my life
    I raised three kids and I still love my wife

    There’s just one problem with material things
    The older you get the less joy it all brings

    Back in the days when I was just starting out
    I drove a gas truck on the Wichita route

    Happiness comes in a lot of different ways
    Like those old truck stops and little café’s

    When I was still a trucker the things I liked most
    Were a hot cup of coffee and a plate of French toast

    A good conversation with the waitress on duty
    The one with blonde hair, I think her name was Trudy

    I was rich then though I didn’t have a buck
    Just a hot cup of coffee and that Red Crown truck

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangert9 months ago

    I have to agree riches are not always material, great image and poem.

  • I appreciate the comment Nigel.

    – flyrod

  • ChasSinklier
    ChasSinklier9 months ago

    Great Story FlyRod – would just about like to do it all over again but better -Ha! Beautiful piece of work – story and picks waxes me deeply – though on a positive note I’m gonna have a cup of Joe right now – might get down the old espresso pot and see what a huge jolt of serious Joe will do to this fine day – Kudos FlyRod ~:0) VivaChas!

  • I appreciate the comment Chas. Here’s to you my friend, we’ll have a vertual drink together.

    – flyrod

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesor9 months ago

    Fantastic Flyrod!! :)

  • I appreciate the comment Keith

    – flyrod

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDavies9 months ago

    Lovely what you did with this classic truck! Great editing!

  • I appreciate the comment Angie

    – flyrod

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carter9 months ago

  • Thanks Robyn

    – flyrod

  • Thanks very much Robyn

    – flyrod

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Ramesh9 months ago

    Your EXPRESSIVE Image & Writing is DISPLAYED Here

  • I appreciate the feature Kanages

    – flyrod

  • McGaffus
    McGaffus9 months ago

  • I appreciate the feature McGaffus

    – flyrod

  • Keith Hawley
    Keith Hawley9 months ago

    Outstanding work as usual my friend…

  • Thanks so much Keith

    – flyrod

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimage9 months ago

    apologies, I have deleted this image by mistake from the inspired art group. please try to submit again ! thank you.
    my best, francis.

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