Bel Air Cowboy by flyrod

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1959 Chevrolet Bel Air

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

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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
    flyrodover 1 year ago


    It’s a hot summer night on the West Texas plain
    Off in the distance you hear a freight train

    Or could it be the sound of evil you fear
    Headlights approaching as you look to the rear

    You smell burning rubber and high-octane gas
    Move to the shoulder and just let them pass

    Don’t make eye contact and keep your head low
    They’re like a time bomb that’s ready to blow

    They tore-up the pavement on Interstate Ten
    This driver spent fifteen years in the pen

    A psycobilly cowboy from the town of Greene
    Whipped by “the man”, this boy turned out mean

    An old Bel Air Chevy with a big four-o-nine
    With plenty of guts and a thick steel spine

    Two deadly monsters acting as one
    Raising some Hell and killing for fun

    The Highway Patrol was left in the lurch
    The Texas Rangers had a statewide search.

    Those law dogs were dumb as a sack of nails
    Sniffing out leads but everyone fails

    The old yellow ragtop had plenty of guts
    A whiskey-bent driver they all thought was nuts

    They crossed the state with barely a pause
    A Hell-bound duo without any cause

    Just born to be wild and always on edge
    Like suicide jumpers out on a ledge

    Folks said they both were in love with dying
    And they got their wish without even trying

    They crashed head-on with a gasoline truck
    A line was crossed and they ran out of luck

    They buried them deep and neither was mourned
    The punk and his Chevy that everyone scorned

    Hell swings open it’s rusty gate
    The Bel Air Cowboy has met his fate

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Enjoyed the poem and the image, flyrod!

  • Thanks for stopping in Dot

    – flyrod

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 1 year ago

    This is some amazing processing, love the tattoo effect down the side of the car and how you have turned primer into paint, great stuff! Poem and concept your usual high standard.

  • Thanks for stopping in Nigel

    – flyrod

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthover 1 year ago

    Fine looking work

  • Thanks for stopping in Larry

    – flyrod

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 1 year ago

    Always look forward to seeing your fantastic images and great poems – and you’ve gone and done it again!

  • Thanks for stopping in Monnie

    – flyrod

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 1 year ago

    Brillant work Flyrod.

  • Thanks for stopping in Steven

    – flyrod

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshover 1 year ago

    Your EXPRESSIVE Image & Writing is on DISPLAY Here

  • Much appreciated Kanages

    – flyrod

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 1 year ago

    Well added lace work. How 60’s is that! You brilliant processing and pomes are always a treat!

  • Thanks for stopping in Paul

    – flyrod

  • jainiemac
    jainiemacover 1 year ago

  • Thanks for stopping in Jainie

    – flyrod

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    11-03-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thanks for stopping in Kira

    – flyrod

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