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THE TOOLS: Canon 5D Mark 2 with 24-105mm 1:4 lens. Mac pro with Photoshop CS5 and Wacom tablet.

INSPIRATION: 1950’s magazine illustration

It just arrived in the mailbox discreetly wrapped in brown paper. Your heart beats faster with anticipation. What gorgeous models will be exposed for your enjoyment is this month’s issue, you think to yourself. You carefully remove the wrapper revealing the exquisitely printed glossy masterpiece. It’s the finest magazine in the history of the world as far as you’re concerned, and maybe the best literary work of all time. That’s right, it’s the monthly issue of CARBOY magazine. Classy articles, great interviews, sophisticated humor; it’s got it all. But unlike most magazines that readers browse though from cover to cover, CARBOY readers open the magazine in the middle to unveil it’s trademark photograph, the centerfold. Each month a gorgeous sexy new model is revealed to stimulate every man’s fantasy. Boy would you like to get your hands on one of these honeys.
Your eyes are fully dilated as you part the slick pages. Your jaw drops when you first lay eyes on her. You’ve seen some real lookers in your day but they all take a backseat to this curvaceous delight. She’s the 1958 Chevrolet Impala 2 door hardtop. Oh man, is she ever built! You just want to reach out and run your hands along those silky smooth fenders. And check out that set of headlights. Va Va Voom! What a shapely rear end too, you’re thinking. Like all CARBOY models see doesn’t reveal everything though, so you’ll just have to imagine what she’s got under the hood.
You’re thinking to yourself, “I’ll bet she’s and incredible ride”. But you’ll have to bag a lot of groceries and pump a lot of gas before she will be seen with the likes of you.
So stay motivated boy, and maybe someday you will land one just like her. In the mean time you’ll have to take satisfaction in knowing that the next issue will arrive in only thirty days. Life is better when you have something to look forward to, even if it’s just the next version of…The Centerfold.

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 3 years ago

    Original image

  • Rebecca Cozart
    Rebecca Cozartabout 3 years ago

    Another outstanding piece. Happy New Year!

  • Thanks Rebecca. Happy New Year to you as well.

    – flyrod

  • Steve Mezardjian
    Steve Mezardjianabout 3 years ago


    What a spectacular composition and commentary! You are so gifted in both your mind’s eye, and creative prose!


  • Very kind of you Steve. I appreciate your comment.

    – flyrod

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaabout 3 years ago

    Excellent Image! 01/02/2012
    Please participate in this features forum. CLICK HERE

  • Thank you Deb.

    – flyrod

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 3 years ago

    Love your little twist of the story here,…..LOL,….
    Beautiful Centerfold too,….

  • Thanks very much John. Don’t be spending to much time staring at that thing now.

    – flyrod

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 3 years ago

    Thoroughly enjoyable, flyrod!

  • Thanks Dot, glad you liked it.

    – flyrod

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 3 years ago


  • Always special Tammera. Thank you.

    – flyrod

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

    congratulations for your well deserved feature in the GROUP !!!
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you very much Francis

    – flyrod

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks francis

    – flyrod

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 3 years ago

    Nice work, sir!

  • Thank you John. Happy New Year.

    – flyrod

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