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1923 Mack Truck

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cement, concrete, truck, mack, 1923, cement truck

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

    Rotgut Johnny
    a drive-by poem

    Johnny Long was the black sheep of his clan
    That foul smelling teamster was a very weak man

    Some say that Johnny was whiskey bent
    His mind was impaired and filled with torment

    He got away with murder because his daddy was rich
    That Bull Dog Driver was a son-of-a-bitch

    Johnny’s old man had the law in his pocket
    So he never got on a courtroom docket

    A Chevy sedan was cresting a hill
    When Rotgut Johnny got his first kill

    The Police report said he crossed the white line
    But Johnny was cleared without even a fine

    A couple of lovers were parked in the night
    When his big truck hit them with all of its might

    That diesel was loaded and so was the driver
    When dust finally settled there’d be so survivor

    The newspaper headlines screamed with excitement
    The public demanded they bring an indictment

    Then Johnny crashed into the mill town gate
    Four workers died when they met their fate

    As that staggering driver was stinking of liquor
    The old Grim Reaper never came quicker

    For this time old Johnny ran out of luck
    He was tossed in the path of an oncoming truck

    He died in a flash like a bug on a windshield
    When a big cement truck didn’t bother to yield

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 1 year ago

    Brillant poem and visually stunning image Flyrod.

  • Thanks for dropping in. I appreciate the comment Steven

    – flyrod

  • Very much appreciated Steven.

    – flyrod

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 1 year ago

    I must say,…..I have never seen one of those old cement trucks before,…..Wonderful find,…..Presented very nicely,…..

  • Thanks for dropping in. I appreciate the comment John.

    – flyrod

  • Very much appreciated John.

    – flyrod

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Awesome work, flyrod!

  • Thanks for dropping in. I appreciate the comment Dot

    – flyrod

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    Wow, a chain drive Mack!! Awesome!!!!

  • Thanks for dropping in. I appreciate the comment John. Stay tuned, I have four other chain drive Mack’s from the same shoot.

    – flyrod

  • Very much appreciated John.

    – flyrod

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 1 year ago

    Great poem! And of course, a terrific image. WTG once again!

  • Thanks for dropping in. I appreciate the comment Monnie.

    – flyrod

  • Very much appreciated Monnie.

    – flyrod

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterover 1 year ago

    Excellent shot – love the background and treatment. Lighting is Superb.

  • Thanks for dropping in. I appreciate the comment Robyn.

    – flyrod

  • Very much appreciated Robyn.

    – flyrod

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    Fantastic work Flyrod!! :)

  • Thanks for dropping in. I appreciate the comment Keith.

    – flyrod

  • Very much appreciated Keith.

    – flyrod

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 1 year ago


    Congratulations!! Great Work!!

  • Thanks for dropping in. I appreciate the comment and feature Tammera.

    – flyrod

  • Very much appreciated Tammera.

    – flyrod

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 1 year ago

    Does have a bit of a sinister look. Well done flyrod on both.

  • Thanks for dropping in. I appreciate the comment Paul.

    – flyrod

  • Very much appreciated Paul.

    – flyrod

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