Composite from four images.
Painting, clonong, and blending in Photoshop CS6

Canon 5D Mark 2 camera with 24-105mm 1:4 lens

Great Barrington, Massachucetts


truck, mac truck, antique, vintage, old, pump, gas, station, 1929, working men, gas station

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

    Pump Boys to Men
    A drive-by poem

    With dirty fingernails and uncombed oily hair
    They kept that station humming and each did their share

    They’ll give you water, air and oil and a topped off tank
    If you need a little greasing then you better ask for Hank

    If you’ve got some worn tires on that big Mack truck
    When the rubber’s getting thin you better ask for Chuck

    When you’re cranking that engine and it just won’t start
    If you need new plugs then you better ask for Bart

    Hank’s mother died when he was only three
    Everybody wondered what he’d turn out to be

    Chuck grew up in Texas and his folks were mighty poor.
    He did a year in jail when he robbed a grocery store

    Bart worked the farm milking cows and making hay
    But his Daddy was a drunk and he had to get away.

    They learned their lessons from The School of Hard Knocks
    Living on the streets and wondering at the docks

    They learned how to write and they barely could read
    A hammer and a crescent wrench were all the tools they’d need.

    The troubles of your youth and all the world’s demands
    Are swept to the side when you’re working with your hands

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    Exceptional piece of work!!

  • Thanks a million John

    – flyrod

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Great work combining all those images. It looks so seamless and real. Love the poem!

  • Thanks a million Dot

    – flyrod

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 1 year ago

    Excellent work !

  • Thanks a milion Steven

    – flyrod

  • Thanks a million Steven

    – flyrod

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 1 year ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • Thanks a milion John

    – flyrod

  • Thanks a million John

    – flyrod

  • Thad Zajdowicz
    Thad Zajdowiczover 1 year ago


  • Thanks a milion Thad

    – flyrod

  • Thanks a million Thad

    – flyrod

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 1 year ago

    The men from Texaco. Nice work flyrod

  • Thanks a million Paul

    – flyrod

  • McGaffus
    McGaffusover 1 year ago

  • Thanks a million McGaffus

    – flyrod

  • Vivian Eagleson
    Vivian Eaglesonover 1 year ago

    You did an expert job in creating this beautiful image and beautiful poem!

  • Thanks a million Vivian

    – flyrod

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    Fantastic!! :)

  • Thanks a million Keith

    – flyrod

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