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Four image composite
Canon 5D Mark 2, 24-105mm 1:4 lens
Photoshop CS6
1938 Ford Tanker truck
Photographed at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield MA


1938, ford, tanker, truck, antique, red, magnolia, trucker, dad, feul 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


    When I was eight years old the best time I had
    Was ridding in that fuel truck sitting by my Dad

    When school was out for summer I just couldn’t wait
    We’d start out on our route every morning at eight

    We brought range oil down to Flo’s Café
    That was always our best stop of the day

    Dad got a coffee and I got a Root Beer
    That Flo liked to gossip and talk off your ear

    With four stops behind us it was quarter till eleven
    When we headed up north on Highway sixty-seven

    On the old gravel road that truck sure would rattle
    By the green rows of corn and pastures full of cattle

    Dad treated customers the way you treat a friend
    Service with a smile, on that you could depend.

    Hey, how you doing, and how are your folks
    Then old Farmer Ted would tell us some jokes

    Many life lessons I learned in that truck
    And growing up right wasn’t just luck

    Kids want toys and all kinds of stuff
    But most of the time that isn’t enough

    They need a role model to show them the way
    Then they’ll be likely to do what you say

    When kids go astray it makes me feel sad
    They didn’t get their chance to go ridding with Dad

  • Kanages Ramesh
  • Delightful. thanks so much Kanages.

    – flyrod

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 1 year ago

    Your post work skills are always a pleasure to view. The world sure has changed. Kids play videos using any free time they have. Parents are so busy trying to maintain a lifestyle that the kids are often ignored.

  • Wel said Paul. Thanks buddy.

    – flyrod

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Fabulous work and a beautiful poem with a great message!

  • Thanks so much Dot.

    – flyrod

  • swaby
    swabyover 1 year ago

    Im happy to have met you Flyrod, your work is priceless! Love the write too!

  • The feeling is mutual swaby. thanks.

    – flyrod

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 1 year ago

    Amazing image as always, and love the poem!

  • Thanks a million Monnie.

    – flyrod

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 1 year ago

    Excellent work my friend.

  • Thanks a million Steven.

    – flyrod

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 1 year ago

    Fantastic work

  • Thanks a million Hans.

    – flyrod

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    Just another piece of exceptional art!!!

  • Thanks a million John.

    – flyrod

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoover 1 year ago

    Great story, great art, what could be better? Brought back some fun memories of riding with my dad as a boy… you are right of course!

  • Thanks a million Bill. So, you’ve got Diesel in your veins.

    – flyrod

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