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Composite image from 4 photographs
Canon 5D Mark 2 24-105mm 1:4 lens.Photoshop CS6
Truck was photographes at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfiend MA, USABackground is interior space from the Massachucetts Museum of Conteporary Art in Adams MA, USA
1948 International K3 truck
1948, international, truck, wrecker, tow truck, big rig, red, texas, hero, emergency, rescue
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.
A driver hauling kids in a bus from BirminghamFell asleep at the wheel and got into a jam
Eighteen kids held tight as the bus began to swerveTheir singing turned to screams as they went into a curve
The rear-end swung around and crashed the guardrailBut in spite of every effort that driver couldn’t prevail
Over the embankment to a gully down belowA terrified driver and his passengers would go
A witness called for help and five minutes pastOther traffic stopped and they all were aghast
A siren in the distance and a flashing red lightA giant diesel wrecker was speeding through the night
A man with guts and grit was sitting at the wheelThey called him Texas Red and his nerves were made of steel
He arrived at the scene and then he threw down a cableHe rapped it to the axle and it kept the wreck stable
As smoke poured from the cab he broke through the doorHe pulled four kids to safety and then went back for more
He tried to save the driver after every child got outOne more life to rescue as he fought the deadly bout
The gas tank exploded and the cable gave wayWe lost a mighty hero on that awful winter day
A sacrifice was made by this glory bound driverA mighty debt is owed to him by every survivor
And that includes a truck that would carry on his nameThe one called Texas Red in the Truckers Hall of Fame
Terrific picture and story, flyrod. Your imagination is endless, as is your talent.
What a nice comment Dot. I’m so glad you like it.
I agree with AuntDot, your work always leaves me speechless as well as your talent! This is stunning as always! Love the write too!
That’s very nice of you to say swaby. thanks
Superior work…. image and writing!!
Always appreciated john..
There’s nothing I can add to what everyone else is saying – another awesome work of art!
Thanks my friend.
Another winner Flyrod well done my friend.
Nice one. Posted a couple shots of the T-bird in my stream…finally out of shop and looking good.
Wonderful mood and colours
Awesome write up,…..reminds me of the old song ’*Big John*",…….Image and writing both *Excellent *
Yes John, that song crossed my mind. I’ve got some Jimmy Dean sausage cooking. Got to go. Thanks.