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Another self portrait. Ya…I’m desperate for models.
Took a little work to mount the camera in the dash and eliminate any shake for the multiple exposure. A freshly paved road also helped!
If you can’t laugh at yourself…who can you laugh at?
(5,000+ Views) …actually over 18,000 views as of Jan 1, 2010! Thank you everyone!

I meant to add this and forgot. This was my inspiration…

My pappy said “Son your gonna drive me to drinkin’
If you don’t stop driving that hot rod Lincoln”

Have you heard the story of the hot rod race
Where the Fords and the Lincolns were setting the pace?
Well that story is true cause I’m here to say
I was driving that model A.

It’s got a Lincoln motor and its really souped up
And that model A body makes it look like a pup
It’s got eight cylinders, uses them all
It’s got overdrive, just won’t stall

It’s got a four barrel carb, and dual exhaust
With foureleven gears you can really get lost.
It’s got safety tubes, but I ain’t scared
Breaks are good, tires fair

Pullin out of San Pedro late one night
With the moon and the stars just shinin bright
We was headed up grapevine Hill
Passing cars like they was standing still

All of a sudden, in the wink of an eye
A Cadillac sedan passed us by
I said “Boys this ones marked for me”
But by then the tail lights was all you could see

Now the fellas rid me for being behind
So I thought I’d let that Lincoln unwind
Took my foot of the gas and man alive
I shoved it on down into over drive

Wound it up to 110
My speedometer said I hit top end
My foot was glued like lead to the floor
That’s all there is, and there ain’t no more

Now the boys all thought that I’d lost my sense
Those telephone poles looked like a picket fence
They said “Slow down, I see spots!”
The lines on the road just looked like dots

Took a corner, side swiped a truck
Crossed my fingers just for luck
My fenders was clicking the guard rail post
The guy beside me was white as a ghost

We had smoke coming from out of the back
When I started gainin on that Cadillac
I knew I could catch him, I thought I could pass
But don’t you know by then we’d be low on gas

I had flames coming from out of the side
Feel the tension, man what a ride
I said “Look out boys, I’ve got a license to fly”
And that Caddy pulled over and let us by

All of the sudden she started knocking
Down in the dips she started rocking
I looked in the mirror. Red lights were blinking
The cops was after my Hot Rod Lincoln – Damn

The arrested me and they put me in jail
Called my pappy to throw my bail
And he said “Son, you’re going to drive me to drinkin’
If you don’t stop driving that Hot Rod Lincoln”

*lyrics by All

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crazy, drive, fisheye, fun, hdr, in_the_moment, laugh, self portrait, speed, usaphotocomp

Comments

  • Aaron .
    Aaron .almost 7 years ago

    Crazy ! Looks fast and furious. Really like what you have done with this – looks liek a charcoal drawing at first.

  • Lachlan Kent
    Lachlan Kentalmost 7 years ago

    haha! that’s a classic… cool. Love the wide angle, and your expression and posture

  • Lisa  Kenny
    Lisa Kennyalmost 7 years ago

    Excellent!! well worth all the effort I’d say!

  • Nate Welk
    Nate Welkalmost 7 years ago

    This is great, well executed.

  • Corey  Brown
    Corey Brownalmost 7 years ago

    Wow great work. What a character!

  • germansaravanja
    germansaravanjaalmost 7 years ago

    Nice job! Thought it was a drawing at first glance. Keep pushing the envelope!

  • Jake Easley
    Jake Easleyalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks a ton everyone!

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioalmost 7 years ago

    What a trip, funny stuff, very cool !

  • Cathleen Tarawhiti
    Cathleen Taraw...almost 7 years ago

    What a crack up! Good shot.

  • joolz
    joolzalmost 7 years ago

    Made me laugh!

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