Found On Road Dead

An old Ford truck that has seen better days.

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Growing up in the mid-west one was generally of two camps when it came to trucks.  Your choices were Chevy or Ford.  There were a few outcasts who would claim Dodge but they knew their place. 🙂

My family was in the Chevy camp.  So that meant Chevys were better than Fords.  We used to joke that Ford stood for Found On Road Dead or Freaking Old Rebuilt Dodge.  Of course the Ford people would counter with First On Race Day.  Ahh good times back then.

I always enjoy coming across old vehicles like this.  It makes me wonder who the people were that owned and operated it and what kind of life they had.  I’m guessing this one was used quite routinely on the farm.

Until next time…


Camera: Canon 40D with a Canon 17-40L

Processing: Lightroom 4, CS5, Photomatix 4.1, Phototools 2.6


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  1. You should totally snag that and restore it. They just don’t make vehicles as sexy as they once did. The curves and lines on this make me drool. I want it!

  2. Old trucks are just classic. You don’t get that look today. You’ve brought out all the beautiful details in this…well done.

  3. You left out Fix Or Repair Daily. I lived through the ups and downs of both Ford and GM. GM is still on the downs . . Oh well, I drive Hondas now. Great find.

  4. Love, love, love, love, LOVE this shot Chris! These old classics are perfect photography subjects, in my humble opinion… you’ve done a wonderful job in bringing this to us all here to enjoy!

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