Rollin’ to the Oldies: Cars in Song

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
“Hot Rod Lincoln” — Commander Cody
Originally released in 1964 by Johnny Bond, the song “Hot Rod Lincoln” about hot rod races where “Fords and Lincolns were settin’ the pace” was made famous by Commander Cody in 1971. The exciting story gets told by the driver of the Lincoln-motored Model A hot rod chasing down a Cadillac sedan — he catches the Caddy, then the cops catch him. The song fittingly ends with “They arrested me and they put me in jail / And called my pappy to throw my bail / And he said, Son, you’re gonna drive me to drinkin’ / If you don’t stop drivin’ that hot rod Lincoln!”

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