Here, we turn it over to the Friar:
Pop culture crazes used to last a lot longer than they do now, which is one reason that the CB radio wave occupied a couple of years during the last part of the 1970s. Among the interesting things it produced was the spoken-word hit “Convoy” by Bill Fries, under the name C.W. McCall.
The internet being the internet, there’s at least one page dedicated to the story of a massive group of trucks tearing through the nation’s highways, undaunted and unstopped by law enforcement. It has performance clips of McCall doing “Convoy” live — after a fashion — and it mostly involves him telling the story of the aforementioned convoy, led by the Rubber Duck and Pig Pen.
Legendary stuff, to be sure. And after a decade, a wholly different form of intervehicle communication had taken hold — but that story, too, proved to be worth the telling:
Today, of course, he’s just another distracted driver.