Motorland back in June, on a gleaming, thunderstormy evening.
- Brooklin, Maine, United States
- We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and an '86 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of '97 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 27 years--we're recycling. I've published 2 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), and THE O'BRIENS (2012), and 2 collections of stories NIGHT DRIVING (1987), and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). Novel # 3, CARRY ME, will be out from Pantheon (US) and House of Anansi (Canada) in February 2016 and by Editions Philippe-Rey (Paris). More of my book stuff at www.peterbehrens.org I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I've been teaching at Colorado College, Wichita State, and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I'll be a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right. It's free. Never an ad, never a sales pitch.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
from Alex Emond in Banff: This Chevy, bottom of the line Nova, is about as 'plain jane ' as a car can be. I have noticed this unassuming vehicle driving around Banff lately . This drab and homely automobile could be transformed into a real lean, mean street machine for not a huge amount of money. Ugly as it is , I like it.--AE
Ed. Note: I think in this era the car was a Chevy II: the original "Nova" was the top-of-the-line Chevy II, and I'm not sure this one made the grade. But I think it's a great-looking car. Looks very straight and clean: you know it was probably some hipster's grandmother's car. Here's one I saw in LA a few years back.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
from Guido Goluke, in the Netherlands: "Apparently the SWB pickup truck is my favourite. Saw this Land Cruiser in Muiden, near Ams, in an area devoid of muck or rutted roads."
Ed. note: It's hard to imagine a country less wild than the NL, nonetheless there's a high proportion of Land Rovers, Land Cruisers and other robust wilderness beasts cruising the well-tended highways. I've never see a Toyota Land Cruiser pickup in the US; have you? There's a more familiar version for sale here for....52k?!
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
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