Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
Eagle Nest, New Mexico. “People like to drive because driving is actually and symbolically an almost perfect mechanism for escape…there is probably no human being who does not have troubles, real or imagined, from which he at times feels the need to flee.” George R. Stewart.


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We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and a 1986 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of 1997 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 28 years--we're recycling. I've published 3 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), THE O'BRIENS (2012), and CARRY ME (2016). Also 2 short story collections: NIGHT DRIVING(1987) and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my literary life is at I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'm an adjunct professor at Colorado College and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I was a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Autoliterate office is in Car Talk Plaza in Harvard Square, 2 floors above Dewey Cheatem & Howe. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

1949 Mercury, powered by Tesla

Read about it in Motor Authority. Thank to Michael Moore and his brother-in-law for the heads-up.

Friday, November 16, 2018

1962 GMC 5000

from Alex Emond: "This green truck was parked in Kincaid , Saskatchewan., mid-chore. Impressive front on this machine... all business. Long may she run. Cheers, Alex"

Thursday, November 15, 2018

VW pickup. Highland Avenue, Marfa, Texas.

Thanks to Don Green Culbertson for the VW. Have a look at earlier edition VW pickup, up in Maine. And this unit, also in Maine.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

1967 Ford F100

from Alex Emond in south Saskatchewan: You would know, better than I, what year this Ford is . That beautiful blue was what caught my eye , especially at this time of year. This farm is on one of the many range roads that criss-cross the farmland south of Swift Current. I try and pick a new route just to see what is out there and am often glad I did. You just never know . Cheers , Alex

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Hot Wheels.

Melted aluminum wheels, from the Camp Fire burning in Northern California. Thanks to David Taylor.

Monday, November 12, 2018

1960 Cadillac convertible

Thanks to Derek Van Bever who spotted the Cadillac in Cambridge MA on Hallowe'en. The owner said he had to fill  up tank directly through the trunk since the nozzle was too long to fir the neck

 Love that blue sky when it happens in New England in November.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

1964 Pontiac Parisienne convertible.

The car's for sale in Hemmings. On Vancouver Island. Looks like a deal to me. Thanks to Alex Emond for the heads-up.
We've posted a few Pontiac convertibles of this era, in Marfa, Texas Blue Hill, Maine