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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Brooklin, Maine, United States
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.

Friday, September 22, 2017

1975 Joel White 34' High Time

"This delightful little yacht was designed by Joel White, built by Brooklin Boat Yard and launched in 1975.  She was designed with minimal cruising accommodations and would make a great picnic boat. The asking price is $45,000. The boat is located in Brooklin, Maine." 
Principal Dimensions
LOA 34'-0" LWL 31'-11" Beam 11'-2" Draft 3'-6" Displ 13,250 lbs Propulsion CAT 210hp Diesel
For more information please contact:
Steve White, President 
Tel: 207-266-8295

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New Tappan Zee, old Dodge

from Stephen Hendrickson: I chased this old Dodge across the new Tappan Zee Bridge, and somehow in Saturday traffic I still got a few good shots.

"Need a pickup?"
You know the answer to that one.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cambridge 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

1967 VW Karmann Ghia. One-family car for half a century.  Autoliterate posted a 1972 K-G from Colorado Springs a while back.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Flint Hills KS: The Speed Shop in Strong City

I was in the Flint Hills a few years ago and took these photos at Seth Schroer's vintage speed shop in Strong City. It seemed like the real deal. The '41 Plymouth had spent most of thirty years upside down in a ditch. HOT ROD did a piece on the shop last year.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

1968 Ford F-100, the Installation. And Prada Marfa.

from Alex Emond in Saskatchewan: Glad to report that this Ford truck is still stuck with this big 360 degree view. This is at the high point on the drive south , if you're going to Val Marie and the Grasslands Park, or Mankota for that matter. This truck and land belongs to a rancher, Orin, who has a house in Ponteix , as well as on the ranch. Anyway, I like the fact that the truck just sits there , year after year.
It has become a landmark, like a glacial erratic --AE
It reminds Autoliterate, somehow, of Prada Marfa. I guess it's the sky.