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 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 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.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

"At the Interstate Gas Stop"

"At the Interstate Gas Stop"--photo by Stephen Hendrickson. Corvette Sting Ray. One-eyed.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Urban Camino

from Stephen Hendrickson, who saw the car in Long Island City. 1977 Chevrolet El Camino. Maybe my favorite edition is this 1960 El Camino posted from Colorado Springs a while back. And here's a Camino on eBay.

Friday, October 21, 2016

1950 Chevrolet 1420, Saskatchewan, and etc.

From Alex Emond: "Random truck sightings ... taken in a few small towns in southwest Saskatchewan. Seems like anywhere I get to, there's another truck sitting there, posing . Most of them still have up to date license plates on them."-AE

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Nissan Figaro, North London

 Michael Moore spotted it in Hampstead. "A lot more interesting than the herds of BMWs and hordes of Audis that infest the heights around the Heath…" AL posted one in Vancouver a while back.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

c. 1935 Ford pickup. Quadra Island, British Columbia.

It was raining like hell. "Pacific typhoon," they said. I got off the plane at Campbell River, took the shuttle taxi to the dock and caught the ferry to Quadra Island. Waited at the Quathiaski Cove dock on Quadra for another cab to take me cross-island to the landing at Heriot Bay where I caught the ferry to Whaletown on Cortes Island. Saw this truck at the QC landing on Quadra.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

1954/55 Job-Rated Dodge. Banff, Alberta.

Saw the truck in October light on a chilly Banff day, with snow in the mountains. Alex Emond shot the truck a while back, but it was worth another look.