- 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 26 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, KARIN, will be out from Pantheon (US) and House of Anansi (Canada) in March 2016. 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.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
from Michael Moore, in California: "We were doing a sculpture install in Santa Rosa when Lewis DeSoto turned up in his 4x4 3/4 ton [nominally GMC] Cahuilla, an immaculate piece of conceptual art which also serves as his work truck.
Neither pictures, nor my words, can begin to do it [or his practice] justice. As an aside, he is of Cahuilla ancestry, and a couple his uncles ran an auto body shop in San Bernadino, where he grew up;http://desotodesign.net/
…anyway, I think the link will lead you to the website showing his automotive works [he does a lot more, and varied, stuff]; check it out. The truck was immaculate, and a trip."--MSM
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
from Colin Washburn, in the Sierra foothills: "I kept going back to this beautiful car at the annual Copperopolis Car Show. Pure class. THE car of the show in my book. Clean, customized details all over it, like the "suicide doors" that aren't stock ! Easily one of the finest rides I've ever seen."-CRW
1942 Cadillac in Alpine, Texas.
Posted by autoliterate at 10:54 AM
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Saw the Ford down at Motorland in Arundel. It was early April but felt like the first day of Spring. That bold, bare season--between snow and leafing-out--passes so quickly here in Maine. We're in deep green now, though still cool with fog along the coast. But Maine fog is more interesting than the gloomy old Marine Layer that presses down on Santa Barbara around this time of year. June (sometimes May) Gloom? Not in Maine. February gloom? That's another story. We're very fond of an F2 of this era that lives down in Marfa.
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Monday, May 18, 2015
from Michael Moore on San Francisco Bay: " ....in the artists’ ghetto of the Arsenal yesterday, spotted this thing, a terrible fate for a fifties Ford, maybe, but Burningman Ready..
"I like this one better, of course…"...with its support vehicle, just in case"--MSM
Posted by autoliterate at 11:00 AM