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.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

 Car needs help. Backstreets of Marathon, Texas.

Monday, January 14, 2019

1938 Mercedes to Nepal.

A 1938 Mercedes being delivered to the King Truibhuvan of Nepal, gift of Adolf Hitler. No roads to the capitol.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

1961 Corvair en repos. Marathon, Texas

Excellent air-cooled engine on these babies, says Pat Rogers,  the Porsche wrangler of West Texas. 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Chevrolet C20 Marfa Texas

It's not all minimalist modernisim out there. Have you seen our posts on Donald Judd's truck? The Dodge D250 and the 1972 PowerWagon? The man didn't do Chevys, though I still think our '86 C10 is a  well-organized minimalist machine.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019