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.

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

Saturday, November 10, 2018

1959 Wide Tracks

Neal Kohlmorgan of Keokuk, Iowa is selling his collection of 1959 Pontiacs. I saw them on the Best of Classic Oldsmobile Buick Pontiac f'book page.   The Canadian edition of the wagon has been posted on AL.

Friday, November 9, 2018

1971 Oldsmobile 442

There was a brief period when "Oldsmobile" meant "rocket". Saw this car for sale at Searsport Motors in Searsport, Maine last week. I don't know...the 4 4 2 looks a little aftermarket. And it looks like Hurst shift in there, but I see no clutch pedal. Maybe it's the real deal, I don't know these cars. We posted a '71 Cutlass convertible a while back. Not a 442 but it did have the power option and was a cool 1-owner car.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

1954 Dodge Mayfair, Plymouth Belvedere

From Alex Emond: "I am just back in Banff after a laid back month in Saskatchewan. Expect a few 'portraits' of trucks, cars, animals etc. soon. There is a shop in Mossbank, Sk. that always has projects on the go ... a rat rod truck , some obscure old sedans - whatever. I got a kick out of the 'stubborn mule' hood ornament on the GMC pick me up. The owners of this shop have the same tailor , apparently. Cheers, Alex