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Yes, the road.
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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.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mercury Monarch in Vancouver

Back in July, Autoliterate came across a wonderful and mostly-original Canadian Mercury M-3 pickup in Wolfville, N.S.  Mercury trucks were essentially rebadged Fords that were sold in Canada.
           The Mercury Monarch was another Canada-only Ford model, and we just found one, parked out by English Bay, in Vancouver's West End. Best guess is that it's a 1951 model. Not an unrestored original, certainly. Nor is it a classic Mercury lead-sled. (See Autoliterate's post on Mercury Charlie)  But it did look like a pretty cool ride, sun visor, fender skirts, suicide doors and all.

Maple leaves, a British lion, a crown. Canada, eh?

1 comment:

  1. Monarch was a seperate make. This isn't a Mercury Monarch, just a Monarch.