Yes, the road.

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.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Vintage Dodge Truck in Saskatchewan

From our South Saskatchewan correspondent, Alex Emond:
"The old Dodge truck is out on the Hwy just outside Ponteix. That guy has a garage there and does work for locals trucks tractors name it."

Looks like a c. 1940 Dodge truck. Saskatchewan is high and dry, like West Texas, so the metal lasts.
Oh I would like to buy this machine and get it on the road again. Looks like (almost) current Saskatchewan plates, so it can't have sitting all that long. If you buy a truck and plan to have it shipped, Autoliterate strongly, passionately, recommends Safe-Way Auto Transport out of Kentucky. They use their own trucks, which means your machine won't get shopped around from freight terminal to terminal; their drivers are extremely responsible and do exactly what they promise; and their prices are reasonable. They moved my truck from deep in West Texas to Bangor, Maine, and they have just delivered a friend's truck from Greensboro, NC to Marfa, Texas.

1 comment:

  1. I'd send you some pics from a junkyard out here in American Canyon I discovered [looking for parts for my '45 Chevy] which has a dozen or so of these and uses a '40 Dodge as a tow truck if you'll enlighten me; I know how to do that with email but not here...
    Nice blog; nice to see that Marfa light in some of the photos. I traded some paintings for an '82 Seville some years back and, at a loss for what to do with it, drove to West Texas from Reno to see What Don had Wrought...very great trip.

    All the best