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 www.peterbehrens.org 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, December 11, 2012

1954 Ford Crestline Victoria, original


from Michael S Moore, in Northern California: (the car belongs to a neighbor):
"A month or so ago he told me he'd found this Craigslist Ford, and a bit of its story;  turns out the car was bought new by a woman in Martinez, CA who shipped it to Europe [not sure when but probably shortly thereafter] for a grand tour, then brought it home where it stayed, always garaged. When she passed away a neighbor kid got ahold of it, took it to a local mechanic to fix and then couldn't pay the bill...at which point it went up for sale and my buddy spotted it, cut a deal to buy it in good running condition [which it wasn't, though nothing horrible - fuel system, brakes, battery, tires] and subsequently drove it home, where I just saw it.  1954 Ford Crestline; hadn't been registered since '91.  Sounds solid!  OHV V-8, overdrive, tinted glass and all the original trimmings. Red motor, yellow [and white] exterior; blue interior - primary colors!  Anyway, he's happy as a duck, fussing around with the thing, and the second registered owner."--MSM



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