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.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

1956 International S-120 Diamonds & Rust

"We stumbled on a vintage truck show in Taos, waypoint on our drive home to LA. Mostly souped up and ugly ones not worthy of autoliterate. but there were two terrific 50s International trucks, this one was my favorite. I'll send photos of the second separately.
"1956 International S-120 series. Local owner Evan Earl bought it or bartered for it from someone he was working for here in town. It had been abandoned, outdoors - probably most of its 50+ year existence. He got the wheels turning and then the engine running with minimal work. Original engine. Original paint (what's left) and only surface rust.

"I want this truck." --Craig Manning

p.s. another International

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