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.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

1977 Ford F-150 Ranger

Our man on the prairies, Alex Emond, found this very clean F-150 Ranger in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, not far from the Cypress Hills. I like everything about it except the wheels and those whitewalls. Looks to be the same (factory?) orange as Clementine, a 1971 F 250 whose Montana-to-Massachuseets roadtrip was posted on AL last year.


  1. she's purdy.
    should be a '71 if that's the original grille.
    here's a good link on how to identify some memorable ford years by the grille:

  2. assuming the truck's all original it's a '77