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, June 2, 2013

Model T Depot Hack

We've been doing a lot of woodies lately (hit that link for one example; or just google "autoliterate" and "woodie"--or maybe "woody"). The 1930 Ford was one of my favorites,  but I guess this machine is really the place to start. The ur-Woodie station wagon. I'm guessing @ 1916. If anyone has a better idea let me know. At York Harbor, Maine.

1 comment:

  1. I have no better idea, but there was one at the Benicia Band Benefit car show this year with the hood up...and the elegant simplicity under there was equal to what your pictures show here. About the only thing I admire more [function-wise] might be the Yak, a Chinese miniature knock-off of a WWII GMC command car with an equally simple flathead fourbanger.