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.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

1950 Studebaker Commander. Canyon Texas


  1. Just took delivery of 51 Starlight coupe the Raymond Loewy masterpiece . It is a sweet driver , and well suited for West Texas . The official car of Terlingua , Marfa ,and Ft Davis . This is my first posting on a blog if any one is reading this.

  2. I like the windshield visor and the front opening rear door. This car is a stick shift and I believe is the V8 hence the top of the line. This would be my second choice after the Starlight. The Bullitt nose is made from plastic and this is a radio delete car , but nice overall package.