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.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Autoliterate Truck of the Years Runners-Up: Texas Gypsy & 1975 GMC K20

2 machines from very different ends of the truck spectrum. The first is as yet unclassified: we're referring to it as the Royal Meteor because it has Meteor axles and a piece of chrome on the snout that says Royal, probably not original. Looks to me from the early 1930s. Read more here. If you can ID this truck, let's hear it, please.
I saw this truck one morning in Colorado Springs and it has stayed with me. Okay, I like GMC/Chevrolets of that era, when they are done right, which few of them are. No vehicle has been more billet-ed. But this is a rugged old 3/4 ton 4WD ranch truck, everything basic and rugged as hell. AL's idea of an old truck. More here.


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