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, March 30, 2014

1961 Chevrolet Apache 10, Colorado Springs

A lot of Apaches turn up on AL. Our friend Sean Wilsey owns a legendary one that commutes regularly between Brooklyn and West Texas. I learned to drive standard on an Apache while I was working on the GH Ranch, Sundre, Alberta in the early SeventiesFirst time I ever was stopped by the Mounties, eh, I was driving an Apache. Came across this one in the neighborhood east of downtown, the Springs. If you google Autoliterate Apache you'll turn up lots more.


  1. Cool truck, I've got a '61 C20 in Denver. This one looks like a '60 though, due to the front fender emblems that say "Chevrolet" as opposed to the '61 emblems that just say "Apache" and slightly different grill. Absolutely love this blog! Thanks for the Apache post!

  2. Might have followed your blog, but I'll pass eh.