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.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The West Texas Ford F-250 Man: Roy's Shop in Marfa

from Don Culbertson, in Marfa Texas:
"Roy, known as Popo to the kids in town, has been tuning up cars and trucks for 5 decades. Originally from Ft Davis, he set up shop here in Marfa. Roy drives  a 1975 F-250. He keeps my 1978 F250 on the road. Roy reluctantly rebuilt my allis chalmers 50/50 tractor. It's not a Ford, but he fixed it. Here's a sample of what's parked on his lot. Roy's is the place to pump up the tires, have a cold beer and bask in the presence of the old timers...
"The black truck is for sale."--DGC




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