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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

1959 Dodge Fargo pickup

Another from Alex Emond: ".. a gently battered old Fargo. I saw this truck in Kyle, Saskatchewan. A good looking machine, capable of highway speeds. I like it!" -AE [Fargo was  a Canadian marque; basically a Dodge that could be sold by Chrysler/Plymouth dealers ad mare usque ad mare]
I wonder if that paint is original. There's also this one-ton Canadian Mercury truck I saw in Nova Scotia a while back: an M-3, basically a Ford F-3, and a handsome machine.
Oh, and I found another reason to buy old trucks. Many of them. My 1975 GMC is spending 3 days on a Tommy Hilfiger catalogue photo shoot this week, and thereby earning her keep.

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