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.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

1945 Chevrolet pickup, revised

from Michael Moore, in Northern California: 
"So after some five months of other distractions on both our parts Shawn finally made it out during a perfect [you're gonna hate this!] week of February weather with the new old bed ten inches shorter and the worst of the rot patched up to correct what we both saw as a certain imbalance in the proportions of my '45 Chev, which looked like this a week ago;
 "Comparing sizes; trying fitment...

"Old bed out, new bed in, fenders tacked on temporarily, mounts located, bed out again for welding and bracing and third day back on for good...
.. then niggly little sheetmetal refinements until, yesterday, various bracings, detail work, and... 

"The final result.  For comparison the last picture shows the truck as it came from the factory [i.e. James' Gardiner's Brokenlight Customs back in 2011] with a load from the junkyard in American Canyon including the future [at that point] running boards...


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