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.

Monday, March 2, 2015

1947 Plymouth Plainjane

Autoliterate likes plainjanes. Especially close-to-originals. We never much went in for optioned-out gewgaw-laden chrome encrusted trailer queens. This p-j 1947 Plymouth Special Deluxe coupe (chassis 11844975) was put away in a garage 34 years ago where it seems to have remained until very recently. Largely original except for a 1959 lacquer respray in factory-correct Chevron Blue, the seller describes it as 92% rust-free and provides both written and photographed details of present corrosion. The car looks great in photos, and excluding the original vacuum tube AM radio is also said to be fully functional. It's in Grand Junction Colorado. Find out more on B-A-T.   We found this Mopar line-up in Westbrook, Maine last summer.

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