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, May 6, 2015

Joe Kendall's 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL

from Joe Kendall, owner of this car, commenting on links to other Autoliterate Fords and a couple of Chevy 409s. Joe is an administrator of the Parsonfield (Maine) Auto Show (check under current events on the link). The event happens in early August.
"The 62 is nice for an original car and 62 is the year of the 406. As you probably know 63 was the most popular year and 64 is the second most popular....... Unfortunately 62 isn't a real popular year for Ford (yet) at 50+ years in age it should start happening as they become harder to find regardless of body type. The 2 Dr HT and convertibles especially the Gal 500 and 500 XL are pretty well grabbed up and some of the prices are already making me swallow. The 409 is unique of course but its a Biscayne (sleeper), the equal to Ford's 300 series, full-size but the "salesman special". Manufacturers in the 40's and 50's made a business coupe, a lot of 'em with no rear seat, just space for the salesman's merchandise. As as high school kid with license in hand at the age of 16, I learned to pay attention to all the engine ID's  embellishing the side of Chevy's, Fords, Mopar's--so you wouldn't get your doors blow off at the stop light!!!! " --JK

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