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, February 10, 2016

Modesto Muscle: 1968 Camaro

Thanks to Colin Washburn for the Camaro. Great car. Serious, get down to business machine. Don't like that blue. Modesto is George Lucas' hometown. The cult of nostalgia for the era Lucas paid homage to in American Graffiti has lasted many times as long as the era did. I guess Lucas is to blame for that sock-hop music they're always playing at every downhome car show I go to. And also for all those over-restored dreamboat slugmobiles of the mid-to-late Fifties. It's time to wake up the car-show playlist. There's always Bruce, who is his own genre, in that '69 Chevy with the 396.

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