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.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

1962 Old 98, Colorado Springs

Back in the day you'd never have seen an Olds 98 with steelies and hubcaps. Would have been wheel covers and whitewalls. I like this look better, though I remember when my father ordered a '68 Chrysler Newport Custom with hubcaps and blackwalls, I cringed--thought it looked like a stripper.We had a '62 Pontiac that was painted out of the same tan as this Olds---kind of tan/beige. 
This is just about my favorite era for American cars---1960-63. Lean and clean, sort of.


  1. Nice find. Kind ofamazing that the typographical treatment of "Ninety Eight" is differently on the front, sides, and rear!

    1. ..of amazing, and different. Too late to be posting...

    2. ..of amazing, and different. Too late to be posting...