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.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Valiant in the Snow

Plain jane, anyone?  Whoever bought it first must have driven it home, parked it the garage and lost the keys. Very clean original 1965 Valiant. I saw the car in late March, up at Motorland in Arundel, Maine. 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Chevrolet C10, Truchas NM

That was Easter morning, Truchas. Lots of people walking the highways in northern New Mexico.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

1967 Chevrolet Impala

 Road trip, northeastern New Mexico. The the '67 Impala in Walsenburg, Colorado. That was a (relatively speaking) lean, mean year for Chevy.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

3 Snow Wagons, Maine

One month ago there was snow on the ground in southern Maine, where I caught these three at Motorland, in Arundel.  I'm guessing at a 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis and a 1992 Chevrolet Caprice wagon. Then down below, a 1974 Toyota Corona Mark II

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

1964 Lincoln Continental sedan

Lincolns of the day were beautiful cars. I think the coachwork for his era was done to an Italian design. Was it Pininfarina?  This one's for sale at EBTH. Thanks to Stephen Hendrickson for the heads up.

Monday, April 24, 2017

1952 Ford Crestline. Salida, Colorado

I caught the Ford in Salida, Colorado. Seems to be a total original. Somebody's grandpa's car that spent a lot of years in the barn, someplace dry. The dealer emblem is Morgan-Mack in Lawrence Kansas, and it turns out that the original M-M car showroom of 1946 has been restored as a piece of modernist architecture. It's now a burger joint in Lawrence.