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 www.peterbehrens.org 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, March 29, 2017

1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Flattop, & etc.

Can you spot the '61 Bel Air? It's blue.
From Driving.ca : "Mike Hall has a deal that his real estate ad describes as a lifetime opportunity that is perfect for the vintage auto enthusiast who loves to work and live in a beautiful area. The five acres he has for sale is alongside Highway 1 at Tappen, British Columbia – a one-hour drive west of Kamloops BC and 10 minutes from Salmon Arm on Shuswap Lake...

 "For $1.45 million (Canadian!) the successful buyer gets the property zoned for auto salvage, a renovated house, a 900-square-foot restoration shop, a 1,200-square-foot steel building and enough steel beams and rafters to build 8,000 square feet of covered space.
"Oh, and he’ll throw in more than 340 vintage vehicles. He values the cars and trucks at anywhere from $500 to $35,000 each.
"When pressed, Hall doesn’t know exactly how many cars he has – but more than 340, and very likely considerably more. He admits to buying at least 40 more cars since originally listing the property for $1.19 million a year ago. The cars and trucks he has collected over the past 40 years are lined up across the property like an old drive-in theatre."

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