Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
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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, January 10, 2018

1950 Mercury & Co., West Texas

From a friend's garage in West Texas...
I don't much like Art Cars but this one is over so many tops, I can only admire it...and to think it started life as a Saab...Have a look (below) at some of the other units in this collection.

My favorite might be the green Mercury in the corner, below; I think a 1951. We've posted it a while back. An unrestored low-mileage original.
And I like the late-40s Dodge convertible, Welch's Grape flavour...

Doctor's car, a Buick Century dinosaur. We posted a '57 Buick Roadmaster convertible up in Cambridge this fall.

 The baby blue's a Lincoln, I think.
 The Volvo P18 Estate.
 1940 Cadillac.

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