J.W. Burleson photo / Boquillas del Carmen, Coah.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

1994 Dodge Dakota 4x4 (Wheelbarrow)

 

Not bad for 30 years old. Before Dodge became Ram. We would consider granting this unit Autoliterate's prized Wheelbarrow Truck designation.  These trucks were about the right size. And what about the Dodge Dakota Sport convertibles we posted a while back? And this Dodge Dakota Beach Home we came upon in Santa Barbara. Whenever I'm on the Maine Turnpike one of the Gargantua Ram trucks seems to be chasing me.









Monday, June 17, 2024

Alfa Romeo, Naskeag.

 

We got lucky out at Naskeag. Gorgeous evening light, blowing maybe NW12k –and then this 1972 Alfa Romeo turned up. Don't often see Italians out there. We think Italian cars are understated and  do much right that contemporary Detroit was doing all wrong. Further examples: Here's a 1967 Fiat 1500 Cabriolet by Pininfarina. And we think the Lancia Flaminia we posted from the Netherlands is maybe the most beautiful car ever. In the mid-Sixties the Italianicized Lincoln Continental beats the gargantua Cadillacs by a country mile, we think.





Sunday, June 16, 2024

Land Rovers of Naskeag

 

After all the polished and pampered Land Rovers of Nantucket, it was nice to see one earning its keep out at Naskeag Point.




Saturday, June 15, 2024

Friday, June 14, 2024

Colorado Italianità

Joe Hughes sent these photos from an Automezzi show in...Denver? several years ago. For some reason they got lost in the Autliterate files, but here they are. No one does cars like Italy does cars. This from Rachel Donadio's New York Review of Books piece on contemporary Italy, Meloni's Cultural Revolution :"When I asked him to define Italianità, he told me, rather enigmatically, that it was “that special condition unique to our people in which being accustomed to beauty creates an almost innate propensity for the well made.”

 




 



















Thursday, June 13, 2024

1961 Chevrolet Apache 10

 

In Maine. We have posted several '61 Apaches. I learned to drive a standard shift on one....GH Ranch, Sundre, Alberta, 1973. More Apaches posted here.