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, August 1, 2021

1967 Triumph TR4 A

Derek Van Bever caught the car in Blue Hill, Maine. I'll take one in any color as long as it's British Racing Green. This was one of the more dependable (sort of) British cars of the era. I think that was a tractor engine. Rugged. Probably "period" driving. C'est fun.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

1961 Chevrolet Bel Air bubbletop


Nothing says 'sleek' like a '61. See our post on that annus mirabilis automobilia. The Bel Air is outfitted as a sleeper of the era. Minimalism, going fast. On the block at Hemmings.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021

1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS

Henry Behrens caught the Camino in Blue Hill, Maine. Maybe our favorite El Camino is the cat's eye '59.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Arundel, Maine. Chevrolet 3100

About as truck as it gets. We saw it at Motorland in Arundel, Maine. Further 3100s we have posted: a '57 from Apalachicola, FL  A rugged survivor in Colorado Springs. A 3100 lowrider in Santa Fe; a 1952 3100 in Saskatchewan.


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Rude Ford F 250 duelly & Light Wounds


The poet Eva H.D. forwarded this from a friend en route NYC-Seattle. Her Light Wounds is out, and available at Tribes. org

Monday, July 26, 2021

1953 Chevrolet 210 original

Saw this car for sale in Freeport, Maine. We posted a 1954 Chevy 210 from Alberta a while back. And a 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air from Santa Fe. A '54 Bel Air in Colorado Springs. Another 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air in Sedgwick, Maine.