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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, July 6, 2022

1977 Ford F150 Ranger XLT

On the block today at Hemmings. There was a similar truck a while back at BaT. We ran a 1980 F150 from Saskatchewan. And how about this 1978 F150 Ranger, straight outta Jalisco.

One Morning in Maine, a Jeep...

One Morning In Maine...we caught the Jeep at Buck's Harbor. For sale. The sign claims it's a '58, but I think not. 1968, possibly?  Oh, and by the way, this was morning of July 4th. The crowds were...enormous.

Ford COE? a Ford C-600 from NH that we posted a while back And how about a real-life 1947 Dodge COE we saw in Colorado?

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

1978 Dodge Power Wagon

From Reid Cunningham: With the 4th of July tomorrow, this 1978 Power Wagon with the US flag is right in theme.  The window description gives it's unusual history.  Bedford NH, I may have sent you a distant picture of this as part of a collection of trucks, but now it's for sale.  My car is at the end of its life, this would make a fun replacement (well, except at the gas pump, even with the 318 it would be very thirsty).  Alas, I don't think anyone would give a loan on a 78 along with other limitations of driving a 42 year old truck every day.

AL: we've run other Power Wagons of this era, and earlier GI versions. 

Monday, July 4, 2022

The Island

 The line-up. Eaton's Paving & Excavation. Deer Isle, Maine

Friday, July 1, 2022

1990 Volvo 240 wagon


The definitive Volvo of the era. Does it get any more Volvo than this? BTW, we posted on a very clean 1978  244 sedan for sale in Maine a while back. And here's a post on the Cambridge Volvo 240 pack. 

Thursday, June 30, 2022

1962 Chevy II


Oxford County in western Maine. The Chevy II was introduced in 1962: the Nova was originally the top model in the Chevy II lineup but ended up taking it over. This car looks like it might be spending some time at the nearly Oxford Plains Speedway.