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.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

More "Advanced Design" Chevy Trucks

From Jim Graham in California: 
"Jim Graham here with Desert Dingo Racing - My wife Roxanne turned me on to your blog and suggested I send along a photo of the truck we use as our race car hauler. It's owned by Dennis "Crusty" Lange and runs like a champ. I drove it from Felton, Calif. to Gerlach, Nev., then to Fallon, Nev. and back to Felton (875 mile roundtrip) and the only issue was the driver side window fell out.

Crusty's putting power steering in it now (I looked like Popeye after the trip) and we'll be replacing the plywood on the deck, but otherwise no changes. Crusty was considering painting it and we collectively yelled "ZOMG! NO!" so it will keep the patina..."--J.G.

note: Autoliterate has a thing for GM's "Advanced Design"  series of 1947-55 trucks. One of the reasons is that my first trip to West Texas was in a 1952 Chevrolet 1-ton, all the way from Banff Alberta, down the Rocky Mountain front. Blue highways all the way, as we couldn't quite work up to interstate speed.

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