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.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

F100 For Sale, Colorado Springs

This F100 was at a garage in Colorado Springs. The owner lives in Fort Collins. The guy I spoke to at the garage said he understands it's the 460 engine. Everything works. The garage has changed the plugs, wires, fluids, etc. It apparently runs well. Looked very clean to me; a couple of tiny specks of rust, but nothing underneath. Seems a very original truck. Maybe a 1977? I'd probably lose the cap, because I don't like the way they look. And I'd get slightly bigger tires. No whitewalls. But it looks a very clean and well-cared-for original. Interior looked good. The sign on the dash says '$2500 obo'. Sounds like possibly a deal, if you're ready to adopt an old truck. If you're interested in learning about shipping, the people I would recommend, strongly, are They moved a truck for me from West Texas to Downeast Maine, and did exactly what they promised, for exactly the price they promised. They own their trucks, and the drivers are their employees, so you're not getting shifted around from freight terminal to freight terminal. 

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