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 www.peterbehrens.org 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.

Monday, December 1, 2014

A whole new meaning for "Startup": the Fiat S76 firing up


Thanks to Dan Picasso for the heads-up re. Stefan Marjoram's piece in The Old Motor on the century-old Fiat S76 land-speed-record car getting fired up again. The link gets you to the video as well.
"When the engine finally burst into life the noise was spectacular--as were the flames (despite running a bit lean)..."

Not actually steampunk. But close.

1 comment:

  1. The vehicle is simply alarming. The noise and fury would make most weak at the knees.

    Then climb into it and go 116 MPH...in 1910.

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