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.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Bonne Année! And a 1949 Oldsmobile.

Michael Moore spotted this lineup at Orval's Used Cars in Delta Colorado. I think that's an Olds lurking, third car in. Second car a Mercury? First car looks 1946ish to me, but I can't say what make. Help, please. I'm looking back over the 2016 posts and trying to choose an Autoliterate Truck of the Year. Suggestions welcome. The Chevy Panel Stephen Hendrickson spotted in Brooklyn a few weeks back is a strong contendah.
p.s. The first car is a 1941 Buick. Thanks to Larry Nordell..."Thanks to my uncle John Eliot Spofford in Boston, the first one can be identified as a 1941 Buick"
And Mr Spofford suggests the second car is no Merc, but a modified version of the Buick.

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