from Alex Emond in south Saskatchewan: Here's a restored '64 Mercury half ton. I caught this in a little town called Sceptre, gateway to the Great Sand Hills . Theres a fairly big area of sand dunes and dry country just south of there and north of the trans Canada Hwy. Lots of antelope and deer and hawks . Lots of oil industry , like pumps and wells too. Nice clean-looking truck. Cheers , Alex
- Brooklin, Maine, United States
- 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.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
photo: David Branch
From David Branch, on the road: I'm traveling through Colorado, Wyoming, Montana. I came up here for a job that fell through so I've just made a trip of it before heading back to Texas. Man, one forgets (or knows somewhere but doesn't always refresh) how beautiful this country is. I've stayed largely away from the interstate and from cities if I can help it. Sleeping in the truck or tent way back in the sticks. Haven't had a lot of reception and in fact have been happy to have the phone at second thought. But, of course there are trucks and cars aplenty. Sometimes loathe to be the guy in the yard with a camera, though I often want to be. After a week I'm starting to slow down a bit. Walk around. Still, yesterday I was trying to make time getting within striking distance of Missoula where I'll collect my lady from the airport. She'll drive back with me to Texas. Perhaps more autos will be forthcoming. I've tapped out most everything in the Marfa surrounds. Not that there aren't cars undocumented but I've gone stale. It's good to see new light. I wake up this morning on the banks of the Jefferson River in Montana, headwaters of the Missouri. Geese, Hawks, beer cans. I wonder if Lewis & Clark took their time or felt in a hurry?--DB
"The Lower Shell Schoolhouse was one of the first non-log community buildings built in the Big Horn Basin. Using a classic one room schoolhouse design, it was constructed on this site in 1903 on land which had been donated to the Odessa School District. The school district was named for the nearby Odessa Post Office which had operated from 1891 to 1895. Local homesteaders quarried sandstone from the surrounding hills and assisted in the construction of the 24’ by 46’ building. During the 1905-1906 school year forty students were enrolled here demonstrating the early settlers’ high regard for education...." from Ultimate Wyoming
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
El Camino, still it caught my eye, in Swift Current' mainly because it is pretty rare and almost 40 years old. Cheers .
Monday, August 28, 2017
The car is on Deer Isle, Maine. Chrysler was nearing the end of Virgil Exner's era and the designer's Forward Look era was getting...baroque. Here comes the Batmobile. The '61 New Yorker station wagon below was for sale on Hemmings last winter. Did you see our post on 1961 as the annus mirabilis of Detroit style?
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Travelling Light) but there is this essay, Father's Son, from Brick, about me and my old man and The West.
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Sunday, August 20, 2017
Check the link for the story on 3D printing a 16-cylinder engine block from a 1914 Delage racecar. Thanks to Larry Nordell who got the story from by an old Caltech buddy, Jim Sorenson. You have to be able to handle Strine iksents to listen to, and understand, the link.
No problem, myte.
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