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.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

TR6 in California

From Michael Moore in Benicia, California. Those cool redwalls say '68 to me but the car is 1970s, I think.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Shoebox Ford. Clayton, New Mexico. (The Hi Lo)

The wind is almost always blowing in the Hi Lo country and especially in April. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

1950 Chevrolet 3100, one morning in COS.

Colorado Springs. Don't think I felt a drop of rain the 3/1/2 weeks I was there. A skitter of snow very now and then, and plenty of wind. It's going to be a red flag summer along the Front Range, I fear. Trucks like this have made it through 68 summers and counting. The speedo shop (see below) was just around the corner.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Marfa Critters: Ford, Chevrolet, GMC

 all photos ©Geoff Park 2018                                                                         Ford F-1
 1 1/2 ton 1951 Chevrolet
'53 GMC and '58 Chevrolet Apache

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Yer basic muscular F250

That's about the essence of truck. Thanks to Michael Moore for the photo.
Here's an older edition the truck from Blue Hill, Maine.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Urban Anthology

from Stephen Henrickson in NYC:  "Militia in PA"
"Pink on Park Ave"
"FuckTruck on BQE"
"US on I-80"
"At the damage center, Monday mornings are the best!"

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Raw Material. Trementina, New Mexico

These old, unwanted trucks are raw material for the machines the Pacheco Bros. are building way out there in Trementina, New Mexico