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, July 31, 2018

Mercury M-47

Mercury trucks were made and sold in Canada. This one was for sale at Motorland in Arundel, Maine. We posted a Merc in Nova Scotia a while back.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Where It All Started (and where it's going?)

The Ford Model T, the Tesla Model X. Both in Brooklin, Maine. Most of the gull wings you see around here belong to birds dropping mussel shells on your head.)


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Carcassonne Car

 Sam Harper caught the car in Carcassonne. Any idea what it is? I though Panhard, peut-etre, but it's really not weird enough.

Friday, July 27, 2018

1949 Pontiac New Mexico

from Bill Burleson in Tesuque, New Mexico: "I would bet this car has been completely restored mechanically."

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

1955 Ford F-300

Michael Moore saw this mid-Fifties Ford F-3 in Alturas, California where it is a work-in-progress at Completely Customs.
Here's an earlier edition F-3.
 ...and a Mustang ('65?) just up the street.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

1959 Buick LeSabre

Matt Dallet, esq. caught the car in Newburyport, Mass.
There's nothing quite like GM's outrageous Class of '59.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Plus de Poncho

from Alex Emond, in Banff. "Pierre , Ici nous avons une auto très elegant et groovy , n'est ce pas? Love the fact it hasn't been messed with...almost like somebody just drove it out of his grandmother's garage after she lost her license, or died. Leave alone ,'cause you can't improve on it. Quite a long machine. Love it . Cheers , Alex" p.s. It's a Banff car.
Autoliterate has posted a '63 Pontiac Bonneville from Blue Hill, Maine.
Another in Sedgwick, Maine.
A '63 Catalina and '64 Bonneville from Marfa, Texas. 

And how about this '62 Pontiac Catalina for sale at Owl's Head, Mane a while back?

Friday, July 20, 2018

1961 Land Rover 109 Series II

The truck's for sale up in TCFKAOA, The Country Formerly Known As Our Ally. Details on B-A-T. Speaking of Canadians, and land Rovers, check out Grizzly Torque.