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.

Monday, November 30, 2020

1941 Dodge sedans, Banff

from Alex Emond, in Banff, Alberta: "These two 1940 or early 40's Dodge sedans showed up this fall in a back yard close to downtown Banff. The grey one is a Special De Luxe, and I am not sure about the darker one , which is more "luxurious" . Really nice and possibly out of the two, get the green/brown one rolling down the road . I have no idea what the story behind these cars is ... I think I know who might own them . Won't be long before they're covered in snow ... maybe even by tomorrow morning. "


Sunday, November 29, 2020

1964 Cadillac, Cambridge MA

The license plate is dysfunctional: this is a '64, maybe the best Cadillac of the fin phase. Caught in Cambridge. AL posted a sweet '60 in Blue Hill a while back.


Saturday, November 28, 2020

You Can Go Fast, I Can Go Anywhere!

Autoliterate has posted a herd of L-Rs from all over; try our search widget. This machine was in Northport, Maine. Here a couple more Series II in Maine.


Friday, November 27, 2020

1961 Ford Thunderbird


Caught the 'Bird in Cambridge where there were a flock of period cars assembled for a movie shoot in Harvard Square.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Divco Milk truck.

from Alex Emond out on the Canadian prairies: "The milkman always honks twice. Here's a cool looking relic from the days of milk in bottles. This was just off the trans Canada Hwy in Irvine, Alberta. A vehicle with potential."

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

1963 and 1962 Ford Thunderbirds


Reid Cunningham saw the wounded 'Bird in Claremont NH. AL caught a tuned-up edition at Motorland in Maine a while back.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk

We've posted many Studebakers, including an extremely original 1953 Commander in West Texas. The car here--a 1959 Silver Hawk--is on the block at BaT today...Try our search widget and you'll see a bunch more Studebaker cars---and trucks. 


1948 & 1958 Chevrolets

No one would mistake a '58 Chevrolet for a '48, would they?  Caught the Fleetline in Cambridge MA and the Del Ray in Colorado Springs a while back.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020

3800 Chevrolet, 3100 Chevrolet

From Alex Emond, in Saskatchewan: "Here's an old , circa 1951, Chevy Tow Truck. Sorry that these are a bit fuzzy, like you need reading glasses. This truck was in Eastend, Sk. . If you like 'patina' , this is gorgeous...

...Here's another similar vintage Chev half-ton . Alongside the Hwy , through the village of Lisieux, a place so small you don't even have to blink to miss it."
AL: we've posted more Advanced Design trucks.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

MG-A Harvard Square

Perhaps not the best build-quality in the world, but they sure got the shape right.


Friday, November 20, 2020