- 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.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021
from Reid Cunningham: "A pretty Satellite in Claremont NH. My best recollection is the Commando V8 was the small block." AL caught a 1964 Dodge Polara out in Kansas a while back. And an Exner-era Dodge in Shediac, New Brunswick along with the million-mile Montreal Plymouth taxi.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Bank parking lot, Plains is from William Eggleston: Election Eve, Steidl’s superb volume gathering 100 photographs that Eggleston shot in and around Plains, Georgia (en route from Mississippi), just prior to the 1976 Presidential election, when Democrat Jimmy Carter of Georgia defeated incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford from Michigan. “On the eve of the election, when nothing had yet been decided, when everything—whatever that everything was—hung in the balance, Eggleston made an elegy … a statement of perfect calm,” Lloyd Fonvielle writes. “To say, however, that these photographs are romantic, sorrowful and quiet is not to imply that they are easy or in any sense comforting. They are richer and more sensual in some ways than Eggleston’s other work, but they are not less penetrating or unsettling. In them Eggleston seems bent, as always, on recording those unremarked units of spatial perception by which the everyday world is unconsciously ordered.”
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Friday, June 11, 2021
With the unveiling of one of three built-to-order Boat Tails, Rolls-Royce introduces a Coachbuild program that invites the customer into its design studio....Rolls-Royce, Designed by You: Inside the Carmaker’s New Custom Coachbuild Program. You can read the piece on WSJ.com
You understand that AL's dream car is a truck, probably something like the 1950 Chevrolet 3800 we posted a few days ago, so we've not put our name down for Coachbuild yet.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Supersize me? How did everything in this country get so...large? Caught the trio above at a filling station/repair shop Cambridge MA. Here's a Model A we met up in Nova Scotia a while back. And a Model A Town Sedan in Maine. History of the Model A trucks at Curbside Classics.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
But Bristol made the most of it in the 401. The first 2-litre production saloon to hit 100mph, its all-aluminium body was exceptionally aerodynamic, helped by push-button door opening and internal bonnet/boot releases..." Classic & Sports Cars
AL caught the car at Motorland in Arundel, Maine.