- 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.
Monday, August 30, 2021
"This Pontiac was at the Tim Horton's in Strathmore, Alberta. Smoke haze was thick that day . I am not sure of the exact model . I suspect that all the chrome bits have been redone because they were suspiciously flawless. Not as common as the Chevy's of that year . Cheers , Alex "
AL: Let's call it a Laurentian. Or a Strato Chief. I think that Canadian Pontiacs of that era were Chevys is all but sheet metal. Like this '62 Pontiac Laurentian. Or this '59 Strato Chief. How about this 1959 Pontiac Laurentian Safari wagon?
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Studebaker Commander in New Hampshire a few months back. And an extremely original 1953 Studebaker Commander in West Texas. Try the search widget and you'll see a bunch more.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Reis Cunningham in Wilton, NH: "I was driving by and jumped out for a few quick pictures and then was back in the car. Only later did I realize that my phone camera was in wide angle, so the weirdly distorted pictures. I like the truck enough to send you pictures to enjoy even if I don't think they are up to Autoliterate standards for the site." AL: How about this Ford COE out in the Nevada desert? And this Chevy 5100 COE in New Mexico? And a '47 Dodge COE in Colorado Springs. p.s. AL is still trying to get the resident 15-year-old to explain how the AL iPhone Pro camera works, or doesn't.
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Friday, August 13, 2021
Thursday, August 12, 2021
from a Bloomberg piece on Robin Grove. The chief executive officer of Classic Automotive Relocation Services (CARS), Grove moves most of the blue-chip cars that descend on the world’s most prestigious car show and auction event, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this weekend in Carmel, Calif.
"...Rates range from around $10,000 to get a short-wheelbase Porsche 911 to LA from, say, Amsterdam—the smaller size means the car can fit on the cheaper lower deck of the cargo plane. To move a Bizzarrini from London to Carmel can run $40,000, because it’ll need to be inside its own wooden crate. It can cost as much as $67,000 to air freight, say, a Ferrari F40 into LA from Hong Kong—to be sure, the far-flung distance and special cargo-box air freight command a high sum, but it’s just a fraction of its $1.6 million overall value..."