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 an '86 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of '97 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 27 years--we're recycling. I've published 2 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), and THE O'BRIENS (2012), and 2 collections of stories NIGHT DRIVING (1987), and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). Novel # 3, CARRY ME, will be out from Pantheon (US) and House of Anansi (Canada) in February 2016 and by Editions Philippe-Rey (Paris). More of my book stuff at I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I've been teaching at Colorado College, Wichita State, and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I'll be a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right. It's free. Never an ad, never a sales pitch.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

1956 Meteor Niagara. Blowing In the Wind.

Weathervane built by Raymond Fry. It's a 1956 Meteor Niagara with a 1956 Meteor Rideau paint job and chrome.  The headlights come on at night and the car turns in the wind, which blows hard out here on the rolling prairie, a couple miles east of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba. Why? The answer, my friend, is blowing' in the wind

Friday, September 30, 2016

Grainers, wheat harvest.

Bringing in the harvest. Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Over Several Tops Dept.

Stephen Hendrickson caught these at a Sotheby's auction in NYC last year. Fist Bugatti we've ever had on AL.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

1959 Ranch Wagon, etc.

That's a '55 or '56 Sedan Delivery, and I know it's all about the tail lights but I can never remember which is which. They certainly had a sedan delivery thing happening at Antioch this year.
 Thanks to Michael Moore who caught these at Billetproof, The World's Least Important Car Show, at Antioch CA.
 That would be a '54 Chevy I think.

Monday, September 26, 2016

1960 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery, etc.

 Thanks to Michael Moore who found these at Billetproof, "The World's Least Important Car Show" at Antioch, CA. Above: Plymouth? or Dodge? 1955?
 Packard, thought has those Buick ports.
 El Sedan Delivery. Chevy 1960.
Would that be a 1953 Ford Ranch Wagon?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

More Rockabillies from Nova Scotia.

They have a unique aesthetic up there. Thanks to Stephen Hendrickson for the photos.