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, December 18, 2017

Faith Hope and Chariot: the 1941International

from Alex Emond. In Lafleche , Sk. we have this little collection of old farm vehicles, all missing their boxes . I couldn't figure out what the oldest truck was--the one on the right. The red one is a circa 1941 International Harvester and then the green circa 1952 Fargo, a Canadian Dodge. A sight for sore eyes ... Faith, Hope and Chariot. The two older trucks have the crank-out windshield .... air conditioning . Cheers , Alex

Saturday, December 16, 2017

1955 Chevrolet 3800

from Colin Washburn: "The yellow Apache on Grizzly Flat Rd., Somerset, Ca.. Hasn't moved for years."

Friday, December 15, 2017

1941 Dodge 1-ton pickup

From Alex Emond in south Saskatchewan: "Here's a good looking little 'grainer' that you have seen before when it was along the highway with a big Saskatchewan Roughriders tarp over the box. Now it has moved up beside one of the barns. It has the "dump truck" option ... really solid ,straight looking truck and quite possibly easily restored. The guy who owns the truck is a mechanic so I'm sure he knows what he has . Cheers , Alex"

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sweet Home Alabama

Thanks to Greg Phillips photo. "A week ago I traversed the state from southeast to northwest, purposely on back roads linking small towns to smaller crossroads. Along the way the most prominent pro-Moore sign referenced scriptures from the Bible which, in an odd way, gave me hope. The backfire that's thundering across America this morning is partially the result of Alabama Christians, both GOP and Dems, drawing a double yellow line when asked to find support for the devil in the Bible."

Cambridge Alfa

Looks like it was a California (Stanford?) car. Been tucked away a while.