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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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 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, January 23, 2017

'59 El Camino

From Bruce Tomb in San Francisco. The project was his Maria del Camino.
"The "before" was in Santa Rosa, CA, 2009. The “after” is at the Carrizo Plain in Central California, 2012, trying to explain what I did... to a Highway Patrol officer. Probably not your cup of tea, but it is what’s left of a rusted out old quasi-truck. Probably the best case scenario for the ones in Oklahoma.…."--BT
Terry Hargrave photo.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Dirt Road, American

Bowman Gray photograph. Untitled.     Dirt Road, American.

Hot Rod Noir: 1952 Ford, 1949 Ford

The dry lakebeds, I think. California. From HOT ROD by David Perry. Chronicle Books. 1997 Found the photos hanging on the wall at Nordstrom's. I'm going to check out the book.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

1959 El Camino, etc. in Oklahoma

The etc. is significant.  This is in Sallisaw, Oklahoma in the woody, hilly kinda damp (for OK) part of the state.The seller notes “175 Impalas and other GM cars for sale” at $2k and up, mostly 1959 to 1973. A lot of metal in those woods, much of it in rough shape. Details on Craigslist.

Red Dirt Chevrolet C20

Bowman Gray photograph, Untitled. (Location Probably North Carolina).  1968 Chevrolet C20.

Friday, January 20, 2017

1967 Ford C-Series, Marfa Texas

Quality Liquid Feeds, can't miss it if you're visiting Chinati.
Molasses. Then minimalism.