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 26 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 March 2016 and Editions Philippe-Rey (Paris) will publish it as PORTE-MOI. 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.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

1967 Olds 98 Convertible: Blue Hill Maine

 Don't much about much the condition. Looks solid. Interior had been done. If it's really a Maine car you'd want to check underneath for rust. That back bumper wants to be rechromed. Seems like a bargain but who knows. Nice summah car.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Government-Issue 1977 Dodge pickup

This is the sort of plainjane truck we most admire. Barebones pickup truck. The GI Dodge is an ex-Forest Service truck that looks very clean and is for sale in Oregon. Check it out at B-A-T

1979 Ford F-150

Just when I thought I'd scouted every great truck on the Blue Hill peninsula, along comes this one-owner F-150. Spent a lot of its life in Pennsylvania, a milder climate. Has been repainted, and the wheels aren't original, but everything else is.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Boneyard of broken (or maybe not) dreams

Once upon a time in Lockport, New York, an abandoned warehouse was filled to the brim with old motorcycles. A man only known as Kohl cultivated a huge collection of the vehicles before selling them all in 1997 and passing away in 2002...
Thanks to Larry Nordell for the head-up on the piece about abandoned vehicle graveyards.
Below: many, many tax dollars roasting uselessly in the Arizona sun.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

1963 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside Pickup

We've had a few of these Corvair trucks up on Autoliterate. This one's at a West Coast dealer and coming up for auction very soon at B-A-T.  I always wondered what happened to the ramp on the surface that made contact with cement or loading dock or what have you. Is that a rubber fender? Factory or add-on? I like the look of the truck. Nimble.

Friday, August 28, 2015

1956 International Harvester S140 4x4

The real deal:factory 4x4, 27k miles, surface rust only. For sale in Idaho. Find out more on B-A-T.