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.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

'61 Chevrolet Apache 10, Marfa. And Target comes to Brewster County.

Plumber's truck.
Both photos from Erik Baier. 
Target's on the road betwen Mara-thun and Alpine.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

1953 Mercury M-350. North Dakota.

We've posted other Canadian Mercury trucks on AL, including a Mercury M-3 in Nova Scotia. 
This is a Saskatchewn truck for sale in Pembina, North Dakota. It's on eBay. Details at B-A-T. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Saskatchewan Roughriders: Ford F150 Field Hand

from Alex Emond, in southern Saskatchewan: "Here's a warrior of a truck, down in Val Marie. It is set up as a bale big round bale at a time. Hard to imagine that it was ever new. Cheers--AE"

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Peugeot MK truck, 1930s

It's been too long since we posted a Peugeot. Craig Manning spotted this one in Paris, on the Ile St-Louis.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016