- Brooklin, Maine, United States
- We own a 1976 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 of the fleet is 24 years--we're recyclers. I've published a book of stories NIGHT DRIVING (1987), and 2 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), and THE O'BRIENS, which came out in the US (Pantheon) and Canada (House of Anansi) in 2012. A book of stories TRAVELING LIGHT comes out in 2013. More of my book stuff at www.peterbehrens.org I'm a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Streets of Austin
Our man in Austin, Bill Geisler caught this Task Force Series truck on a perambulation through his neighborhood. It looks like a work-in-progress, though I think the paint is just about where it should be. Perhaps it could be clear-coated to preserve that weathered patina. I like the sun-flayed, textured look of paint that's spent some years in the sun. Nothing wrong with a little surface rust, either. I don't know the T-F series well, but this is a late-1955 to 1959 Chevrolet or GMC, with what looks like an eight-foot stepside bed. Tires and wheels are a bit mismatched, even size-wise, but maybe that's the next upgrade in-progress.
Posted by autoliterate at 6:47 AM