Profile of Ken Simmons

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  • Garden graveyard

    A bit of the frame, perhaps the engine case, and the wide handlebars leaned against a shed, rusted hard and brown, but we mounted up at every ...

  • Delectable collectables

    Mind you, in 1975, the latest antique car was a 1950 model. Almost all the cars we think of as classic these days were just used cars. But even ...

  • Pickup truck heroes

    The marauding truck is nothing new on our highways. If you do any driving on the Avalon these days, you know you can't drive fast enough to keep ...

  • Not into NASCAR

    The cars are effectively identical, so the cubic dollars and engineering genius needed to develop each one goes effectively unnoticed. Crewchiefs ...

  • Guess I don't fit the senior model

    Funny, no mention of styling, comfort or ability to burn the rubber to the rims. What an oversight.I won't steal the organization's thunder, so ...

  • Stone, temple, pilot

    It is mortality. It is a solid moment in time, captured in a broken shard of rock. The time was during my very first competitive motorsport ...

  • Mobile, but barely

    And slow - did we mention slow? Because that's the most infuriating thing about these wheeled houses. They can barely get out of their own ...

  • Porsche: still out of reach

    Mind you, at $1.60 an hour, neither the mortgage nor the project Porsche were very near to my grasp. Even the occasional Swiss-cheese 914 that ...

  • GM woes

    Even now, with the weight of the delayed recall on its shoulders, GM continues to announce part troubles. It's been a little more than a week ...

  • Dodging debris

    The object pierced the bumper shroud and also damaged the hood, headlight and fender. As the story published May 28 ("Driver feels lucky to be ...