Profile of Ken Simmons

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  • Loeb's legacy

    The WRC is a racing series owned by the same group as Formula One. In it, large, well-funded teams take the most mundane of the world's ...

  • I'm a car guy

    The guys in my family were Chevy guys when we were younger. Dad's trucks were Chevrolets, or GM. He worked them hard and fixed them himself. ...

  • Immune to the snow bug

    They said stuff like, "Time to hit the trails," or "Looking forward to some powder," or "Must haul the sled out of the shed." Snowmobilers. ...

  • Plenty of kick under this hood

    The one-piece hood flips up to reveal ... a Moosehead Beer keg, rescued from a landfill many years ago. Hang on. Under the hood, a beer keg? Yes, ...

  • Pedal tones

    Perhaps talk radio listeners just want their drives to end more quickly so they don't have to listen to any more ridiculous callers. Metal, at 48 ...

  • Speed claptrap

    Now, these otherwise brilliant and measured scribes fail to cite any evidence to support their assertions. On what, we are forced to ask, can ...

  • History’s lessons from the road

    I’ve been away from the office for the past couple of weeks, taking a bit of vacation time and poking into a few places on the island. It has ...

  • On tour with the C-Max

    What we got was a 2013 C-Max Hybrid SEL with a bit more than 15,000 km on the clock. The C-Max is on the cutting edge of Ford's technology ...

  • When death comes calling

    Not that this driver had cause, as such. There was no mechanical failure, or sudden obstacle that inspired the off-course excursion. And the fact ...

  • Sensible advice, but who wants sensible?

    Consumer Reports — we have dared speak the name here before. It’s a magazine devoted to mitigating our most base and crude materialism, using ...