Profile of Ken Simmons

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  • 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 ...

  • Back on track

    A reader asked me a question on Twitter a few weeks ago, wondering when the dirt oval at Avondale would reopen. Good question, I thought, so I ...

  • Sweet Sting of success

    Amidst the cheers last winter, when it was announced Sting would visit St. John’s on his Back to Bass tour, were the inevitable moans. “Dinosaur ...

  • Quest for clunkers

    Ah, but in the tiny word ads that filled those black-inked pages might rest the find of our lives. There were no expectations, just the hope of ...

  • Go get 'em

    To be fair, that is true, and that increased level of traffic is worth noting, and patrolling a little tighter in the areas where it is reaching ...

  • Citation sighting

    This confounded the nearby goats, I might add. GM had lofty aspirations for the car, introducing a sporting version (the X11) and even supporting ...