Website Banner 500.jpgThe Telegram Telegram - Ken SimmonsList of the latest articles from this category./Author-Ken-Simmons/1998/5Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:22:30 -0500Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:22:30 -0500enLady Brett Ashley’s musical prowess is showing, 26 Nov 2015 15:23:47 -0500Standout vocals take new album up a notch this one on your play list, 30 Oct 2015 17:17:31 -0400Ilia Nicoll’s new release an intimate chronicle of love and longing music and film, 22 Oct 2015 01:30:00 -0400Remember, way back, when recording companies decided to make videos to help sell their music?This isn't like that.Rozalind MacPhail knows no boundaries. A classically trained flutist and electro-music renegade, MacPhail has covered the length of the country playing her compositions and leaving ..., 17 Oct 2015 06:28:40 -0400We’re like youngsters. That’s the first thought when the call comes. The call to go to my buddy’s house, hook on the dolly wheels and head out to collect a four-wheeled piece of British history. a big emissions hole, 26 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400Hooo, boy, has Volkswagen ever dug itself a hole.'t knock the do-gooders, 19 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400Is it a prerequisite for us as car folk, as motorsport enthusiasts, as gearheads to deny the environmental realities of our enthusiasm? we the worst? Sure looks like it., 12 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400I suppose it goes on everywhere, although I know a few ex-pat Newfoundlanders who swear we’re the worst drivers on the planet. Back, 29 Aug 2015 06:28:58 -0400It wasn’t so long we discussed in this space (Remote control) a recent development in the connectivity of our world, to wit, some clever SOBs have figured out a way to hack your connected car and have all manner of nefarious fun with it.'s complicated, 22 Aug 2015 01:30:00 -0400Here's one you might have missed this week: traffic deaths in the first six months of 2015 showed a 14 per cent jump over 2014 in the U.S. That's just about 19,000 people killed.That's a staggering thought.What's more, not only is the trend rising to almost record levels - a possible 40,000 ... the colours, 15 Aug 2015 01:30:00 -0400I know you cruiser boys like your big ol' Harleys, and all the look-alikes. You like the noise, the style, the chrome. The fashion. The reputation.Oh yes, you can't deny it. Those H-D logos on your jacket, the bandanas, the boots - riding a bike is as much a fashion statement as it is a mode of ..., 01 Aug 2015 01:30:00 -0400Chrysler has a problem. This time, it's alone.Last week we looked at the security concerns brought on by the connectivity of modern machines.A pair of consultants proved an ill-motivated hacker could, with relative ease, overcome a car's navigation and control systems remotely, and they used a ... control, 25 Jul 2015 01:30:00 -0400Chrysler has a problem. And it's not alone.More importantly, the automakers' problem is our problem, and we'd best get familiar with it right away.In an article published this week, Wired Magazine writer Andy Greenberg described piloting a Jeep Cherokee during an attack by laptop-wielding ... word: plastics, 18 Jul 2015 01:30:00 -0400Driving. We love it, we celebrate it, we work at doing it better. We celebrate our vehicles, too, pampering them, working on them, bragging about them. We gather at shows and we plan long trips along open roads.But for all our trumpeting, there is one, undeniable truth. It's a bit of a dirty ... thrill on the hill, 13 Jul 2015 01:30:00 -0400"Chill" the tall letters advised at the top of Confederation Hill. The punctuation was just a locator.It's not like the thousands who filled the usually vacant field had any choice: chill was the order of the day. Did it detract from the (first?) Confederation Hill Music Festival? night was the night, 12 Jul 2015 13:33:03 -0400Rod Stewart, Goo Goo Dolls thrill thousands at Confederation Hill seat trouble, 04 Jul 2015 05:30:00 -0400Summer time is roadtrip time, we all know that. We also know the front seat is the best seat. You get a better view, more room, control of the various controls — air, audio, the nut that holds the wheel (!) — and an eye to the speedo, if you’re into that. world-beater is back, 27 Jun 2015 01:30:00 -0400The old GT40 has been getting a lot of press over the last couple of weeks.I was reminded of this when Targa Newfoundland issued a release Tuesday to say Mark McDonald and James Bergeron would field a Gulf-liveried CAV GT40 for this year's hyper-rally. big show, 06 Jun 2015 05:30:00 -0400I have not had the pleasure of witnessing the Canadian Grand Prix, which runs this weekend at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.', 30 May 2015 01:30:00 -0400I'm a bit reticent to comment on the viral explosion that followed the recent doughnut-burning Corvette video.'t nothing like the real thing, 16 May 2015 01:30:00 -0400I'm no fan of travel writing. Not in general, and surely not of the automotive variety - which is a bit of a confession. I mean, I've written more than a few pieces of it myself.