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Verne Simons

Verne Simons

Technical Editor, Four Wheeler Network

About Me

I am an automotive writer and photographer who has dabbled in paleontology, a little gator wrasslin', and even spent a little time as a college lecturer. I grew up in North Carolina, but spent lots of time traveling. I've been all over the US, as well as Europe and several countries in Africa. Through an odd set of circumstances I learned to drive in a Russian 4x4 in the Sahara Desert when I was 11 years old. It may sound fancy, but I am really just a simple guy who loves wrenching on Jeeps, exploring, cooking, being outside, and learning.
Articles Verne Contributed To (442)
Black Bear Pass, Once a Year, Backwards

Black Bear Pass, Once a Year, Backwards

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Colorado’s Poughkeepsie Gulch and More

Colorado’s Poughkeepsie Gulch and More

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Nuts & Bolts: Cranky 9-Inch rear

Nuts & Bolts: Cranky 9-Inch rear

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Nuts & Bolts: Hummer Beadlock Inserts

Nuts & Bolts: Hummer Beadlock Inserts

1949 4x4 Willys Pickup - Wicked Willys: Part 8

1949 4x4 Willys Pickup - Wicked Willys: Part 8

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She’s A Keeper: The Story Of A Boy And His 67-Year-Old Jeep

She’s A Keeper: The Story Of A Boy And His 67-Year-Old Jeep

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Nuts & Bolts: Big Tire Balance

Nuts & Bolts: Big Tire Balance

Nuts & Bolts: Keep It Cool

Nuts & Bolts: Keep It Cool

Fixing Broken 4x4s in the Dirt on Ultimate Adventure #UA2016

Fixing Broken 4x4s in the Dirt on Ultimate Adventure #UA2016

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Nuts & Bolts: Easy Jeep T-Case Swap

Nuts & Bolts: Easy Jeep T-Case Swap

The People and Vehicles of UA 2016: Part 1 #UA2016

The People and Vehicles of UA 2016: Part 1 #UA2016

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Hazel’s Harem - When Being Married to Multiple Project Vehicles Goes Wrong

Hazel’s Harem - When Being Married to Multiple Project Vehicles Goes Wrong

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Verne Loses Sleep & Thrashes on a 1949 Willys Pickup for Ultimate Adventure 2016 #UA2016

Verne Loses Sleep & Thrashes on a 1949 Willys Pickup for Ultimate Adventure 2016 #UA2016

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Verne Simons' 4x4 Hoard

Verne Simons' 4x4 Hoard

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A Clean 1997 Chevy S-10 ZR2 Rockcrawler

A Clean 1997 Chevy S-10 ZR2 Rockcrawler

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Announcing Rugged Radios as the Official Communications of the 2016 Ultimate Adventure #UA2016

Announcing Rugged Radios as the Official Communications of the 2016 Ultimate Adventure #UA2016

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Ultimate Adventure 2016 Returning Reader #UA2016

Ultimate Adventure 2016 Returning Reader #UA2016

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Overland Expo, West 2016 Huge Photo Gallery

Overland Expo, West 2016 Huge Photo Gallery

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Ultimate Adventure 2016 Invited Reader Number Two #UA2016

Ultimate Adventure 2016 Invited Reader Number Two #UA2016

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Testing the New Pro Comp A/T Sport

Testing the New Pro Comp A/T Sport

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My Vehicles

  • 1997 Jeep Wrangler Shrink Ray TJ 1997 Jeep Wrangler Shrink Ray TJ
  • 1978 Jeep J-10 1978 Jeep J-10
  • 1949 Willys CJ-3A 1949 Willys CJ-3A

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