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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.
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Steel Bender Trail Report at EJS 2016 in Moab - Day 2 #EJS2016

Steel Bender Trail Report at EJS 2016 in Moab - Day 2 #EJS2016

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Heldorado Trail report 50th EJS in Moab - Day 2 #EJS2016

Heldorado Trail report 50th EJS in Moab - Day 2 #EJS2016

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Strike Ravine Trail report - EJS 2016 in Moab Day 1 #EJS2016

Strike Ravine Trail report - EJS 2016 in Moab Day 1 #EJS2016

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Tierra Del Sol 2016 Gallery of Action

Tierra Del Sol 2016 Gallery of Action

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Kimchi the Kia Rehash After CTC 2015

Kimchi the Kia Rehash After CTC 2015

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Nuts & Bolts: Wheeling and Towing

Nuts & Bolts: Wheeling and Towing

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Disc Brake Upgrade in Your Driveway

Disc Brake Upgrade in Your Driveway

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Buying a Used 4x4 - Tips for Buying a New-to-You Rig

Buying a Used 4x4 - Tips for Buying a New-to-You Rig

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2016 4x4 of the Year: The Results

2016 4x4 of the Year: The Results

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Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road’s 4x4 Of The Year 2016: The 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road’s 4x4 Of The Year 2016: The 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

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2016 4x4 of the Year Contenders

2016 4x4 of the Year Contenders

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Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road 4x4 of the Year 2016

Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road 4x4 of the Year 2016

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VooDoo Rope Abuse

VooDoo Rope Abuse

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Unconventional Uses for Your Winch

Unconventional Uses for Your Winch

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Testing Bubba Ropes New Winch Line

Testing Bubba Ropes New Winch Line

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Rosco P. Drivetrain, Part 8

Rosco P. Drivetrain, Part 8

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Nuts & Bolts: Looking for Wider Stock Wheels

Nuts & Bolts: Looking for Wider Stock Wheels

Nuts & Bolts: Sticky Brakes on a 1995 Chevrolet K2500 HD

Nuts & Bolts: Sticky Brakes on a 1995 Chevrolet K2500 HD

Dick Cepek Extreme Country MT Tire Test

Dick Cepek Extreme Country MT Tire Test

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Nuts & Bolts: The Truth About Cold Air Intakes

Nuts & Bolts: The Truth About Cold Air Intakes

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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