5-5 (on a good day)Weight:
Calley (wife, 35 years); two kids, Jane (K5 teacher), Stephen (Navy); dad, Charles (older than dirt)First car:
'71 copper Plymouth DusterFavorite sled:
Love the old Mantas … Wish I owned one!Education:
School of Hard Knocks, but graduated from Indiana UniversityOther interests:
Indy Car racing, but watching not driving. Actually any auto racing, but being an Indy native and having driven some open wheel Formula Fords, I like the racers without doors and roofs best. I also race slot cars (much safer!) and enjoy hiking and traveling, even to non-snowy places.
I grew up in Indy dreaming of roadsters, Lotus Fords and STP turbine cars, but was more into running track and writing (already a geek!) for the H.S. paper. I graduated from Broad Ripple H.S. in Indy, along with the likes of David Letterman, NBC's Jane Pauley, and a former Miss World (never a Savage date!). After matriculating (it was legal then!) from I.U., I joined the newspaper world, working in northern and central Indiana, covering tractor pulls, plane crashes, town board meetings and sports, a ton of sports. I moved to Milwaukee and spent 16 years on the features and business news desks at the Milwaukee Sentinel, then Journal Sentinel, where I became the automotive writer in 1987. I still write a car review column (Savage on Wheels) for the paper, but also have my own website, www.savageonwheels.com
. I joined Kalmbach Publishing Co. in 2000 and became editor of American Snowmobiler
in 2004. Always loving things that go fast, snowmobiles fit right in. Riding them all winter is a blast, but I don't need to tell YOU that!