Calley (wife); two kids, Jane (K5 teacher), Stephen (Navy); 3 grandkids
'71 copper Plymouth Duster
Love the old Mantas … Wish I owned one!
School of Hard Knocks, but graduated from Indiana University
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.
Mark 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. He 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., Mark joined the newspaper world, working in northern and central Indiana, covering tractor pulls, plane crashes, town board meetings and sports, a ton of sports. He moved to Milwaukee and spent 16 years on the features and business news desks at the Milwaukee Sentinel, and later the Journal Sentinel, where he became the automotive writer in 1987. Mark still writes a car review column (Savage on Wheels) for the paper, but he also has his own website, www.savageonwheels.com
. Mark 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 he doesn't need to tell YOU that! He now watches over AmSnow
, along with three hobby magazines.