Kevin Clemens wins 2005 Ken Purdy Award for his collection Motor Oil for a Car Guy’s Soul.

The winner of the 2005 Ken Purdy Award is Kevin Clemens, author of Motor Oil for a Car Guy’s Soul.

Published by River Bend Press, the book is a compilation of columns Clemens has written as editor-at-large for European Car magazine.

In it, the author describes the trials, travails and satisfaction of buying restoring and racing several vintage sports cars. He also details his fascination with the history of the automobile, his thoughts on modern cars and the enjoyment he gets from adventures on the road.

Clemens, who has also written for Automobile Magazine, Reader’s Digest and a variety of other publications, shares with his readers the same romantic attachment to the automobile that Purdy did several generations ago.