It’s more than just a hobby. Working on cars and motorcycles, Read said, fills the aching void in his life left when his war wounds stripped him of the ability to be a combat Marine.
“My hands are meant to be dirty,” he said.
Next month, he’ll travel to Peru to be a ride-along mechanic for a team of wounded U.S. and British military personnel during the 6,000-mile Dakar Rally. The team is sponsored by an organization called Race2Recovery, supported by the royal family.
(READ the story, w/ photo, in the LA Times)