Ken "The Alleydude" McClellan is the webmaster of the PRDA Website. Not only is he busy with the PRDA, he is currently working with Oscar and his KidRacer Project and several other of Oscar's evil plans. You can check out Ken's personal webpage at Alleydude.com.
Here is Ken with Oscar Koveleski in Livonia, Mi at the McLaren 40th Anniversary Party.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Ken McClellan. I am a biker, and by some I am known as the Biker Geek. I was born and raised in the Frankfort/Elberta area of Michigan. My older brother introduced me to Auto World and the joys of model building, flying model airplanes and rockets, and Three Dog Night. It was that early exposure to Auto World that years later lead to my involvement with Oscar Koveleski and the PRDA.
I graduated Frankfort High School (Frankfort, Mi) in 1981, and shortly thereafter I joined the Navy. Late in my ten years of service I went to school for Graphic Design and Computer Graphics at Platt College in San Diego, CA.
After receiving an honorable discharge in 1992, I came back home to the Traverse City area and began working as a graphic designer for a local company. After two years of design work, I left the industry due to better paying jobs in manufacturing. Though I was no longer working full time in the business, I continued to work freelance. Then after several lay-off's from several different companies, I made the decision to work at my website design/graphic design business full time. This is where I am at today. But I get ahead of myself...
In 1997, I discovered the wonders of the Internet, as well as the joys of Hot Wheels collecting. I discovered that there was a great need for an online price guide for Hot Wheels, so with a lot of research, and a lot of trial and error, I created the Internet's first online price guide for Hot Wheels, Alleyguide.com. Alleyguide became so popular that it attracted the interest of many online businesses wishing to buy advertising space on the site. It was because of Alleyguide that people on the Internet still know me as the Alleydude.
After recieving "The Best of the Net" award for September 1999 from About.com, and being listed as a "Don't Miss" website in the Fall 2000 Guide To Collecting On The Web, Mobilia Magazine contacted me about purchasing my website. They flew me out to Vermont, and to make a long story short, after about a month of negotiating a deal was struck, and Alleyguide.com became the property of Mobilia Inc., and I was contracted to maintain my own website. After about a year of this arrangement, Mobilia went broke, and Alleyguide disappeared off the Internet for good.
I then moved on to create Diecast Illustrated, a sequel to Alleyguide, and later SlotCar Illustrated which lives on today through new ownership.
Now located in Kingsley, Michigan near Traverse City, MI, I am working hard with Oscar, Tony, and Brad to bring the PRDA to the top of Google, and gain it the notoriety it so richly deserves. I am also working hard with Oscar Koveleski to promote his Kidracer Project and several of his Auto World related projects as well. All this, and still working as a freelance website designer and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
I am a positive thinker, and I honestly believe that anything is possible. I am honored to be part of the PRDA, and will do my best to provide a quality environment that will be a meeting place, and message center for the only club in America for Polish Racing Drivers.
If you see an internet emergency happening, or need website design or SEO, you can eMail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org