Nicholas J. Ainschigg, The Switch-Back, (Weird Tales, Spring 1993).
The Switch-Back: At close of World War II, young Platoon sergeant Ray Heywood, the majority shareholder in Heywood Motors, offers a job to his friend and commanding officer, Philip Maynard. The position is ostensibly that of public relations officer, but in truth Philip is required as an ally against two family members Ray believes are plotting a takeover. The duties are light, handsomely rewarded, and there is even a possibility of a romance with the lovely Anne Heywood. Money for old rope, until:
Heywood's pride and joy is the Saturn, a family saloon wildly customised into a two-seater racing car capable of speeds approaching 200 mph. As the loyal mechanic explains, the tycoon is "a living extension of the engine." Each morning he takes it roaring around the Switch-back, the family race course built by the billionaire grandfather who willed him the company. Ray believes that at least one among the family would tamper with Saturn if they thought they could get away with it, but even then, "They may kill Caesar, but never still his ghost."
This proves prophetic.
A suitably accomplished end to one of the better Kimbers, even if the stand-out story is a reprint. Had he ditched The Astral Invasion and replaced it with nothing whatsoever it would have been even better. Even the cover painting has grown on me.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty. - Christine Campbell Thomson