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2019 Predictions: The Good, The Bad, and The Electric

Each December the venerable Hemmings Motor News publishes its list of five predictions for the coming year. 2018 certainly was an unpredictable year in the automotive industry and collector car world. From the record auction sales at Pebble Beach to Tesla launching a roadster into space, it was an unusual year. Hemmings made some bold […]

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2018: The Year in Review

For the automotive industry and the collector vehicle market, 2018 was one for the record books. Shocking headlines combined with astounding auction results made 2018 an extraordinary and unpredictable year. Some key highlights: Elon Musk launched a Tesla Roadster into space, and it is now orbiting the earth Ford announced it would eventually stop building […]

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BMW M1: A Rare Driving Experience

“The M1 is the absolute pinnacle of hyperfast street cars. Its overdoses of power and handling and responsiveness are suitably tempered by com­fortable accommodation and a civilized ride. If a gentled-down race car can be made this good, then all the other ultracar builders are going about it from the wrong end.” —Csaba Csere, Car […]

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BMW 850 CSi: A Legitimate Modern Classic

The February 2019 Sports Car Market issue has hit the newsstands. SCM editor Chester Allen asked if we would write a piece on a recent interesting auction result at Silverstone in the United Kingdom. The car in question is a rare right-hand drive BMW 850 CSi. This black on black example has clocked under 13,000 […]

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Join Us For The 2019 Turtle Invitational!

“Pebble Beach has the Quail, Bedford has the Turtle.” In 2017, the inaugural Turtle Invitational was held at Turtle Garage in Bedford New York. A group of passionate enthusiasts came together for a weekend of comraderie, cars, cocktails, and conversations. A stunning roster of classic cars filled the show field (see photos below). The Turtle […]

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The White House vs. GM: The Theater of the Absurd

“Very disapponted with General Motors and their CEO, Mary Barra, for closing plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland. Nothing being closed in Mexico & China. The U.S. saved General Motors, and this ithe THANKS we get!”  —Donald Trump, President of the United States “We think it’s appropriate to get in front of it while the […]

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The Mysterious Fall of Carlos Ghosn

This summer the auto industry was shocked to learn of the sudden and premature death of legendary and charismatic Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne. This week, the auto world is being rocked once again by more high profile upheaval. Newswires are abuzz over the arrest in Japan of auto titan Carlos Ghosn. The Nissan/Renault/Mitsubishi Chairman is […]

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The 24 Hour War: Auto Racing’s Greatest Story

On a recent flight to Germany I watched The 24 Hour War. Get the couch ready, grab a beer, and settle in for a remarkable documentary about racing’s most fascinating story. The Ford vs. Ferrari rivalry at LeMans in the 1960’s is one for the record books. Nate Adams and Adam Carolla directed this exciting […]

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The Collection of BMW Legends

Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending the morning with Eric Keller of Enthusiast Auto Group (EAG). EAG is America’s leading purveyor of the finest BMW automobiles (with a heavy emphasis on high-performance M cars). I have grown to know Eric over the years and he is an exceptionally knowledgeable and trustworthy specialty car dealer—he […]

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A Personal Experience With Our Autonomous Future

This week I had a transformational experience with the autonomous future. I recently purchased an off-lease 2015 Mercedes S550, and the car came equipped with option code 997 (which includes Distronic Plus with Steering Assist). Driving home from a meeting I activated Distronic Plus for the first time. I was completely awestruck when the car […]

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Philip Richter and Keith Martin

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