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As car and motorcycle enthusiasts, we’re often looking for new stories that go beyond what a typical Google Search will find.

We know it’s not just about the simple facts of a car or bike, or the stats about them. It’s about everything that goes with them: their history, documentation, the people behind them and their stories. The Turtle Garage is all about telling these stories, so you can learn more about your passion.

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Turtle Garage Exclusive: BMW’s British History Revealed

The AFN Archive and What it Reveals  By Robert Freeman Edited by Philip E. Richter Archibald Goodman Frazer Nash founded Frazer Nash Ltd. in 1925. He set up a factory in Kingston upon Thames to manufacture V-twin and 4-cylinder sports cars. The Company evolved into AFN Ltd. in 1927. The cars were unusual because they […]

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Bob Lutz Bombshell: Cars Are Over!

“It saddens me to say it, but the auto industry is on an accelerating change curve. We are approaching the end of the automotive era. For hundreds of years, the horse was the prime mover of humans and for the past 120 years, it has been the automobile. Now we are approaching the end of […]

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The Legendary Jock West

John Milns West, 1909—2004, was a salesman for AFN and the works rider for BMW. West rode a BMW to victory at the 1937 and 1938 500cc Ulster Grand Prix held on the Clady Circuit. His win in 1937 marked the first time that a non-British motorcycle had won the 500cc class at the Ulster Grand […]


Turtle Garage Featured in Mercedes Enthusiast Magazine

The Mercedes-Benz R129 is fast becoming a desirable modern classic. The fourth-generation SL is perhaps Bruno Sacco’s finest creation. The car is a design trifecta—its modern, classic, and timeless. Today, the R129 remains one of my favorite Mercedes models of all time. The V12 SL 600 was the most powerful factory iteration of the R129 […]


Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series: A 500 Horsepower Miata

The December 2017 issue of Sports Car Market features an article we wrote about the recent sale at RM’s London Auction of a Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series. The hammer price of $90,000 raises many questions. The near six-figure price implies collector car status but this Black Series is unlikely to become collectible anytime soon—if […]


A Fun Unpretentious Car Show

On Sunday I attended the Katonah car show. Hosted by the Lions Club of Bedford Hills, the event has been held annually for the last nineteen years. It’s a wonderful low-key gathering that takes place in the Metro-North commuter parking lot. It’s not a show about elite judging standards or 100-point cars. Rather it’s about […]


Joseph Schumpeter Meets Ferdinand Porsche

2017 has been a blockbuster year of groundbreaking news within the automotive industry.  Specifically, new developments in autonomous technologies and electric propulsion have radically changed the automotive landscape. It’s becoming clear that the pace of change is up-shifting far faster than most industry analysts and experts initially modeled. From Intel buying Mobileye to Volvo announcing […]


Beck Speedster: A Modern Analog Time Machine

“At slower speeds, the modern performance car is boring. Indeed, much of modern performance is purely ‘notional,’ good only for bragging rights. We’ve all experienced the truth of the adage, ‘It’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slowly.’” —Miles Collier, Sports Car Market, September 2016 Dateline: Woodstock Vermont. I recently […]


The Turtle Invitational: Classic Cars, Camaraderie, and Fun

Last weekend the inaugural Turtle Invitational Concours d’ Elegance was held at the Turtle Garage in Bedford New York. The festivities were a smash success and we look forward to hosting the event again in 2019. We had an incredible roster of cars, but moreover, a great group of passionate car enthusiasts. The weekend began […]

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An Interview with Mark Greene’s Cars Yeah

Last week Turtle Garage was interviewed by Mark Greene of Cars Yeah (podcast here). If you have not visited the site it’s truly a “must bookmark.” Mark has amassed over 950 podcast interviews that chronicle the interesting lives of a broad array of car enthusiasts. Some of his subjects are legends of the automotive world while others […]



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