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    In 2005, the American Flyers took a motorcycle ride across Turkey. We rode the radically advanced and “all-new” 2005 BMW 1200 GS. Throughout the ages, Turkey’s strategic location as the gateway from Asia to Europe has played a key role in Eurasian history.

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    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.

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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. Turtle Garage is all about telling these stories, so you can learn more about your passion.

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Demographics are Impacting the Collector Car Hobby

“Demography is destiny.” —Auguste Comte, French sociologist On Saturday I made my annual pilgrimage to the South Florida Fairgrounds to take in all the fun at the Barrett-Jackson car auction. This year’s successful formula was identical to last year—and the year before that. Rows of cars under tents. Hot dogs and beer. One Barrett-Jackson merchandise store after […]

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Production Hell: Is Tesla Entering the Breakdown Lane?

“Our own model does not incorporate a capital raise, but our lowered estimates newly show the company with less than $1 billion at the end of the third quarter, which the company has previously defined as its minimum comfort level, suggesting to us an increased—not decreased—likelihood of a capital raise,” —Ryan Brinkmann, JP Morgan analyst […]

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The Extraordinary Dallara Stradale: A Race Car for the Road

Last month Turtle Garage joined a dozen leading global automotive journalists in Italy for the first official media test drive of the new Dallara Stradale. My upcoming story will be featured in the June issue of Sports Car Market. Some articles and videos from other journalists also in attendence are now making their way to […]

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Stuttgart is Feeling the Heat

Two unrelated events could prove to have a profound impact on Daimler-Benz and the capital city of the German automobile—Stuttgart. Li Khufu, the billionaire owner of China-based Geely automotive, has recently taken a 10% stake in Daimler. The potential impact of such a large Chinese investor in Mercedes-Benz could be significant in the years ahead. The […]

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Autonomous Uber Involved in Pedestrian Fatality

Turtle Garage has been closely following the evolution and development of autonomous cars, ride-hailing services, and the electrification of vehicles. These three megatrends have the potential to radically disrupt not only the auto industry, but everything from commerical real estate to public transportation. Earlier this week Bloomberg reported that a 49-year-old woman was killed by an […]

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JCW Mini Cooper: Fighting Above its Weight

In 1961, racing legend John Cooper unleashed the potential of the Classic Mini on the racing world. Though it wasn’t the biggest, fastest, or most powerful, this feisty underdog took the motorsports scene by storm, dominating opponents with its nimble handling, near perfect balance and innovative engine and wheel layout. Our eponymous line of high-performance […]

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The Nardò Ring: A Weekend in Italy at Porsche Engineering’s Nardò Technical Center

 “In May 2012, Porsche Engineering took over responsibility for the Nardò Technical Center in Apulia, South Italy. The testing center was founded in 1975 and is today one of the most important and famous proving grounds in the world. The testing center remains—as always—open to all clients. The characteristic feature of the Nardò Technical Center […]

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SCM Scottsdale Seminar: Buy the Best and Drive Them

Sports Car Market has just published our article on the 2018 Scottsdale Insider’s Seminar. It was an honor to be on the diverse panel with industry experts Keith Martin, Donald Osborne, Stephen Serio, Paul Hageman, and Carl Bomstead. The discussion was lively and we all left Scottsdale with more knowledge and a greater understanding of […]

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Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance: Movin’ on Up!

This morning I headed south from Wellington and spent the day at the Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance. The annual event is held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and is now in its 12th year. I attended the show several years ago when it was a small and simple affair. Founders Rick and […]

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The Autonomous Revolution is Upon Us

Bloomberg is on the vanguard of accurate and thoughtful reporting on the emerging and powerful trends of self-driving cars. In this recent article, Jess Shankleman succinctly points out why this autonomous automotive revolution is going to happen way faster than the markets (or the public) thinks. The coming transformation will claim victims from airlines to bicycles […]

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