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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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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Road & Track Retrospective: 1970

Over the years, Turtle Garage has amassed a large archive of old car magazines dating back to the 1950’s. On a recent rainy Sunday, I took a few hours and perused my Road & Track library—I was surprised at what I found. I became addicted and began burning up hours just pouring through the content, […]


Car Trek: Elon Launches a Tesla into Space

“These are the days of miracle and wonder This is the long-distance call The way the camera follows us in slo-mo The way we look to us all The way we look to a distant constellation That’s dying in a corner of the sky These are the days of miracle and wonder And don’t cry […]


Scottsdale: Sacred Ground for Car Collectors

The Western Wall, Bethlehem, Mecca, and Scottsdale are all holy places. My first pilgrimage to the Arizona desert auctions converted me to a believer. My 48-hour trip was a transcendental experience—it was short but unforgettable. The auction events at Scottsdale are sprawled out and scattered across town. If you replace the ocean with desert, events […]


Chris Bangle: From Black Sheep to Trendsetter

“Christopher Bangle has had a lasting impact on the identity of BMW Group’s brands. His contribution to the company’s success has been decisive, and together with his teams he has mapped out a clear and aesthetic route into the future” —Dr. Klaus Draeger, BMW Board Member Chris Bangle is an American-born automobile designer who ultimately […]


Across Turkey on a Motorcycle

In 2005, the American Flyers took a motorcycle ride across Turkey. We rode the radically advanced and “all-new” 2005 BMW 1200 GS. From a historical and geographical perspective, Turkey is fascinating. It is bordered by eight countries, including Iran, Iraq, and Syria. It is flanked by large bodies of water on three sides of it—The […]



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