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    Steven Watts excellent biography of Henry Ford. The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century is a comprehensive account of the life of a business legend. The book is painstakingly researched and masterfully written. The 650-page tome is a window into the ups and downs of Henry Ford’s life.

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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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Phil Hill: Inside Track

At Christmastime, my wife and I engage in a veritable “arms race” of holiday gift giving. It is not about the cost or size of the present, but rather we vie for the most personalized, creative, innovative, and thoughtful gift. Sometimes they are homemade. Sometimes they are silly. Most of the time they make us […]

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Henry Ford: The People’s Tycoon

“Ford was able to demonstrate the superiority of an economy of abundance over one of scarcity and he elevated standards of living to a height never before dreamed of….”  —Charles Sorenson Steven Watts excellent biography of Henry Ford, The People’s Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century is a comprehensive account of the life of a […]

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Attention K-Mart Shoppers: The Mercedes-Benz R230 SL55 AMG is a Bargain Supercar

Net-net is a value investing technique developed by Benjamin Graham in which a company is valued based solely on its net current assets. The net-net investing method focuses on current assets, taking cash and cash equivalents at full value, then reducing accounts receivable for doubtful accounts, and reducing inventories to liquidation values. Total liabilities are deducted from the adjusted current assets to get the company’s net-net value. […]

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The Automobile Tsunami Has Only Just Begun: Ford to Stop Making Passenger Cars!

“We’re going to feed the healthy parts of our business, and deal decisively with the parts that destroy value.” —Ford CEO James Hackett “Everything will be on the table. We can make different investments, we can partner, we can exit products, markets — and we will do that.” —Ford CFO Bob Shanks “Virtually eliminating Ford’s […]

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Sports Car Market: The Dallara Stradale is an Instant Classic

I spent the weekend of March 10th and 11th in southern Italy on assignment for Sports Car Market Magazine. The purpose? A weekend test drive of the new Dallara Stradale. A handful of leading global automotive journalists were invited to take part in the historic unveiling of Gian Paolo Dallara’s masterpiece. SCM publisher Keith Martin […]

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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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