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    As a right of passage, every true car enthusiast should have cockpit time in the legendary and rare M1 supercar. The M1 was the right car at the wrong time, and today its considered one of the most important post-war BMW’s ever produced.

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    A handful of leading global automotive journalists were invited to take part in the historic unveiling of Gian Paolo Dallara’s masterpiece. A weekend in southern Italy on the storied Nardò Ring proved to be the perfect place to test the limits of this lightweight supercar.

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Audi R8: An Avant-Garde Supercar

“While the later R8 was certainly faster and more advanced, it lost some of the magic that made the original special. The design got busier, lost much of the signature sideblade. It’s less clean than the first R8, less striking…..The market is already showing that the original R8 is destined to become a legit future […]

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EV Vortex: Extreme Cold is the Enemy of Electric Cars

“Range anxiety is real. Take it from someone who has been stranded with his wife in an electric vehicle not once but twice: You’ll want to watch the distance-to-empty gauge of an EV with a close eye. This is even more critical when the temperature drops below freezing.” —K.C. Colwell, Car and Driver “Based on […]

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Road & Track: The End of An Era

Back in the heyday of print-media, Road & Track was the venerable authority on automobiles. In the 1980’s when I was a salivating teen obsessed with cars, Road & Track was the defacto go-to source for road tests, racing results, and spy photos of new models. Back then, I had the trifecta of car magazine […]

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CarPlay For A Day

“CarPlay is Apple’s platform for using iOS devices in cars, allowing drivers and passengers to connect their iPhones and iPads to the entertainment system of the vehicle. By doing this, the car is able to use a wide variety of the iPhone’s features, including managing calls and messages, using Apple Maps for navigation, and playing […]

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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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