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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. The Turtle Garage is all about telling these stories, so you can learn more about your passion.Browse All Stories
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 […]
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, […]
“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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
Researching a vehicle’s past is as much an art as it is a skill. It takes patience, persistence, and perseverance. It takes help from willing strangers—and a lot of time. It takes an outgoing personality to reach out to people who might have crossed paths with your car or motorcycle. To be a good researcher of vehicle […]
THE STATE OF THE TURTLE: 2017 has been a year of growth and improvement at Turtle Garage. Our subscriber base has surged and we are realizing an enormous increase in traffic. Over the last year, our developers have upgraded the site and added new features and functionality: a live automotive stock ticker feed, real-time industry […]
On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…..a partridge in a F-40! Wouldn’t it be great to wake up Christmas morning and find twelve exotic and eclectic vehicles under the tree? The following cars (and motorcycles) sure would make for a very unusual garage! Our curated list below is a money-is-no-object selection. […]
On Wednesday, RM Sotheby’s returned to the Big Apple for their ICONS auction. Thirty spectacular cars rode the elevator to the 10th floor of Sotheby’s Upper East Side headquarters. Gord Duff of RM invited Keith Martin and me for an early morning private tour. It was wonderful to walk the Sotheby’s halls without anyone else […]
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