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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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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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The Power of Provenance

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 […]

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2017: The Year in Review

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 […]

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The Twelve Cars of Christmas

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. […]

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Shop Turtle Garage This Holiday Season

Turtle Garage has curated dozens of great gift ideas for the motor enthusiast in your life. Cut through the endless clutter of the Internet and save time and discover that perfect and thoughtful gift. We’ve made it easy to find that unique stocking stuffer. Items have been carefully selected by Turtle Garage contributors and are products […]

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