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Pilgrimage to Pebble

For true car enthusiasts, the dog days of summer ultimately conclude with a pilgrimage to Northern California. Since its inception in 1950, Pebble Beach has evolved into a sacred week-long event. This venerable show occurs annually during the third week of August and culminates on Sunday afternoon at the famous 18th-hole of the Pebble Beach […]

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Car Culture According to Dr. Fred Simeone and Philip Richter

At the 2018 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, Dr. Fred Simeone and Philip Richter were interviewed by Alexander Davidis for CarCulture.tv. These two unusual video interviews articulate the passion of the car hobby and the importance of the automobile as an artistic and cultural object. Cars can be an expression of art and should be carefully preserved […]

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The Greenwich Concours: A Triumph of the Next Generation

I’ve attended the Greenwich Concours for over fifteen years and by all accounts this year represented the high water mark. For 2018, the show had all the attributes of a successful Concours d’Elegance: interesting people, breathtaking cars, decent weather and a beautiful venue on Long Island Sound. Festivities began on Friday morning with a vintage […]

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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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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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Scottsdale 2018: Sports Car Market Insider’s Seminar

Scottsdale is the must-attend kick-off event for the collector car year. Barrett-Jackson, Gooding & Company, and RM Sotheby’s will be auctioning thousands of fine automobiles. I have been invited by Sports Car Market’s Keith Martin to participate in his Insider’s Seminar panel. I will be joined by an esteemed group of industry experts including Carl Bomstead, […]

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A Fun Unpretentious Car Show

On Sunday I attended the Katonah car show. Hosted by the Lions Club of Bedford Hills, the event has been held annually for the last nineteen years. It’s a wonderful low-key gathering that takes place in the Metro-North commuter parking lot. It’s not a show about elite judging standards or 100-point cars. Rather it’s about […]

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The Turtle Invitational: Classic Cars, Camaraderie, and Fun

Last weekend 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. The weekend began […]

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Historic Festival 35 @ Lime Rock (Water) Park

Video by www.ride-ct.com  Lime Rock Historic Festival is always a tremendous automotive and racing extravaganza that showcases close to 2,000 historic, vintage, racing and collector cars over its four days, from race car parades through town and three dozen vintage races to a prestigious Concours on Sam Posey Straight and a huge collector car show. […]

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Turtle Garage to be Honored at the 35th Annual Lime Rock Park Historic Festival

Turtle Garage will be displaying eight motorcycles at the 35th annual Lime Rock Park Historic Festival on Sunday, September 3rd. The Historic Festival is a four-day event dedicated to vintage racing and collector cars. The show on Sunday takes place on the storied racetrack at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut. “Historic Festival 35 is […]

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