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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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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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JCW Mini Cooper: Fighting Above its Weight

In 1961, racing legend John Cooper unleashed the potential of the Classic Mini on the racing world. Though it wasn’t the biggest, fastest, or most powerful, this feisty underdog took the motorsports scene by storm, dominating opponents with its nimble handling, near perfect balance and innovative engine and wheel layout. Our eponymous line of high-performance […]

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The Nardò Ring: A Weekend in Italy at Porsche Engineering’s Nardò Technical Center

 “In May 2012, Porsche Engineering took over responsibility for the Nardò Technical Center in Apulia, South Italy. The testing center was founded in 1975 and is today one of the most important and famous proving grounds in the world. The testing center remains—as always—open to all clients. The characteristic feature of the Nardò Technical Center […]

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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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