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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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The BMW K1: A Futuristic and Timeless Machine

“The K1 may not be a track weapon, but it’s an extremely capable high-speed touring bike, poised and confident on the road and easily capable of triple-digit speeds.” —Motorcycle Classics, April 2016 1989 was a historic year in Germany. The Berlin Wall came crumbling down and BMW built the K1. Recently I dove into the […]

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BMW R69S ISDT: The First GS

I first met Steve Bauer at the 2015 Greenwich Concours. We bonded immediately and have been great friends ever since. Our friendship began over our shared passion for BMW motorcycles and escalated when we realized our parallel views on perfection, authenticity, and factory-correct restorations. Our friendship has traveled coast to coast. Last August, we met […]

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Greenwich Concours 2017: Quality, Quantity, and a Blue Ribbon for Turtle Garage

DATELINE: Buenos Aires, Argentina: The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance was founded in 1995 by the late Bruce and Genia Wennderstrom. The Wennerstrom’s adult children have carried on the family legacy and manage the venerable event. The 2017 Greenwich show was a home run and raised the bar to a whole new level—the field was competitive with top […]

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TGLF: Turtle Garage Live Feed

We are continually working on improving the content and functionality of www.turtlegarage.com. The goal is to make the site more useful, unique, and dynamic. On a regular basis I tangentially follow about twenty car and motorcycle-related websites. For the niche hobbyist, sites like Jalopnik to Petrolicious are fun to browse. I also enjoy reading mainstream media that […]

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Vintage German Motorcycles: The Ultimate Pre-War BMW Motorcycle Restoration Shop

While in Los Angeles last week I had a free evening to catch up with Mike Dunn and Brian Schneider. Mike is rapidly emerging as America’s de facto leading expert on pre-war vintage German motorcycles. Brian’s knowledge of these rare machines is encyclopedic. Together these two guys have forgotten more about pre-war BMW’s than most people […]

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Building the Perfect Beast: The Construction of Turtle Garage

“All of the buildings, all of those cars, were once just a dream in somebody’s head.” —Peter Gabriel, Mercy Street, 1986 The Turtle Garage began life as an idea in my head. In 2003 I started giving serious thought to building my dream garage. My fledgling car and motorcycle collection started gaining momentum, and my vehicles needed a permanent […]

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