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Beck Speedster: A Modern Analog Time Machine

“At slower speeds, the modern performance car is boring. Indeed, much of modern performance is purely ‘notional,’ good only for bragging rights. We’ve all experienced the truth of the adage, ‘It’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slowly.’” —Miles Collier, Sports Car Market, September 2016 Dateline: Woodstock Vermont. I recently […]

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The Legendary War Wagons of Norias

“KING RANCH: The name is embroidered in the tapestry of Texas, rising from the sun-baked coastal plains in the infancy of the state itself. King Ranch is the inspiration of legends and speculation, tradition and history. Rawhide-tough through drought, Indian attacks, Civil War, and the Great Depression among other trials, King Ranch is the star of […]

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Following Fidel: Across Cuba on a Motorcycle

In April the American Flyers Motorcycle Club went to Cuba for a ten-day motorcycle adventure. Our timing was perfect given all the change that is facing new Cuba. Paradoxically, the socialist island paradise is experiencing death and a rebirth at the same time. Today Cuba is in the midst of the greatest social, economic, and political upheaval since Fidel led […]

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Collecting Thoughts: Pebble to Paris

In August, Sport Car Market publisher Keith Martin extended a back-to-back invitation for me to join him at Pebble Beach and Chantilly. All he asked in return was that I write a story comparing and contrasting these two blockbuster car shows. Last month, Turtle Garage submitted “Pebble to Paris” to the editorial staff at SCM. The article […]

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Cooperstown or Bust!

Jonathan and I have been friends since childhood. This summer he bought a gorgeous 1983 BMW R100R.  The bike was owned for years by Arthur Einstein. Arthur is an old friend, fellow American Flyer, and father of Nick Einstein (one of my oldest friends who I rode my motorcycle across America with in 2004—the road blogs from […]

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Seaver Vineyards on my first visit in the winter of 2006

A Day With Tom Seaver

George Thomas “Tom” Seaver (born November 17, 1944), nicknamed “Tom Terrific” and “The Franchise”, is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. He pitched from 1967 to 1986 for four different teams, but is noted primarily for his time with the New York Mets. During a 20-year career, Seaver compiled 311 wins, 3,640 strikeouts, 61 […]

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The stables at Chantilly

What’s My Chateau Worth?

This has been an extraordinary three days of vintage cars, delicious wines, gourmet food, and great camaraderie. We have seen many old friends and made several new ones. There is no question that the Chantilly Concours is a rising star among the top car shows in the world. Many Turtle Garage subscribers are familiar with Keith Martin’s wildly popular […]

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