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Youngtimer Unicorns: Redefinin​​​g Rarity

“We are in the middle of a sea change in the collector-car world. In my three decades of publishing Sports Car Market, I have never seen anything like it.” —Keith Martin, Publisher, Sports Car Market “The determining factor of value for unicorn Youngtimer/NextGen cars is not how many were made, but rather, how many investment-grade […]

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The Big Apple To Adopt Congestion Tolls

“New Yorkers have for too long been mired in traffic congestion and subway breakdowns. Now, thanks to the leadership of Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature, riders and drivers will both see relief: congestion pricing will raise billions of dollars for Fast Forward, the MTA’s comprehensive plan to fix our subways and buses, and will […]

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Readers Respond: A Few More Cars to Consider

Last week’s post “Twenty Cars to Consider for Your Garage” generated an enormous amount of reader feedback. The cars we listed were carefully curated and represent a subjective view of next-generation modern classics. TG listened to subscriber comments and, as a result, added a few more cars to the list. All of the vehicles in […]

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Twenty Cars to Consider for Your Garage

The Youngtimer craze at Amelia Island reminded me of several cars that have caused this enthusiast many sleepless nights. Some of these models I lusted over in my teens and early twenties. A few of these Youngtimer classics already reside in Turtle Garage. Some of our picks are modern vehicles that are barely ten to […]

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Youngtimer Mania: A Market In Transition

“At the Amelia Island auctions this year, it was evident to me that there is a nascent change underway in the collector car market. Major auction houses are taking a cue from their audience and offering an abundance of newer cars. When I say “newer,” the term “Youngtimers” is getting thrown around an awful lot. […]

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Extreme Garages: The WSJ Visits Turtle Garage

Amelia Island, FL: The last seven days have been an immersion into the collector car world. After four days at the Revs Institute’s 10th Biennial Meaningful Car Symposium in Naples, I flew north to attend the annual Amelia Island Concours de’ Elegance. During these travels, the Wall Street Journal published a comprehensive article on custom […]

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Autonomy: The Coming Mobility Disruption

“With his access to so many players including Google founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Burns does a masterful job weaving the various strands of his story together.  And a juicy story it is, filled with an insider’s first hand experiences and observations.” —Doron Levin, Forbes Regular readers of Turtle Garage know that we have been […]

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Audi R8: An Avant-Garde Supercar

“While the later R8 was certainly faster and more advanced, it lost some of the magic that made the original special. The design got busier, lost much of the signature sideblade. It’s less clean than the first R8, less striking…..The market is already showing that the original R8 is destined to become a legit future […]

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EV Vortex: Extreme Cold is the Enemy of Electric Cars

“Range anxiety is real. Take it from someone who has been stranded with his wife in an electric vehicle not once but twice: You’ll want to watch the distance-to-empty gauge of an EV with a close eye. This is even more critical when the temperature drops below freezing.” —K.C. Colwell, Car and Driver “Based on […]

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Road & Track: The End of An Era

Back in the heyday of print-media, Road & Track was the venerable authority on automobiles. In the 1980’s when I was a salivating teen obsessed with cars, Road & Track was the defacto go-to source for road tests, racing results, and spy photos of new models. Back then, I had the trifecta of car magazine […]

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