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In the December issue of Sports Car Market, we profiled a recent auction sale of an Audi RS6. The RS6 was a fantastic car back in 2003 and remains so today. Equipped with a bi-turbo 4.2 V-8 and flared fenders, the RS6 is the quintessential German super sedan. In a genuine sense, it’s the spiritual (and […]
In the November issue of Sports Car Market, we profiled the first-generation Mazda Miata. This is a car that once resided within Turtle Garage and we regret selling it to this day. In the first iteration of this iconic roadster, Mazda engineers and designers nailed the ultimate modern-day sports car. Launched in late 1989, the […]
We are less than one week away from the 2019 Turtle Invitational. Our board of directors is working hard to ensure that we have a first-class event. Over the last three months, we have been inundated with entries. The quality and level of cars will be impressive. The Turtle Invitational Board has carefully hand-selected 75 […]
Last week I was in Calgary competing at the Spruce Meadows Masters. The “Masters” is one of the biggest and most prestigious horse shows on the global tour—it is show jumping’s answer to Pebble Beach. My 16-year-old French mare Pistoya has been jumping well all year, and I decided to try my luck at Spruce […]
One fact in the collector car world is indisputable—the BMW E46 M3 is a rising star. This car represents the epitome of the modern classic market—the E46 is a fast, nimble, fun car that is still trading at a relative bargain price. The E46 M3 is one of the great cars of the modern era […]
This year’s Monterey Auction Week experienced the single biggest decline in year-over-year auction totals since 2001 with a 34 percent fall, so naturally there is a lot to discuss. Words like “massacre” have been lobbed out there, but the big picture is likely more nuanced. Certain segments are indeed bloodied (ultra-expensive cars with anything less than […]
Turtle Garage is in Monterey for Car Week. The number of activities can be overwhelming. The ultimate pocket guide from Sports Car Market can be picked up at most venues and will help you plan your days. You can download the 2019 Insider’s Guide here. Enjoy Monterey!
“And to those who have professed to enjoy Magneto but who have raised an eyebrow or drawn a sharp breath at the bravery/stupidity of launching into the “dying” print market, some reassurance—this is a business model that’s simple, not reliant on the vagaries of retail newsstand, and nor is it a vanity project. Forgive me […]
“In America today, there are more cars than drivers. Yet our investment in these vehicles has yielded dubious returns. Since 1899, more than 3.6 million people have died in traffic accidents in the United States, and more than eighty million have been injured; pedestrian fatalities have risen in the past few years. The road has […]
In the upcoming September issue of Sports Car Market, we profiled the timeless Mercedes-Benz R129. Thirty years since its introduction, Bruno Sacco’s beautiful SL is now a rising modern classic. When launched in 1989, the SL was a quantum leap forward and was the safest open car money could buy. The R129 was full of […]
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