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    As a right of passage, every true car enthusiast should have cockpit time in the legendary and rare M1 supercar. The M1 was the right car at the wrong time, and today its considered one of the most important post-war BMW’s ever produced.

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    A handful of leading global automotive journalists were invited to take part in the historic unveiling of Gian Paolo Dallara’s masterpiece. A weekend in southern Italy on the storied Nardò Ring proved to be the perfect place to test the limits of this lightweight supercar.

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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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CarPlay For A Day

“CarPlay is Apple’s platform for using iOS devices in cars, allowing drivers and passengers to connect their iPhones and iPads to the entertainment system of the vehicle. By doing this, the car is able to use a wide variety of the iPhone’s features, including managing calls and messages, using Apple Maps for navigation, and playing […]

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2019 Predictions: The Good, The Bad, and The Electric

Each December the venerable Hemmings Motor News publishes its list of five predictions for the coming year. 2018 certainly was an unpredictable year in the automotive industry and collector car world. From the record auction sales at Pebble Beach to Tesla launching a roadster into space, it was an unusual year. Hemmings made some bold […]

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2018: The Year in Review

For the automotive industry and the collector vehicle market, 2018 was one for the record books. Shocking headlines combined with astounding auction results made 2018 an extraordinary and unpredictable year. Some key highlights: Elon Musk launched a Tesla Roadster into space, and it is now orbiting the earth Ford announced it would eventually stop building […]

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BMW M1: A Rare Driving Experience

“The M1 is the absolute pinnacle of hyperfast street cars. Its overdoses of power and handling and responsiveness are suitably tempered by com­fortable accommodation and a civilized ride. If a gentled-down race car can be made this good, then all the other ultracar builders are going about it from the wrong end.” —Csaba Csere, Car […]

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