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Turtle Garage provides readers with unique insights into the collector vehicle market and the broader automotive industry. Our exclusive content focuses on vintage motorcycles, modern classics, and the exciting future of the automobile—including developments in ride-hailing, electrification, and autonomous driving. We produce diverse articles on travel, restoration projects, book reviews, auction analysis, vehicle summaries, and relevant automotive industry news.

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New York to LA in 27 Hours and 25 Minutes

Road & Track recently reported that yet another Cannonball cross country record has been shattered. The leading time of 27 hours and 25 minutes was attained in a modified 2016 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. With an average speed of 103 miles per hour, drivers Arne Toman, Doug Tabbutt, and Berkeley Chadwick are the new Cannonball champions. […]

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The 2019 Turtle Invitational: Raising the Bar!

By all accounts, the 2019 Turtle Invitational was a resounding success. We were blessed with great people, stunning cars, and perfect weather!  A very special thanks to all our sponsors: Porsche Danbury, Audi Danbury, Collier Auto Media, Meccanic Shop, Hagerty, Sports Car Market, and Hollow Brook Wealth Management. We are grateful for everyone who contributed […]

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2007 BMW E60 M5: A Lesson in Depreciation

In the most recent issue of Sports Car Market, we profile the recent sale of a 2007 BMW M5. A decade ago, this car represented the state-of-the-art of mid-sized super sedans. Today, this E60 is a depreciating used car that will undoubtedly require significant investment to keep up and running. This example had over 50,000 miles and […]

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Audi RS6: Bargain Land Missile

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 […]

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The Marvelous Mazda Miata

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 […]

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The 2019 Turtle Invitational is One Week Away!

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 […]

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2019 Dodge Charger GT: The Ultimate Rental Car!

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 […]

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The BMW E46 M3 Is On The Rise: A Pure Driving Experience!

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 […]

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Monterey Car Week 2019: Mild Market Correction or Chernobyl?

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 […]

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Pebble Beach: The Ultimate Guide

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!    

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