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Carlos Ghosn: Former Nissan CEO is a Man on the Run

“I have not fled justice — I have escaped injustice and political persecution. I can now finally communicate freely with the media, and look forward to starting next week….I will no longer be held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system where guilt is presumed, discrimination is rampant, and basic human rights are denied, in flagrant […]

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Collector Car and Automotive Industry Predictions for 2020 and Beyond

Each year Hemmings.com publishes a list of predictions for the coming year. This year the list reviews and grades their own 2019 predictions and highlights five new forecasts for 2020. Overall, their observations are reasonable and logical: GM will continue to evolve their push towards electric drive by possibly offering buyers an electric crate motor. […]

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Turtle Garage Newsflash: An Unusual Volume of News and Events Within the Automotive World

From Lewis Hamilton to the GM Strike to the release of Ford v Ferrari, the last few weeks have brought a flurry of headlines within the automotive world. We thought a short curated summary with links to major articles would be a great way for Turtle Garage subscribers to start the week and get caught […]

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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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1990 Alfa SZ: No Sale

The auction hammer did not fall for this 1990 Alfa Romeo SZ The Alfa Romeo SZ is a unique car. Enthusiasts either love its Zagato styling or they hate it. Either way, its certainly an unusual car. We are seeing more of these cars being imported into the United States as they are now almost thirty […]

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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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