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Where is the Collector Car Market Today?

At the 2017 Revs Institute Symposium, I had the pleasure of meeting JR Amantea of GT Motorcars LLC. Seated next to one another at the opening night of Revs, we instantly became fast friends. JR is smart, aggressive, knowledgeable, and honest. Our friendship has grown over the years and I recently purchased a spectacular one-owner […]

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A Special Invitation….

Attention Turtle Garage readers: The following is an important note from Miles Collier, David Gooding, McKeel Hagerty, Rob Kauffman, Philip Richter, Paul Russell, and Gundula Tutt. Please join us for a one-day summit, the next stage in a pioneering global initiative to preserve the future for meaningful cars. Meaningful cars are the cars we care about, […]

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Bob Lutz: Fit and Finish

For decades, we have followed with awe the legendary career of Bob Lutz. While Bob can be controversial, he is pretty much the undisputed “King of Car Guys.” Recently, on the pages of Turtle Garage, we covered his comments on the death of the automobile as we know it. His long career spans senior leadership […]

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Horses and Horsepower: Two days, Two Shows

Last weekend was a packed schedule of horses and horsepower. On Saturday, I piloted my 16-year-old French Selle Francais mare to a clear round at the venerable Devon Horse Show in Devon, Pennslyvania. This event has been held each spring since 1897. We headed home Saturday night and loaded up Turtle Garage’s 1938 BMW R51 […]

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Luxury Cars on the Run

“The premium business model as we have seen it, of model proliferation and people paying more because of the social status of those cars, is probably reaching a peak.” —Philippe Houchois, Analyst, Jefferies Group Premium auto sales are stumbling. Is this just a bump in the road or the canary in the coal mine? BMW reported […]

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Senna’s Sweet 16-Valve

“Its a lot more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slowly.” —Miles Collier In this month’s NextGen profile in Sports Car Market, we spotlight an unusual Mercedes-Benz that is a rising modern classic. It is a car with a revered history that includes an engine co-developed with Cosworth and a […]

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Uber Needs a Lyft

“Uber and Lyft are caught in a perfect storm of China-trade related market choppiness, combined with worries around no profitability in sight, and a valuation knife-fight between the bulls and the bears.” —Daniel Ives, Wedbush Analyst “They just waited too long. There’s nothing exciting about it. I don’t think you could have expected anything different […]

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