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2017 New York Auto Show: America First

This week I took a stroll around the New York Auto Show. What did I notice? American metal is stealing the show! Sure, the new E-class convertible looks great. The 911 Targa is just awesome. The all-new BMW 5-series continues its march toward perfection. However, all of these European cars appear tame and boring when […]

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Collecting Thoughts: Pebble to Paris

In August, Sport Car Market publisher Keith Martin extended a back-to-back invitation for me to join him at Pebble Beach and Chantilly. All he asked in return was that I write a story comparing and contrasting these two blockbuster car shows. Last month, Turtle Garage submitted “Pebble to Paris” to the editorial staff at SCM. The article […]

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The stables at Chantilly

What’s My Chateau Worth?

This has been an extraordinary three days of vintage cars, delicious wines, gourmet food, and great camaraderie. We have seen many old friends and made several new ones. There is no question that the Chantilly Concours is a rising star among the top car shows in the world. Many Turtle Garage subscribers are familiar with Keith Martin’s wildly popular […]

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From Pebble Beach to Paris

From Carmel to Chantilly in under ten days! Last week I was in Carmel for the Pebble Beach car show and now Sarah and I are in Chantilly France for yet more car gazing. We are graciously being hosted by Sports Car Market publisher Keith Martin. We arrived yesterday and met up with Keith at the Paris […]

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The 1988 BMW E24 M6: An emerging collectible classic?

1988 BMW E24 M6: A Monterey M Record

A 1988 BMW E24 M6 sold for a whopping $90,000 at Mecum’s Monterey auction last week. The all-in hammer price with the buyer’s premium was $99,000. The car was finished in highly desirable Cinnabar Red with Natur interior. Having travelled a mere 25,000 miles it was an “A” example in excellent original condition. The only incorrect item […]

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Our view from the chalet was fabulous!

Monterey Car Week: Update 3

We got up around 7 am and headed over to the 18th hole. For the first time in days Keith did not have to MC anything or orchestrate seminars or oversee some grand concours event. We fired up the loaner Chevy Volt and silently headed over to the show under full battery power. We hit […]

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