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Ken Richardson Photography

Ken’s mobile studio set up at the Turtle Garage Last year Motorcycle Classics Magazine contacted me about doing stories on my 1962 BMW R60/2 and my 1937 BMW R5.  They sent Ken Richardson to photograph my motorcycles. Ken is a Boston based professional photographer who specializes in automotive, industrial, corporate, and portraiture photography Within minutes of meeting Ken […]

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1990 Mazda Miata: Pure, Simple, and Fun

1990 Mazda Miata This week I logged some wonderful miles behind the wheel of my 1990 Mazda Miata. This car occupies a special place in modern automotive history because back in 1990 it revolutionized the once dormant sports car market. The first-generation Miata was introduced in the fall of 1989. It was my sophomore year of college and I recall […]

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Barn Find Jackpot: 1938 BMW R51 British Registration HPD 329

Turtle Garage recently won the Powerball! For years I have been corresponding with pre-war BMW expert Robert Freeman. Robert lives in England and is the Yoda of pre-war British BMW motorcycles. Back in the 1960’s Robert purchased HMK 377 (currently my BMW R5) for eleven pounds sterling. At a time when nobody cared about these […]

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Sports Car Market: The Rise of the Recent Supercars

At Monterrey in August of 2015, Sports Car Market publisher Keith Martin identified an interesting trend: Modern supercars started to catch a real bid among young affluent buyers. The various auctions held around the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours put several supercars into the spotlight. Porsche Carrera GT’s went for seven figures. Bugatti Veyron’s bumped up to the stratosphere. This is a trend […]

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Motorcycle Classics – Elegance in Motion: The 1962 BMW R60/2

Lovingly restored and now ridden faithfully, this 1962 BMW R60/2 hits the sweet spot. By Greg Williams, for Motorcycle Classics Magazine January/February 2016 1962 BMW R60/2 Claimed power: 30hp @ 5,800rpm Top speed: 90mph (est.) Engine: 594cc air-cooled OHV horizontally opposed twin, 72mm x 73mm bore and stroke, 7.5:1 compression ratio Weight (wet): 436lb (198kg) […]

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Wall Street Journal: BMW Motorcycles and a Tour Through History

Classic motorcycles can be works of ‘industrial art.’ For one collector, the R5 ‘makes this incredible sound. It’s like a symphony.’ Nov. 17, 2015 Philip Ernst Richter, 45, president of Hollow Brook Wealth Management in New York City, on his BMW motorcycles, as told to A.J. Baime. The 1930s was a terrible era in so […]

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