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Silicon Valley and Motor City Collide: Apple Contemplates McLaren Acquisition

  How will the future of the automobile compare with the past?  In a recent Sports Car Market magazine article, Miles Collier astutely noted, “We stand on the cusp of three potential revolutions in automotive technology: propulsion, connectivity, and driverless ‘autonomy.’ The latter alone could either eliminate the automobile as we know it–or transform it […]

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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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Chasing Perfection: 1937 BMW R5

I have been a longtime subscriber to Motorcycle Classics magazine. Edited by Landon Hall, it is the highest quality quarterly publication catering to vintage motorcycle enthusiasts. Earlier this year they did an excellent piece on my 1962 BMW R60/2. That story can be accessed here. Yesterday I strolled out to the mailbox and to my surprise and delight […]

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Pagani Huayra: Sports Car Market Cover Story

I really enjoy writing articles for Sports Car Market magazine. Archives of my prior articles can be found here. Last month, SCM’s editor Chester Allen asked me to write about the recent sale of a rare Pagani Huayra. This ultra-exclusive car was sold in March by RM Auctions for over $2 million at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The […]

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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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Ferrari IPO: Upshifting in the Slow Lane

In October 2015, Ferrari priced its Initial Public Offering (IPO) at $52 a share. The price put the total market value of Ferrari at roughly $11 billion. Since then the shares have traded as low as $31.66. Initially Barron’s ran a piece recommending not to purchase the shares based on their view that Ferrari (ticker RACE) […]

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The Turtle Has a New Shell

Check out the new TurtleGarage.com. My blog has been updated and upgraded with help from the highly talented team at Great 8 Creative.  Over the last few months, Great 8 Creative meticulously studied my existing blog with the goal of dramatically improving the user experience. We performed a thorough analysis of the old site and defined specific goals for the new […]

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Dr. Dieter Zetsche: AICGS Global Leadership Award Dinner Speech

Dr. Dieter Zetsche Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG Head of Mercedes-Benz AICGS Global Leadership Award Dinner November 5, 2015 Dr. Dieter Zetsche recently spoke at the the annual American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) Global Leadership Award dinner. AICGS sponsored the evening and is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. The […]

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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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