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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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Corinthian Leather and Darth Vader: Memorable Automobile Commercials

Every so often a car commercial comes along that just makes us laugh and smile. Some ads like Chrysler’s unforgettable 1970’s Cordoba commercials make you want to cry. I went deep into the archives and unearthed some ancient classics. I also found several modern commercials that are poised to become future classics. The TV commercials […]

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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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Steve Jobs’s Garage

Shortly after his death, I read Walter Isaacson’s revealing biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs. It’s a great read, primarily because much of the book was carefully researched and written while Jobs was still alive. Over a two-year period the author conducted over forty interviews with Jobs. He also interviewed family, friends, and business associates. […]

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Rennwerke: To a Porsche, it’s the Mayo Clinic

About fifteen years ago I discovered Rennwerke Porsche. Owned and operated by John “Cheech” Fernandes, Rennwerke is the only place I trust to work on my Porsche. Cheech has been in business for decades and has earned a reputation for quality, service, and excellence. The entire team at Rennwerke cares deeply about both car and customer. Cheech’s business […]

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The actual first photo I ever saw of a 500E that was published in 1991 in Car and Driver magazine.

Mercedes-Benz W124 500E/E500: The first true four-door Porsche was actually a Mercedes-Benz.

“If the old E-Class was a chunk of granite, the 500E was a chunk of granite launched from a trebuchet. Porsche lent assembly help. Buyers had to agree not to use it to invade Poland.”  – Automobile Magazine, October 2004 The Mercedes-Benz 500E first caught my eye in late 1991. Car and Driver magazine ran […]

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The Cars of Cuba

Ninety miles south of Key West Florida sits the isolated communist island of Cuba. I have always been curious about this socialist paradise. Back in September (months before Obama announced an opening of relations with the island) Sarah and I signed up for a trip to Cuba with the New York City based Knickerbocker Club. […]

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