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Lawrence Burns

Autonomy: The Coming Mobility Disruption

“With his access to so many players including Google founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Burns does a masterful job weaving the various strands of his story together.  And a juicy story it is, filled with an insider’s first hand experiences and observations.” —Doron Levin, Forbes Regular readers of Turtle Garage know that we have been […]

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2018: The Year in Review

For the automotive industry and the collector vehicle market, 2018 was one for the record books. Shocking headlines combined with astounding auction results made 2018 an extraordinary and unpredictable year. Some key highlights: Elon Musk launched a Tesla Roadster into space, and it is now orbiting the earth Ford announced it would eventually stop building […]

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BMW 850 CSi: A Legitimate Modern Classic

The February 2019 Sports Car Market issue has hit the newsstands. SCM editor Chester Allen asked if we would write a piece on a recent interesting auction result at Silverstone in the United Kingdom. The car in question is a rare right-hand drive BMW 850 CSi. This black on black example has clocked under 13,000 […]

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Attention K-Mart Shoppers: The Mercedes-Benz R230 SL55 AMG is a Bargain Supercar

Net-net is a value investing technique developed by Benjamin Graham in which a company is valued based solely on its net current assets. The net-net investing method focuses on current assets, taking cash and cash equivalents at full value, then reducing accounts receivable for doubtful accounts, and reducing inventories to liquidation values. Total liabilities are deducted from the adjusted current assets to get the company’s net-net value. […]

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Bruce Springsteen: Born to Ride. Born to Drive. Born to Run*****

“Bruce Springsteen did something different with the once tried-and-true car-song genre. These weren’t your typical paeans to Detroit’s legendary chromeboats. No, dangerous things happen in Springsteen’s cars — things that, in the blink of an eye, can change a life forever.  These weren’t your average tales of escape, either. No, that common trope was typically turned […]

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