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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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Arrival at Aunt Jocelyn's Stump Lane Farm in Metamora Michigan

The Ride of My Life

“Wealth I ask not…all I seek is the heaven above and the road below me.” -Robert Louis Stevenson “The Vagabond” My recent trip to San Francisco reminded me that it has already been twelve years since I rode my motorcycle across America. The trip had a lasting impact and changed my life for the better. Riding across […]

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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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Monterey Car Week: Update 2

It was wheels up early today as Keith moderated the 15th Annual Monterey Insider’s Seminar. Held at the Gooding auction site, the panelists included Miles Collier, Mark Hyman, Keith Martin, Donald Osborne and Steve Serio. Topics covered included the following: Is $100,000 for a BMW tii way too much or just an early buy? How can a […]

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Porsche's galore!

Monterey Car Week: Update 1

On any given day, life in Monterey, Pebble Beach, and Carmel is pure fantasyland. During Monterey Car Week these tony enclaves become the ultimate land of make believe. While driving into Carmel don’t be surprised to see a Porsche 959 waiting to make a right turn at a light. A vintage Maserati Ghibli might be parked […]

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August: The Month of the Mega Concours

I am 36,000 feet over Lincoln Nebraska publishing this post via FlyFi. The abundance of technological innovation in our world is astounding. What is routine today was unfathomable one hundred years ago. Even just ten years ago there was no Facebook, Twitter, iPhones or iPads. If you told somebody in 1916  that you could sit […]

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At Bonham's showroom on Park Avenue

Only in the Big Apple: Unique Cars of New York City

In my twelve years of living in New York City I’ve witnessed some very bizarre things. From the Naked Cowboy in Times Square to the reoccurring Apple store mania when new iPhone models are introduced, New York City serves up some pretty unusual sights. Wacky events like the Anthony Weiner scandal seem to happen with regular frequency. One […]

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Behind the Wheel with Gotham Dream Cars

On Tuesday I spent the better part of the day test driving six exotic dream cars. I was invited by my business partner’s friend Eric Kahn of Bryan Cave LLP. Scheduled on my office calendar as a “business networking opportunity,” this was the boondoggle of a lifetime! I was instructed to report to Gotham Dream Cars in Englewood Cliffs […]

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2016 New York Auto Show

Turtle Garage recently spent an evening at the New York Auto Show. The renovation to the venerable Javits Center has substantially upgraded the convention center venue. This year, the actual cars were a side show when compared to the elaborate displays of the car manufacturers.  BMW had a private eating deck. Mazda had giant curved high-definition jumbo-trons. Other […]

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Sarah and I are in LA for a Jan’s wedding. Leaving LAX and driving up the 405 I could not help but think about the classic 1991 film LA Story. The movie is a clever spoof on life in Los Angeles and is actually based on William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Steve Martin plays […]

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