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Horses and Horsepower: Two days, Two Shows

Last weekend was a packed schedule of horses and horsepower. On Saturday, I piloted my 16-year-old French Selle Francais mare to a clear round at the venerable Devon Horse Show in Devon, Pennslyvania. This event has been held each spring since 1897. We headed home Saturday night and loaded up Turtle Garage’s 1938 BMW R51 […]

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Luxury Cars on the Run

“The premium business model as we have seen it, of model proliferation and people paying more because of the social status of those cars, is probably reaching a peak.” —Philippe Houchois, Analyst, Jefferies Group Premium auto sales are stumbling. Is this just a bump in the road or the canary in the coal mine? BMW reported […]

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Senna’s Sweet 16-Valve

“Its a lot more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slowly.” —Miles Collier In this month’s NextGen profile in Sports Car Market, we spotlight an unusual Mercedes-Benz that is a rising modern classic. It is a car with a revered history that includes an engine co-developed with Cosworth and a […]

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Uber Needs a Lyft

“Uber and Lyft are caught in a perfect storm of China-trade related market choppiness, combined with worries around no profitability in sight, and a valuation knife-fight between the bulls and the bears.” —Daniel Ives, Wedbush Analyst “They just waited too long. There’s nothing exciting about it. I don’t think you could have expected anything different […]

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The War on Driving

“We will look back on this time in fifty years and think it was the Wild West. The only challenge is, how do we get to zero road deaths? We’re only going to get there by removing the human.” —Toby Walsh “Do you know about the Human Driving Association? We’re a nonpartisan, apolitical lobbying group. […]

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Tesla: An Electrifying Month of News

“The fundamental message consumers should be taking today is that it’s financially insane to buy anything other than a Tesla. It’ll be like owning a horse in three years. I mean, fine if you want to own a horse, but you should go into it with that expectation.” —Elon Musk “Tesla is not sustainably profitable […]

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Youngtimer Unicorns: Redefinin​​​g Rarity

“We are in the middle of a sea change in the collector-car world. In my three decades of publishing Sports Car Market, I have never seen anything like it.” —Keith Martin, Publisher, Sports Car Market “The determining factor of value for unicorn Youngtimer/NextGen cars is not how many were made, but rather, how many investment-grade […]

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