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We were recently asked by Collier Auto Media (CAM) to write an in depth piece about two Mercedes sedans that are squarely on the path to becoming modern classics. The Mercedes-Benz W201 190E-16 valve and the W124 500E/E500 are emerging as landmark vehicles. In the CAM piece, we take a deep dive into the history […]
A few months ago, Sports Car Market contacted me to write a story on a vehicle I had never heard of—the Cizeta 16T. After spending hours researching this rare early supercar, I became enthralled with its development, history, and very existence. In the May issue of Sports Car Market we take a deep dive into […]
Bring a Trailer has changed the game when it comes to buying and selling classic cars online. The site has ushered in a new era and re-ignighted interest in the collector car market. In the virtual auction world, we are seeing more and more extraordinary outcomes. The wide audience of BaT has propelled ever rising […]
The great thing about the collector vehicle market is that there is never a dull moment. It is ever changing and evolving. The recent truck mania is no exception. It all started in about 2016 when early Ford Broncos started selling at ludicrous valuations. Today we are regularly seeing truck auctions defying gravity. Nowadays, it […]
In this Sports Car Market Buy Sell Hold video, Turtle Garage founder Philip Richter talks with John Nikas about the recent meteoric rise of the R129 Mercedes SL series. The R129 was a groundbreaking car when it was introduced in the fall of 1989. The design was an instant classic and the R129 was loaded […]
“This kind of comedy makes you think, “I never thought of it like that.” —Christina Dixon We all need some humor in times like these. If you love cars you will enjoy this clip by Rex Havens. Press play.
“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” —Michael Porter “Our strategy is designed to avoid non-core activities to focus on winning where it matters: dedicated electric vehicles and proprietary car software. We will take action on structural costs, target strong and sustained profitability. With this new strategy we are announcing our clear […]
“From April 1 to May 21, Minnesota State Patrol ticketed 232 drivers for going more than 100 mph. By the end of the year, troopers had issued more than 1,000 citations for going that fast—around double the number from the previous year. The top speed in the state, recorded on a citation written in October, […]
THE AUTOMOTIVE AND COLLECTOR CAR YEAR IN REVIEW—FROM THE REAR VIEW MIRROR AT TURTLE GARAGE: What a long strange year its been. 2020 began with Carlos Ghosn’s daring James Bond escape from Japan. By March, the world got stuck in neutral as a full-blown global pandemic shuttered car factories, closed dealerships, cancelled concours, and, above […]
For those Turtle Garage readers who are Beatles fans, the James Corden video with Paul McCartney is a must watch. From YouTube: “James Corden heads to Liverpool for a special day with Paul McCartney spent exploring the city of Paul’s youth, visiting his childhood home where he wrote music with John Lennon, performing songs in […]
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