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Turtle Garage provides readers with unique insights into the collector vehicle market and the broader automotive industry. Our exclusive content focuses on vintage motorcycles, modern classics, and the exciting future of the automobile—including developments in ride-hailing, electrification, and autonomous driving. We produce diverse articles on travel, restoration projects, book reviews, auction analysis, vehicle summaries, and relevant automotive industry news.

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Car-Crash Death Rate Surged in 2020

“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, […]

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2020: A Year to Remember and a Year to Forget

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 […]

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Paul McCartney and James Corden Explore Liverpool in a Range Rover

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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SCM Double Take With Somer Hooker

“A change will do you good.” —Sheryl Crow Sports Car Market is the premier source for enthusiasts to gather reliable collector car information. The magazine has proactively evolved over the years and is now the friendly, fun, but authoritative voice on industry trends. Content is predominately provided by key industry insiders, giving the publication an accurate, unique, […]

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The Tale of the Dino

“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.” —Warren Buffett One of the best aspects of car collecting and writing a blog is the diverse and wonderful people you meet. At Turtle Garage, we get a lot of inbound emails. Some of the feedback is obscure—last week, […]

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A Big Wing Benz is Getting Lift!

“If I had wings no one would ask me can I fly….” —Peter, Paul, & Mary In the December issue of Sports Car Market we examine the recent sale of an EVO II 190E 16V Mercedes-Benz. The subject car is a rising star for well-heeled Youngtimer collectors. The 16V EVO II is emerging as a […]

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Aston-Benz or Mercedes-Martin?

“This is a transformational moment for Aston Martin. It is the result of six months of enormous effort to position the company for success to capture the huge and exciting opportunity ahead of us.” —Lawrence Stroll, Executive Chairman of Aston Martin This week news hit the wire that Mercedes-Benz is taking a 20% stake in […]

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State of the Market: Safe, Steady, or Slipping?

“The current market is at dizzying heights, and one must have the financial strength to buy the best, the patience to hold what is outstanding, and the discipline to sell what lacks je ne sais quoi.”  —Philip Richter In the November issue of Sports Car Market, Turtle Garage shares opinions regarding the status of the […]

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My Father’s Oldsmobiles

Today my father, Max, would have been 88 years old. Max loved Oldsmobiles. I never really thought about this fact until I was on Block Island last week and happened to see three Oldsmobiles thriving in captivity. These three cars, a late model Eighty-Eight, a first-generation Bravada SUV, and an Alero were either parked in […]

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California Dreamin’

“California Dreamin’ is becoming a reality….”  —John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas The New York Times reported today that the state of California will ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035—a short fifteen years from now. At Turtle Garage, we question the growing assumption that electric drive is the long-term solution. Back in […]

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