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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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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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Analysis & Expert Perspective: Passion of a Lifetime Auction

Turtle Garage is proud to publish the following exclusive piece authored by friend and pre-war classics expert Jonathan Sierakowski. I first met Jonathan back in 2011 while he was at RM Auctions. Following the death of Malcolm S. Pray, Jr. in 2013, Jonathan was a crucial member of the team that helped us evaluate, value, […]

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SCM Live Has Arrived!

We want to be sure that avid readers of Sports Car Market know about Keith Martin’s new video series. For several years, Keith was the host of the highly successful Velocity TV show “What’s My Car Worth?” Now he is back on the screen with SCM Live. Keith’s new series produces episodes on a variety […]

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Feels Like a Lexus

“I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description [“hard-core pornography”], and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that.” —United States Supreme […]

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Gobsmacked!

“The question is how much further capitalism will be deformed by government intervention on this scale. When the government is willing to buy just about anything, it distorts market prices, which normally guide people to buy into profitable, promising companies. Now investors are simply buying what the Fed buys. The process of competitive capital allocation, […]

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Bimota YB10 Dieci: A Favorite Mistake

“The Bimota YB10 is a marriage of performance, utility, and singular Italian engineering. With only 224 total examples created, the Dieci (“ten”) remains a hallmark in Bimota’s progression and is an undervalued classic.” —Ed Milich Before the Coronavirus lockdown, I found myself flipping through the Las Vegas Mecum motorcycle auction catalog. Several motorcycles caught my […]

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Bring a Tower: Hearst Autos Buys Bring a Trailer

Two weeks ago we reported that Bring a Trailer had been purchased by Hearst Autos. In the latest issue of Sports Car Market, we take a deep dive into the recent sale of this iconic and groundbreaking auction asset. The article outlines the details behind the sale of Bring a Trailer as well as our exclusive […]

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