The Turtle Garage is dedicated to my love of excessive personal transportation. I have enjoyed all things motorized for as long as I can remember, from riding and tinkering with my first Honda 50 at age seven to restoring pre-war BMW motorcycles today. I don’t always go for the most powerful or expensive vehicle. I like cars and motorcycles with interesting stories—about their design, production, ownership, or place in history. Here’s how it all began.
About the Author: Philip Richer is President and co-founder of Katonah New York-based Hollow Brook Wealth Management, LLC. Hollow Brook is a leading independent wealth management firm that manages and advises capital on behalf of families, foundations, endowments, pension plans, and individuals. Philip serves as Treasurer of the United States Equestrian Team Foundation and is on the Board of Directors of the Hampton Classic Horse Show and the United States Equestrian Federation. He is Chairman of the Lake Placid Horse Show and serves on the board of WidePoint Corporation (WYY), a NYSE MKT-listed provider of managed mobility services, telecom lifecycle management, and cybersecurity solutions. He is also on the board of the Pray Family Foundation. He is an avid equestrian show jumper and successfully competes his horses on the “A” circuit for over three decades. His wife, Sarah Willeman, manages Turnabout Farm, a horse boarding, training, and breeding operation based in Connecticut, Texas, and Florida. Sarah also maintains a literary and lifestyle blog called Grappa Lane. and his wife, Sarah Willeman, spend summers in Ridgefield, Connecticut and are residents of Wellington, Florida.
Some photos of Philip’s life over the decades:
Banner Photos by Kristen Whalen and Louise Wales