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2021 In The Rearview Mirror

Zermatt, Switzerland: The odometer has rolled over another 365 days, and 2021 is in the books. Following the lockdowns and broad cancellations of 2020, the collector car world came roaring back to life in 2021. Radnor put on their wonderful Concours d’Elegance in Pennsylvania hunt country. Monterey Car Week restarted, and Pebble Beach was as […]

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Lawrence Burns

Autonomy: The Coming Mobility Disruption

“With his access to so many players including Google founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Burns does a masterful job weaving the various strands of his story together.  And a juicy story it is, filled with an insider’s first hand experiences and observations.” —Doron Levin, Forbes Regular readers of Turtle Garage know that we have been […]

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

“That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.” ― Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain Most would probably agree that milestone books are those that […]

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Holiday Books for the Motorhead

These are some of my favorite books that would make great presents. They are in no particular order of preference. Some are expensive high-quality coffee table tomes and others are cheap paperbacks for the beach. A few are out of print but they are all still available via various Internet sites like Amazon and eBay. Spread some holiday cheer and […]

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Bruce Springsteen: Born to Ride. Born to Drive. Born to Run*****

“Bruce Springsteen did something different with the once tried-and-true car-song genre. These weren’t your typical paeans to Detroit’s legendary chromeboats. No, dangerous things happen in Springsteen’s cars — things that, in the blink of an eye, can change a life forever.  These weren’t your average tales of escape, either. No, that common trope was typically turned […]

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Go Like Hell *****

For Enzo Ferrari, the internal-combustion engine was a symbol of life. It had revolutionized society. He had watched it all happen during his lifetime. He spoke of automobiles as if they were animate. Cars possessed unique behaviors. They breathed through carburetors. They were skinned with metal. “Ferrari’s aim,” he once told a reporter, addressing himself […]

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Steve Jobs’s Garage

Shortly after his death, I read Walter Isaacson’s revealing biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs. It’s a great read, primarily because much of the book was carefully researched and written while Jobs was still alive. Over a two-year period the author conducted over forty interviews with Jobs. He also interviewed family, friends, and business associates. […]

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