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What’s My Chateau Worth?

This has been an extraordinary three days of vintage cars, delicious wines, gourmet food, and great camaraderie. We have seen many old friends and made several new ones. There is no question that the Chantilly Concours is a rising star among the top car shows in the world. Many Turtle Garage subscribers are familiar with Keith Martin’s wildly popular […]

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From Pebble Beach to Paris

From Carmel to Chantilly in under ten days! Last week I was in Carmel for the Pebble Beach car show and now Sarah and I are in Chantilly France for yet more car gazing. We are graciously being hosted by Sports Car Market publisher Keith Martin. We arrived yesterday and met up with Keith at the Paris […]

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The 1988 BMW E24 M6: An emerging collectible classic?

1988 BMW E24 M6: A Monterey M Record

A 1988 BMW E24 M6 sold for a whopping $90,000 at Mecum’s Monterey auction last week. The all-in hammer price with the buyer’s premium was $99,000. The car was finished in highly desirable Cinnabar Red with Natur interior. Having travelled a mere 25,000 miles it was an “A” example in excellent original condition. The only incorrect item […]

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Our view from the chalet was fabulous!

Monterey Car Week: Update 3

We got up around 7 am and headed over to the 18th hole. For the first time in days Keith did not have to MC anything or orchestrate seminars or oversee some grand concours event. We fired up the loaner Chevy Volt and silently headed over to the show under full battery power. We hit […]

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Somebody drove all the way from Hawaii

Monterey Car Week: Update 2

It was wheels up early today as Keith moderated the 15th Annual Monterey Insider’s Seminar. Held at the Gooding auction site, the panelists included Miles Collier, Mark Hyman, Keith Martin, Donald Osborne and Steve Serio. Topics covered included the following: Is $100,000 for a BMW tii way too much or just an early buy? How can a […]

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Porsche's galore!

Monterey Car Week: Update 1

On any given day, life in Monterey, Pebble Beach, and Carmel is pure fantasyland. During Monterey Car Week these tony enclaves become the ultimate land of make believe. While driving into Carmel don’t be surprised to see a Porsche 959 waiting to make a right turn at a light. A vintage Maserati Ghibli might be parked […]

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August: The Month of the Mega Concours

I am 36,000 feet over Lincoln Nebraska publishing this post via FlyFi. The abundance of technological innovation in our world is astounding. What is routine today was unfathomable one hundred years ago. Even just ten years ago there was no Facebook, Twitter, iPhones or iPads. If you told somebody in 1916  that you could sit […]

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2016 New York Auto Show

Turtle Garage recently spent an evening at the New York Auto Show. The renovation to the venerable Javits Center has substantially upgraded the convention center venue. This year, the actual cars were a side show when compared to the elaborate displays of the car manufacturers.  BMW had a private eating deck. Mazda had giant curved high-definition jumbo-trons. Other […]

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