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The 1987 Oldsmobile Touring Sedan

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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The tasteful door handle on the ES just hangs out there on the door panel. The LC500 has a similar design.

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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Nasdaq @ 10,000, Tesla @ $1,000/Share

Despite record unemployment and massive economic dislocation from Covid19, stock markets are rallying and Tesla shares are soaring. What is going on? Today, Tesla is worth more than Ford, GM, and Chrysler combined! Depending on the day, Tesla is worth more than auto giant Toyota. At over 200 times earnings, Tesla is anything but cheap. […]

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Falling in Love With a Tesla

My first drive in a Tesla Model S was back in 2012. I remember the experience like it was yesterday. After taking the Model S for a spin, I got back into my then-brand-new Mercedes E350, and it felt like a Model T Ford. Despite this positive experience, I still have not leaped into an […]

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