THE AUTOMOTIVE AND COLLECTOR CAR YEAR IN REVIEW—FROM THE REAR VIEW MIRROR AT TURTLE GARAGE: What a long strange year its been. 2020 began with Carlos Ghosn’s daring James Bond escape from Japan. By March, the world got stuck in neutral as a full-blown global pandemic shuttered car factories, closed dealerships, cancelled concours, and, above […]
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SCM Double Take With Somer Hooker
“A change will do you good.” —Sheryl Crow Sports Car Market is the premier source for enthusiasts to gather reliable collector car information. The magazine has proactively evolved over the years and is now the friendly, fun, but authoritative voice on industry trends. Content is predominately provided by key industry insiders, giving the publication an accurate, unique, […]
The Tale of the Dino
“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.” —Warren Buffett One of the best aspects of car collecting and writing a blog is the diverse and wonderful people you meet. At Turtle Garage, we get a lot of inbound emails. Some of the feedback is obscure—last week, […]
A Big Wing Benz is Getting Lift!
“If I had wings no one would ask me can I fly….” —Peter, Paul, & Mary In the December issue of Sports Car Market we examine the recent sale of an EVO II 190E 16V Mercedes-Benz. The subject car is a rising star for well-heeled Youngtimer collectors. The 16V EVO II is emerging as a […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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, […]