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Greenwich Concours 2017: Quality, Quantity, and a Blue Ribbon for Turtle Garage

DATELINE: Buenos Aires, Argentina: The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance was founded in 1995 by the late Bruce and Genia Wennderstrom. The Wennerstrom’s adult children have carried on the family legacy and manage the venerable event. The 2017 Greenwich show was a home run and raised the bar to a whole new level—the field was competitive with top […]

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TGLF: Turtle Garage Live Feed

We are continually working on improving the content and functionality of The goal is to make the site more useful, unique, and dynamic. On a regular basis I tangentially follow about twenty car and motorcycle-related websites. For the niche hobbyist, sites like Jalopnik to Petrolicious are fun to browse. I also enjoy reading mainstream media that […]

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Vintage German Motorcycles: The Ultimate Pre-War BMW Motorcycle Restoration Shop

While in Los Angeles last week I had a free evening to catch up with Mike Dunn and Brian Schneider. Mike is rapidly emerging as America’s de facto leading expert on pre-war vintage German motorcycles. Brian’s knowledge of these rare machines is encyclopedic. Together these two guys have forgotten more about pre-war BMW’s than most people […]

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Building the Perfect Beast: The Construction of Turtle Garage

“All of the buildings, all of those cars, were once just a dream in somebody’s head.” —Peter Gabriel, Mercy Street, 1986 The Turtle Garage began life as an idea in my head. In 2003 I started giving serious thought to building my dream garage. My fledgling car and motorcycle collection started gaining momentum, and my vehicles needed a permanent […]

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Following Fidel: Across Cuba on a Motorcycle

In April the American Flyers Motorcycle Club went to Cuba for a ten-day motorcycle adventure. Our timing was perfect given all the change that is facing new Cuba. Paradoxically, the socialist island paradise is experiencing death and a rebirth at the same time. Today Cuba is in the midst of the greatest social, economic, and political upheaval since Fidel led […]

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Made in New York: Big Apple BMW R69S

“If I can make it there I’ll make it anywhere It’s up to you New York, New York” -Frank Sinatra I have been a longtime customer of MAX BMW. They are the leading BMW dealer on the East Coast with convenient locations in Connecticut, New York, and New Hampshire. MAX is a supremely well run organization […]

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BMW Motorcycles: The Next 100 Years

“When we develop a motorcycle, we are usually thinking around five to ten years in the future. So taking a look further into the future was especially exciting for us and highly appealing,”     -Edgar Heinrich, BMW Designer Last week BMW gave the world a glimpse of the motorcycle of the future. This futuristic bike is […]

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Cooperstown or Bust!

Jonathan and I have been friends since childhood. This summer he bought a gorgeous 1983 BMW R100R.  The bike was owned for years by Arthur Einstein. Arthur is an old friend, fellow American Flyer, and father of Nick Einstein (one of my oldest friends who I rode my motorcycle across America with in 2004—the road blogs from […]

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