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Seaver Vineyards on my first visit in the winter of 2006

A Day With Tom Seaver

George Thomas “Tom” Seaver (born November 17, 1944), nicknamed “Tom Terrific” and “The Franchise”, is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. He pitched from 1967 to 1986 for four different teams, but is noted primarily for his time with the New York Mets. During a 20-year career, Seaver compiled 311 wins, 3,640 strikeouts, 61 […]

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Arrival at Aunt Jocelyn's Stump Lane Farm in Metamora Michigan

The Ride of My Life

“Wealth I ask not…all I seek is the heaven above and the road below me.” -Robert Louis Stevenson “The Vagabond” My recent trip to San Francisco reminded me that it has already been twelve years since I rode my motorcycle across America. The trip had a lasting impact and changed my life for the better. Riding across […]

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Ken Richardson Photography

Ken’s mobile studio set up at the Turtle Garage Last year Motorcycle Classics Magazine contacted me about doing stories on my 1962 BMW R60/2 and my 1937 BMW R5.  They sent Ken Richardson to photograph my motorcycles. Ken is a Boston based professional photographer who specializes in automotive, industrial, corporate, and portraiture photography Within minutes of meeting Ken […]

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Chasing Perfection: 1937 BMW R5

I have been a longtime subscriber to Motorcycle Classics magazine. Edited by Landon Hall, it is the highest quality quarterly publication catering to vintage motorcycle enthusiasts. Earlier this year they did an excellent piece on my 1962 BMW R60/2. That story can be accessed here. Yesterday I strolled out to the mailbox and to my surprise and delight […]

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Barn Find Jackpot: 1938 BMW R51 British Registration HPD 329

Turtle Garage recently won the Powerball! For years I have been corresponding with pre-war BMW expert Robert Freeman. Robert lives in England and is the Yoda of pre-war British BMW motorcycles. Back in the 1960’s Robert purchased HMK 377 (currently my BMW R5) for eleven pounds sterling. At a time when nobody cared about these […]

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American Flyers Cuba Tour 2016

    About fifteen years ago I joined the American Flyers Motorcycle Club (known as AFMC or simply the “Flyers”). It is an eclectic group that shares a passion for adventure riding. Our club motto is “high mileage, low expectations.” The Flyers have taken dozens of domestic and international rides together. Our global tours have included the […]

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