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Wall Street Journal: BMW Motorcycles and a Tour Through History

Classic motorcycles can be works of ‘industrial art.’ For one collector, the R5 ‘makes this incredible sound. It’s like a symphony.’ Nov. 17, 2015 Philip Ernst Richter, 45, president of Hollow Brook Wealth Management in New York City, on his BMW motorcycles, as told to A.J. Baime. The 1930s was a terrible era in so […]

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Steve Jobs’s Garage

Shortly after his death, I read Walter Isaacson’s revealing biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs. It’s a great read, primarily because much of the book was carefully researched and written while Jobs was still alive. Over a two-year period the author conducted over forty interviews with Jobs. He also interviewed family, friends, and business associates. […]

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In the presence of Sir Sterling Moss!

Sunday in the Park

Early Sunday morning I loaded up my 1937 BMW R5 and R6 and headed off to Lime Rock for the annual Sunday in the Park Concours D’ Elegance. It was a fun and relaxing day of vintage cars and motorcycles.There was a wide range of classic vehicles parked along the entire loop of the venerable Connecticut race track.You could stroll from the […]

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The 2014 Toyota Corolla.  One of the worst cars I've ever driven.

Saturday Morning at Alice’s

On Saturday, Sarah and I drove south from San Francisco to visit her alma mater, Stanford University. We took the scenic route and stopped for lunch at Alice’s Restaurant, perhaps the most famous motorcycle destination in the United States. It truly deserves this coveted status and is one of my all time favorites. All of the roads […]

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A gathering of new friends and old. From left to right: Steve Bauer, Ted Maine Smith, Philip Richter, and Michael Rolls

The 2015 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance: A Vintage BMW Motorcycle Bonanza

The Greenwich Concours D’Elegance is now in its 20th year. The show was founded by Bruce Wennerstrom and in its early formative years was heavily supported by legendary Greenwich Porsche/Audi/Volkswagen dealer Malcolm S. Pray Jr. Today the show is a must attend on the top Concours circuit.  Over the last decade it has earned the esteemed status of […]

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