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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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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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GMO’s Jeremy Grantham on the Future of Automobiles

GMO is a leading global investment management firm that is based in Boston. The firm is renowned for its steadfast beliefs and time-tested investment processes. GMO’s Chief Investment Strategist and co-founder Jeremy Grantham is known for his strong views on climate change and his mantra that one must always “cry over spilled milk.” My firm, Hollow Brook Wealth […]

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Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman*****

Paul Newman was a Renaissance man. A father, actor, philanthropist, and racecar driver. The recent documentary by Adam Carolla chronicles Paul’s astonishing 35-year racing career. The film is an authentic showcase of his life as a competitive driver and racecar owner. The film is well researched and contains great original footage. Interviews with Turtle Garage friend Bob Sharp give […]

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Motorcycle Classics – Elegance in Motion: The 1962 BMW R60/2

Lovingly restored and now ridden faithfully, this 1962 BMW R60/2 hits the sweet spot. By Greg Williams, for Motorcycle Classics Magazine January/February 2016 1962 BMW R60/2 Claimed power: 30hp @ 5,800rpm Top speed: 90mph (est.) Engine: 594cc air-cooled OHV horizontally opposed twin, 72mm x 73mm bore and stroke, 7.5:1 compression ratio Weight (wet): 436lb (198kg) […]

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Corinthian Leather and Darth Vader: Memorable Automobile Commercials

Every so often a car commercial comes along that just makes us laugh and smile. Some ads like Chrysler’s unforgettable 1970’s Cordoba commercials make you want to cry. I went deep into the archives and unearthed some ancient classics. I also found several modern commercials that are poised to become future classics. The TV commercials […]

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Dr. Dieter Zetsche: AICGS Global Leadership Award Dinner Speech

Dr. Dieter Zetsche Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG Head of Mercedes-Benz AICGS Global Leadership Award Dinner November 5, 2015 Dr. Dieter Zetsche recently spoke at the the annual American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) Global Leadership Award dinner. AICGS sponsored the evening and is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. The […]

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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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