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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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Project CJ Part II: Flash Update

Turtle Garage Flash Update: Project CJ is progressing nicely. With the help of the Internet and our burgeoning Jeep network, we have located many hard to find “new old stock” parts. The roll bar and windshield have been removed. The Jeep has been entirely stripped and is in the paint booth at Lee’s Garage. It will […]

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Project CJ

1986 was the end of the line for the venerable Jeep CJ. Its roots stretch all the way back to World War II. In 1987 it was replaced by the “YJ” Wrangler. To the casual eye, the YJ looked just like a CJ except for the square headlights. But the new Jeep had a more finished car-like interior […]

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Cadillac of Dreams

Decades before MTV’s Pimp My Ride became a hit TV show, my college roommate and I built the ultimate Cadillac. It was 1993 and we were in our senior year at Boston College. It all began with a daring idea: we wanted to build a car that would turn heads. To say we were ahead of our […]

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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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