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Exclusive Interview with Max Girardo: Less is More

Above photo courtesy of RM Sotheby’s. “Dealing with less cars means you can deal with more important cars and do a better job of them.” -Max Girardo Turtle Garage recently sat down with Max Girardo for an exclusive interview. Max is a passionate car expert who has achieved iconic status in the collector car universe. Much […]

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The stables at Chantilly

What’s My Chateau Worth?

This has been an extraordinary three days of vintage cars, delicious wines, gourmet food, and great camaraderie. We have seen many old friends and made several new ones. There is no question that the Chantilly Concours is a rising star among the top car shows in the world. Many Turtle Garage subscribers are familiar with Keith Martin’s wildly popular […]

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The Chrysler Turbo Encabulator

The Turbo Encabulator is a fictional device that has roots going all the way back to the 1940’s. The original written summary of the Turbo Encabulator was drafted by a British graduate student who was amused by all the technobabble that his engineering studies required. Time magazine published a description of the Encabulator back in 1946. Rather than try […]

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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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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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