Turtle Garage launched in early 2015. The site is an expression of my love of motorized vehicles as well as the intriguing people and the ever-changing industry around them. I created the first-generation site from a self-made Word Press template. In mid-2015 I hired a professional web developer to upgrade the site, and the new Turtle Garage launched six months later. Over the last two years, I have authored almost one-hundred posts on www.turtlegarage.com.
I enjoy writing about diverse topics related to automobiles and motorcycles. The site maintains a heavy emphasis on modern classics and BMW motorcycles from the 1930’s. Outside of those two favored genres, I have attempted to create broad, diverse, interesting, and relevant content. In 2016 I conducted several high profile interviews, covered my various restoration projects, and followed the fascinating evolution of the driverless car. 2017 promises to be a year of abundant content opportunities, and I look forward to sharing these stories with my growing subscriber base.
Finally, I want to thank my wife Sarah for being so supportive of this time-consuming endeavor. It has taken up a lot of weekend and evening time to create and maintain www.turtlegarage.com. Sarah has spent many hours editing my posts and helping me with stories for Sports Car Market. I am eternally grateful for her steadfast help, strong support, and enduring enthusiasm.
Below are some links to Turtle Garage highlights from 2016:
- The Turtle gets a new shell—the upgraded Turtle Garage is launched.
- Turtle Garage’s 1962 BMW R60/2 is featured in Motorcycle Classics magazine.
- Turtle Garage author Philip Richter is published in Sports Car Market magazine for the first time.
- Turtle Garage acquires a rare two-owner numbers-matching 1938 BMW R51—an artifact of BMW history.
- After months of planning, a ten-day MotoDiscovery tour of Cuba is finalized for April.
- Sports Car Market Magazine publishes article The Rise of the Recent Supercars.
- Project Jeep CJ begins.
- Turtle Garage takes a ride with Gotham Dream Cars.
- Turtle Garage lands the cover story in Sports Car Market magazine for the first time.
- Turtle Garage’s rare 1937 BMW R5 is featured on the cover of Motorcycle Classics magazine.
- Preservation restoration of Turtle Garage’s 1938 BMW R51 commences in Los Angeles.
- Turtle Garage interviews Eric Keller of Enthusiast Auto Group.
- The Turtle Garage collection is professionally photographed by Ken Richardson.
- Turtle Garage goes to Pebble Beach for Monterey Car Week.
- Turtle Garage goes to Chantilly France for the ultimate Concours d’Elegance.
- Turtle Garage spends the day with legendary Baseball Hall of Fame star Tom Seaver.
- Turtle Garage takes a fall motorcycle ride to Cooperstown New York and tours the Baseball Hall of Fame.
- Legendary car icon Brock Yates is dead at 82.
- Turtle Garage acquires pristine 28,000-mile one-owner unicorn Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16
- Turtle Garage looks into the garage of the presidential candidates Trump and Clinton.
- Turtle Garage interviews legendary auctioneer and antique car expert dealer Max Girardo.
- Turtle Garage reviews Bruce Springsteen’s biography Born to Run.
- Turtle Garage posts roadside journals and images from an epic motorcycle ride across Cuba.