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Pebble Beach has the Quail. Bedford has the Turtle.

Every two years, the Turtle Invitational brings together spectacular vehicles and hundreds of passionate enthusiasts for a weekend of camaraderie, cars, cocktails, and conversations.

The Turtle Invitational is the ultimate collector vehicle experience and takes place biennially at Turtle Garage in pastoral Bedford, New York.

A group of passionate enthusiasts come together for a weekend of camaraderie, cars, cocktails, and conversations. A stunning roster of classic vehicles fill the show field. The Turtle Invitational does not aim to be just another stop on the crowded and stale Concours d’Elegance tour. Our goal is to put on a spectacular weekend gathering where old friends are seen and new ones are made.

The Turtle Invitational blends the gravitas of Davos, the quality of Amelia Island, the intrigue of an 18th century French salon, and the intellectual stimulation of a 19th century Chautauqua.

Profits benefit the Pray Family Foundation

 

The Pray Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, continues the work of Malcolm Pray through the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center. Malcolm Pray’s passion for automobiles and his journey as an entrepreneur inspires young people, families, and youth groups through innovative programs.

The mission of the Pray Family Foundation is to continue the legacy of Malcolm Pray – to teach young people the tools of success. He found his passion in life and turned it into a career that enabled him to own a successful business, give back to his community, and live a good life, sharing his success with others.

Turtle Invitational Team

Philip E. Richter

Founder & Chairman

Christina Hughes

Chief Operating Officer

Board of Directors

J.R. Amantea
Tom Champion
Courtney Fischer
Darryl Fitzgerald
Lorraine Janus Hathaway
Christina Hughes

Alan Keeley
Carter Kelly Kramer
Cameron Luther
Jonathan Mazella
Lowell Paddock
Lilly Pray

Philip Richter
Dicky Riegel
Marikay Satryano-Medina
Andy Shapiro
Frank Taylor
Aaron Whisenhunt
Matt York

In Memoriam: Tom Ferrara

2021 Award Recipients

Audi Danbury Best in Show Post War Award
1959 Osca
Presented by Audi Danbury

Porsche Danbury Best in Show Pre-War Car
1935 Auburn 851 S/C Speedster
Presented by Porsche Danbury 

The Donald and Muffy Miller Award
1936 Ford Pick Up Truck Flathead V8
Presented by Touch of Glass Detail

Best Original Vehicle
1949 Healey Silverstone
Presented by Hagerty

The Pursuit of Passion Award
1966 Corvette 427
Presented by Sports Car Market

Best Porsche
1971 Porsche 911 S
Presented by Pray Body Shop

The Malcolm Pray Judge’s Choice Award
1929 Packard Tourer
Presented by Pray and Richter families

The Lime Rock Park Award for Best Race Car
1952 Allard J2X
Presented by Lime Rock Park

Best Italian car
1961 Ferrari Testarossa
Presented by Meccanic Shop

Best German car
1963 Volkwagen Beetle
Presented by CMC Motorsports

Best British car
1934 SS 1 ‘Walmsley Roadster’
Presented by Hannelore & Co and Bedford & New Canaan Magazine

Best Japanese car
1997 Acura Integra Type R
Presented by Pray Body Shop

Best American car
1940 Ford Woodie
Presented by Future Value Associates

The Youngtimer Award
1947 Indian Chief Roadmaster
Presented by Hollow Brook Wealth Management and Turtle Garage

Hagerty Youth Judging Award
1964 Volkswagen 21 Window Bus

The Robert Freeman Best in Show Motorcycle Award
1977 Bimota
Presented by MAX BMW and Robert Freeman

The Eric Keller Award
2020 Bimota

Best post-war motorcycle
1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport
Presented by Putnam Leasing

Contact Us

Have questions? Reach out to Turtle Garage’s Chief Operating Officer Christina Hughes.