The Final Call

There’s not much time left to get your registration form in to us to attend the fabulous Moss Motors 50th Anniversary Sports Car Festival to be held July 16-19 at the beautiful Flag Is Up Farms Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley. Entries are rolling in daily to our office, and plans are being made for everyone in the family to have a really wonderful time. In this latest update, we have some really exciting news!

We are delighted to announce that John Sprinzel, well known rallyist and race driver, will be our guest at the Festival. John, who is a regular columnist for Moss Motoring, founded the original Speedwell Company and had a wide variety of racing and rally successes, including drives at the Le Mans 24 Hours, Sebring, and Rome-Liege-Rome, during the ’60s and early ’70s. Various steeds were under his command, including MG, Triumph (where he was Works Team Manager), Austin-Healey, Jaguar, and Rover, to name but a few of the marques he was associated with.

Perhaps his most epic drive, however, was the London to Sydney Marathon of 1968 in one MG Midget. Who can forget his stirring adventures in the little Bugeye Sprites? Apart from answering the myriad of questions expected from enthusiasts at the Festival, John will sign copies of his book, Spritely Years. So, if you are coming and already have a copy, bring it along—if not, copies will be available for sale and book signing sessions are planned. Apart from speaking, he will also be taking part in the rallies and the slalom, so you may see a master of his craft in close-up action! (Don’t worry, we’ll make sure he doesn’t win!) A friend (and former employee!) of Donald Healey, and big buddy of Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Graham Hill, and other world class competitors, we urge you to come along and meet the man himself at this wonderful party for all the family.

Several other attractions are in the works, including the opportunity to take a flight over the valley in a vintage British Tiger Moth biplane! For a modest sum, you can play Snoopy and the Red Baron in this open-cockpit flying legend! The fabulous Sunday Car Show will have several new features, including a rolling awards ceremony for winners. Also at this time the drawing will be made for the round-trip airline tickets to London, kindly donated by our major sponsor, British Airways. (Not in the Moth, we hasten to add!)

Bearing in mind that entry to the Moss 50th Anniversary Festival is FREE, we may eventually have to close off registrations—so don’t be disappointed—get yours in today!

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