Here (below) is a preview of a tidbit that will appear in the March issue of HEALEY MARQUE magazine:
SPRITELY YEARS REPRINTED
John Sprinzel’s lively and entertaining book, Spritely Years, has just been reprinted for this, the 50th anniversary year of the Sprite. This limited reprint is now available directly from John for $50 plus $5 postage to USA addresses (inquire for postage costs outside the USA). Add $10 for an autographed copy.
Detailing John’s career in preparing, racing and rallying Sprites around the world, with a complete history of the Sebring Sprites, this book is a must for Sprite owners and really for anyone interested in marque history. It includes many insights to the legendary Sprite’s history not found anywhere else. From the Amazon.com website: “Renowned for his sportsmanship, his keen sense of humor and debunking wit, John Sprinzel is a natural communicator and his previous books, articles and television work introduced many to the excitement of competition motoring. As well as recounting John's own illustrious motor sport career, this book also details the development and competition history of the car produced by his own tuning firm, the Sebring Sprite, which was based on the Austin-Healey "Frogeye" Sprite. Success often came for John Sprinzel on long-distance rallies requiring superhuman feats of endurance and there were always hilarious tales to tell afterwards.” Hardcover, 240 pages.
Used copies of this book are occasionally offered on Amazon.com for over $300, so this is a terrific opportunity to acquire a new one, autographed by John himself, at reasonable cost, but this is a limited reprint and so please do not delay.
Incidentally, John will be at Sprite Jubilee 2008, the 50th anniversary Sprite meeting (open to all with an interest in the Sprite) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, May 16-20. See the HEALEY CALENDAR on page 37 for more details.
Book orders may be made via mail to John Sprinzel, P.O. Box 97, Kaunakakai HI 96748. For inquiries you can contact John via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.