“Elva 50th Anniversary at Sebring. “ March 12-14, 2008

The SVRA Vintage Races at Sebring March 12-15, 2008, will honor the 50th Anniversary of Elva sports racers at Sebring. In 1958, M.R.J. “Doc" Wyllie, Chuck Dietrich, Burdie Martin, Willard "Rip" Ripley, Bill Milliken, Cameron Argentsinger, John Bentley, Frank Baptista, and other pioneers of American sports car racers entered Elva MK II and MK III racers in the 12-Hour race. Their history and these cars will be saluted in March 2008 during three days of racing and social events. 

ALL Elvas Marks 1 thru VII, Couriers and Elva Fr Jr’s to take part in the racing on Sebring’s famous 4-mile track. Elva cars will share paddock space. There will also be a Reception for present and former Elva drivers, display of selected Elvas in the Gallery Tent, and for selected Elvas an escorted drive to downtown Sebring and Exhibition Laps. Elva entrants from overseas will be granted complimentary entry. 

Full three-day HSR event will be held on the same Sebring track the first week of March, and SVRA will have events both before and after the Sebring vintage race.  There will be more information and updates at or contact Bob Engberg at or Roger Dunbar at for UK/Europe.  Entry forms will be available at   Other info will appear at   

Charles Kurtz in his Elva MK II (#77) at Sebring, 1958, on cover of SCCA magazine.

Willard “Rip” Ripley in his Elva MK IIb at Sebring 1958.

"Rip" Ripley’s Elva MK IIb at Sebring 1958

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