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Moss: We Are Honored to Carry the Name

Al Moss, the founder and spirit of Moss Motors passed away Tuesday night, September 25, 2012. Here in our building and in our catalogs, too, Al’s presence is still palpable and will be, we hope, as long as we are in business. We are better because of it. Moss Motors didn’t start out to be…

Taken from our first computerized issue of Moss Motoring, Fall 1987.
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Full Circle

About a million years ago, we purchased a small competitor named Start Your Engines, located in Beltsville, MD. The deal included the usual stuff, like parts, mailing lists, and some employees. Okay, so we didn’t actually buy the employees, but one of them, in the form of our ace catalog man, Eric Wilhelm, has stayed…

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Farewell, New Jersey — Hello, Virginia

It was during the first light October snow fall when I backed a U-Haul into my new neighbor’s garden wall. The rear tires slipped on some wet melting snow and bam, a twenty-something kid from Moss in California crashed his way into the state of New Jersey—poor folks. Twenty-seven years and three locations later, we…

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60 Years of Moss Motors

Celebrating the Diamond Anniversary 1948 to 2008 Story and photography by Moss Staff Editors Note: As a Moss customer for over 20 years I consider the Moss 60th Anniversary to be especially noteworthy. There are just a handful of companies catering to enthusiasts that can match the breadth and range of products that Moss offers…

The First 50 Years

By 1978, Moss Motors was supplying parts for British cars to customers all over the world. It was a big business that had become more work than fun for Al Moss. When Howard Goldman offered to buy the business, Al took him up on the offer, and went into semiretirement. Al nowadays spends much of…

The First 50 Years

1948-1998 —When we say we have experience, we mean it! Moss Motors Ltd. is known as the world’s largest and oldest supplier of parts for classic British sports cars, but it didn’t start out that way. As a matter of fact, it really didn’t start out as a parts business at all. If Alan Moss had bought a Ford…

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Moss Motors Celebrates 45 Years of British Car Enthusiasm

Sometimes we take familiar things for granted, and it takes an outsider to bring things into perspective. Recently, a Lufthansa pilot visiting Santa Barbara, California, stepped into the Moss Motors showroom and asked the receptionist where the car show was being held. It seems he’d stopped at a gas station in the early morning and been…

Who Makes Up Moss Motors? Step Inside and Find Out!

The other day I was finishing up a drawing for a part that I am sending out for manufacture when I got a call from April, our receptionist. She wanted to know if I had time to show some folks around who were visiting from Florida. I said sure. It would be a welcome break…

Our New Computer Makes Everyone’s Life Easier

Like it or not, computers are a fact of life. Nowadays, it seems like they’re everywhere, and depending on which one you run into, they’re either a great help or a headache. Our experience here at Moss is probably similar to many of yours. We jumped into the computer age with both feet in 1970…

We’re Celebrating 40 Years!

Back in the bright and sunny days of 1948, a young man bought himself a sports car. An insignificant event in itself perhaps, but the man was Al Moss, and the car was a brand new MG TC. Some forty years later, we’re celebrating this fateful event. Many a business has been started by an…

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