Posted - 09/07/2016 : 20:15:08
| SPYfest was held for the 1st time last year celebrating all things ‘Spy’ and was brought about by the fact the only Australian to play James Bond (George Lazenby) was a Goulburn boy and the organisers where lucky enough to grab him as Guest of Honour.
This year in a secret as well-kept and closely guarded as the identity of MI6, it has now been revealed that this year’s SPYfest special guest will be famous author, Frederick Forsyth.
Forsyth will join Festival Patron - Goulburn’s very own James Bond - George Lazenby, at 2016’s SPYfest from 16–18 of September.
Best known for books such as The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol and The Dogs of War, Forsyth is one of the greatest thriller writers of all time. He has sold over 70 million books in total and his works frequently appear on Bestsellers lists. More than a dozen of his titles have been adapted to film. Forsyth’s works are acclaimed for their authentic and accurate feel, which is now attributed to the fact he worked as a spy for more than two decades after being recruited by the Secret Intelligence Service in 1968.
Goulburn becomes the Epicentre of Espionage every September as a birthday tribute to Lazenby and to celebrate all things SPY while showcasing the city.
Proposed SPYfest events this year include: the Secret Agents Gala Dinner, SPYfest Street Parade, including Aston Martins and other supercars, SPY Expo, Authors Forum and the SPY Express train from Sydney.
SPYfest is the only event of its type in the world and is a community event run by volunteers with the support of Goulburn Mulwaree Council. Event sponsorship packages are available.
For more information, please see www.SPYfestgoulburn.com.au
SPYfest Motor Car & Bike Show is on Sunday 18th September in Victoria Park Goulburn, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Neil MacDonald (Cortina MK11 owner)