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Summer Nationals And Spencer, MA Are A Perfect Match

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TelegramAfter a one-year hiatus, New England Summer Nationals promoter Robert Moscoffian said this week he plans to bring the popular car show to the Spencer Fairgrounds, where it will become more family friendly as it merges with the town’s annual Family Fun Day. While he has yet to obtain the necessary permits, he has met with some town departments, including the Celebrations Committee that hosts the Family Fun Day and fireworks display. He has proposed a three-day event July 3-5, with fireworks on July 4.

Anyone who has ever grown up in Worcester knows about the Summer Nationals. It was a magical week during every summer in which Worcester got taken over by every Bay Path dropout with a Voke-stache. It was truly awful, and I think we can all agree that the day they stopped coming here was a great day for Worcester.


The highlight of the whole spectacle involved a bunch of morons from Webster, Oxford, and Putnam CT, standing over the Lincoln Square tunnel cheering on some other muff while they inhaled the toxic fumes he was creating doing a burnout. If aliens came and visited earth during the Summer Nationals they’d turn around and find another planet with intelligent life.

With that said, has there ever been a more perfect duo than the Summer Nationals and Spencer? Those two were made for each other. I used to grow up thinking that everyone who didn’t live in Worcester was rich. I thought the whole point of moving to the burbs was to get away from Get Down Productions and other gangster rap groups like that. Then I went to Spencer:


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I guarantee there isn’t a person in Spencer over the age of 10 who doesn’t know how to do an oil change. And I’ve never stepped foot in David Prouty before, but I would imagine there’s a lot of kids in there with hand-me-down Van Halen t-shirts. There couldn’t possibly be a better fit for the Summer Nationals. You wanna release a bunch of toxic smoke into the air and fuck up the roads with your burnouts? Cool. Do it in Spencer.

And could there possibly be a more fitting CEO for the Summer Nationals than Bob Moscoffian?

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This of course is the same guy who in 2008 responded to a truck crash on I-395 in Webster. But he wasn’t there to help out, he was there for the lobsters that were on the truck and were running around the highway covered in diesel fuel. What for you say? To bring them to Periwinkles and sell them to his buddy at a discounted rate. Naturally Periwinkles immediately began a sale of twin lobsters out of it’s parking lot. But it wasn’t his fault, even ask him:

“He told me to get rid of the load. He didn’t say ‘destroy’ to me.”

That makes sense. I mean, it’s not like it’s common sense to destroy a bunch of lobsters covered in diesel fuel. Unless you’re explicitly told not to sell a bunch of toxic lobsters that don’t belong to you, your natural inclination is to sell them out of your buddy’s parking lot in Oxford.

Needless to say there has never been a more fitting trio than Bob Moscoffian, the Summer Nationals, and Spencer. It will make for tremendous blog material when the time comes.

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56 Comment(s)
  • Townie
    February 24, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Dude it was Pink Floyd and Grateful Dead shirts. Lmao!

  • drax
    February 4, 2015 at 2:47 am

    I grew up in spencer (25 years) and i find this wicked funny. I will say though that tons of worcester residents still came out to luther hill. So even if you talk crap you still came swimming in our town lake.

  • February 3, 2015 at 7:37 pm


  • February 3, 2015 at 8:33 am

    The exact same thing Boston bloggers say about Worcester. So in this episode of ignorance the turd-el manages to insult small towns, their schools and car enthusiasts. Meanwhile choosing the low hanging fruit from google maps of some of the depressed areas of Spencer. Now Spencer may not be the shining utopia that Worcester is, and it may not have the gentle and cultured elite of Worcester, but they have been running a very popular fair for 125 years or so. I figure that’s about 120 years longer than any event ever held in Worcester. I’d rather deal with a few so called rednecks than a bunch of phony Boston wanna be’s.

    • Finnish Goalie
      February 3, 2015 at 8:53 am

      As long as you keep reading, feel free to deal with all types!

  • John
    February 2, 2015 at 8:35 pm


    You can’t blame Spencer for a 1/2 square mile parcel which has been infected by section 8 seeking Worcester transplants. The Town of Spencer is actually quite nice and is comprised of good people who work hard and follow the law.

  • Harry
    February 2, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    the summer nationals were awesome, it was all the black kids from mainsouth that kept shooting each other during the nationals that caused it to leave.

  • Deez Nutz
    February 2, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Pretty sure moscoffian is cowboy Hopewell’s uncle. You can’t stop shitting on that family.

  • Chris
    February 2, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Anything to bring business into Spencer, even if only for a weekend, is a good thing. As a resident of Spencer, I didn’t view this as insulting to Spencer as many of the comments here and all over my Facebook wall seem to. That is downtown Spencer. It should be seen as enlightening to the Spencer community: That’s how our town looks. He didn’t digitally alter those images. Granted, his writing was rude, but that’s the voice of all of his articles. He has never written anything in a completely positive light. I see Spencer people share these links to his articles all the time. This time, it’s against the town. So rather than blowing up this page with comments that call for a lynching, maybe it’s time to vote in a tax raise for once. Maybe we shouldn’t always be NO OVERRIDE all the damn time. His article didn’t discuss the fact that it feels like I’m traveling down a dirt road every time I pass through downtown, with the condition of the road. The town does present to visitors like we live in a dump.

    And for anyone about to say, “If you don’t like it, move”, I can’t, because no one wants to buy a house in a town where the school district is going straight to hell based on a lack of funding.

    • Joe
      February 3, 2015 at 12:44 am

      I would agree with you Chris, except deep down we both know the override money would never go where it needs to. The sad fact of the matter is this towns politics are too greedy and curupt to do with any money what needs to be done. Case and point was that awesome superintendent we just got rid of. My best friends father was in charge of the school districts finances for years and years with no problems, that jackass comes in and decides that an accountant is an unnecessary position and fires him. No skin off my friends father’s back, he got picked up by not 1 but 2 higher class schools and what happened to our schools accounts? Oh yeah a 3 million dollar deficit. Guess he was the wrong choice. One of the sad parts about these comments are that the high school I myself went to, David Prouty is truly turning into a dump, that’s not to say anything negative about the people in it, just the building itself is falling apart. Your right, the road directly infront of out town hall is so bad if I don’t line up correctly in my car I can bottom out. Look at rt. 31 south heading to charlton, it’s a death trap on a motorcycle. The town has given the library less hours, the tranferstation less hours and treated to close down powdermill park cause they are crying poverty, sounds almost like ransom. But it’s not the people living in the towns fault. Add up all the residents in this town then add up all the excise, property and other taxes this town get from those people and them ask how our roads or schools could possibly be that bad, it doesn’t add up. Kinda like our winter but going over every year no matter how little snow we get (you watch up until these last 2 storms this has been a very mild winter, yet I’ll bet we go over budget some how yet again). We buy fire trucks that don’t fit in our fire station, then have to pay to have both the truck and station modified for it to work, pretty ridiculous. We decide it’s a great idea to update our water pump systems and assume that the 50 year old pipes that have been under the same low pressure since day 1 will have no issues under twice the pressure. When our police cars need service they sit at the shop for 3 to 5 days before they even get touched. There is so much wrong with this towns politics and systems the only way it could even begin to be justified would be to start over completely fresh. Unfortunately we both know the chances of that.

  • Joe
    February 2, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I don’t know who would choose a writing name of “Turtleboy”, but given your article and it’s seems like an accurate name considering how slow you intelegence is. So you pick a topic of one of the biggest car shows on the east coast being brought to a small town and do nothing in the article but bash all involved. This shows how bad of a writer or reporter or whatever you want to call yourself. A real reporter would simply do just that, report the information and leave they’re 2 cents out of it. Sure spencer isn’t perfect and has its less than good parts but every town does, no town is perfect. You hide behind your computer and cast your judgements like you yourself are perfect. Yet when you look at your sheer ignorance that you’ve publicly displayed all your showing is how much you fit into the judgements your casting. White trash, simpleton, simply moronic. To dumb it down to your level of intelligence when you look only at a towns bad parts and cast your negative opinions and judgements your showing that you don’t only belong with the same people or same place you are publicly disrespecting, but you are a lower form of life than that which you have decided to comment upon. You talk badly about the promoter and his skeletons in the closet yet don’t even have the testicular fortitude, (that means balls) to use your real name out of fear, you could be a child molester for all we know. Yes I did grow up in spencer my whole family has, and yeah we do know how to change our own oil not because we are white trash but simply because we are capable of learning simple tasks to become more self relient, you should try it sometime. I’d be willing to bet me and most of my family make more money than you and are more successful, in fact since we are on the topic my self made aunt and uncle own 2 of the nicest and highest valued properties in the town of spencer, properties that you couldn’t afford to rent out of. My grandfather taught himself his own career and accelled greatly at it, enough to support his wife and five kids. Sure spencer is far from great and has its low life population but every town does. Spencer also has its hard working middle class that are the same kind of people that built this country along with its successful upperclass. Just like any other town including worcester. Look in the mirror and at your surroundings before you can’t you judgements on other people and their’s. All that does is show how simply ignorant you truly are.

    • G
      February 2, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you Joe, for the above comment ~ it was better written than the actual blog.
      This article ‘Turtleboy’ blogged is just a shame. Granted the pics he posted are atrocious, and yes, those places do exit, but that is a VERY SMALL portion of Spencer.
      Turtleboy’s comments should have focused on his disdain for Robert Moscoffian and the Summer Nationals, instead of being downright disrespectful of the residents of Spencer. The decision to bring this Show to the Spencer Fairgrounds did not rest in the hands of the Spencer residents. Even if it did, what gives him the right to be so judgmental? He is a blogger and hides behind his pseudonym.

      • Finnish Goalie
        February 2, 2015 at 12:35 pm

        So does everyone posting here.

    • Finnish Goalie
      February 2, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      Running for mayor, Joe Quimby?

      • Joe
        February 3, 2015 at 12:18 am

        That’s cute, I’m gonna assume that little simpsons referance is aimed at me, and to answer your question no, I’m 2 things that don’t work in politics hard working and honest. I simply have enough intelegence and pride to not let a groupe of uneducated, ignorant keyboard graduates talk down about my home town, I have too much self pride for myself and my surrounding to sit here and listen to it. Yes I’ll admit what’s pictured is how some parts of spencer look and even I think it’s ridiculously low class, hell I think the entire section 8 housing on Loyd dyer drive should be tossed out on they’re useless asses to live in they’re cars (that seem to be nicer than my own some how) and used for its original intended purpose, free housing for needing veterans. Yes I cringe when I drive through the lower end of cherry street inhabited by some punk wannabe gangsters calling themselves the spencer vice lords. I would like to burn that whole block down and start fresh. Funny part is most of those people I’m talking about are just like this turtle boy, worcester rejects. I notice that not one of you commenter stated what town you live in, I’m sure that’s because you all know that even your towns have they’re dumpy parts infested with low lifes, every town doe, but don’t throw stones people, or in this case don’t throw garbage.

        • Finnish Goalie
          February 3, 2015 at 8:49 am

          Hmm, a blog about Worcester. A blog in which we talk about the best side streets for short cuts, the best sandwiches, discuss the city’s pan handler and drug problems, etc, etc.

          Where do you think a number of us live? We make fun of our home all the time.

  • JayC
    February 1, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Geez… I see Spencer has a pretty sensitive populous. Maybe Turtleboy can sponsor a comedy show at the family fun day so they can laugh a bit before the car show.

  • Jay
    February 1, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Spencer is a complete shithole. All of your comments are doing nothing to dispute that fact. Shows how uneducated most of you are. Your argument is, “oh yeah, well Worcester sucks more!”

    Spencer is a redneck wasteland.

    • Joe
      February 2, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      Jay once again just as the people above your ignorant and uneducated comment just shows how much of a simpleton you are. Why don’t we hear where you are from? Redneck wasteland let’s break that down if your capible of that kind of thought process. Redneck roots and comes from what farmers and hard workers were called because they’re necks were always sun burned from being outside and working all day, sounds like something your not capible of considering your using it as a put down. Wasteland well when you break that down its a description of a deserted or abandoned land once thrived on, (thrived means lived) and even tho spencer has abandoned buildings for the most part, actually the greater majority it’s still quite inhabited (that means people still live here) and still has plenty of thriving businesses. So to recap, your entire comment is nothing more than an ignorant uneducated garbage spewed publicly to show how much of simpleton you yourself are, congrats on that bud.

      • Jay
        February 3, 2015 at 1:36 pm

        they’re = they are.

        looks like the spencer school system did you well! fuckin redneck.

        • Jay
          February 3, 2015 at 1:38 pm

          you also spelled ‘capable’ wrong.

          also used ‘your’ when you should have used ‘you’re’.


          • Joe
            February 5, 2015 at 11:11 am

            Yeah your right how ridiculous of me to have spelling and grammar mistakes when typing suck long replies on a small little phone that seems to auto correct whatever it feels like, I should simply be as perfect and we’ll stated as the giant douche nozzle that you seem to be huh? None the less redneck isn’t much of a put down if that’s what you intended it as, if you read the prior comment you would have seen I already broke that down for simpleton classless trash like yourself.

      • Jay
        February 5, 2015 at 12:09 pm

        so your phone auto-corrected to spell words that don’t exist? lol! redneck doesn’t bother you. so i’ll just go with moron. does that work better?

  • Julia Severi
    February 1, 2015 at 10:13 am

    i laughed my way through this having thought the exact same thing as I grew up about the trashy “summa nationals!” Terrible. Traffic was all it caused. Getting to join the toothless wonders & pedifiles of the spencer fair would be as cool as an Eddie Van Halen solo. Spencer has some ok areas but for the most part is known for the Cherry St area winners who are all active around the first of the month when their “check” comes in. Good thing the Nationals are July 4th…..

    • Joe
      February 2, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Toothless wonders huh Julia? All waiting for the first of the month for our welfare checks huh? That’s funny cause I have self made millionaire family members born raised and living in spencer, and yes they have they’re teeth as do I. Any and all towns will have they’re low life scum, it’s called society, you should get yourself educated so your comments don’t make you sound like an ignorant, toothless, welfare recipient. Even the richest most high class towns and cities have low life, drug issues ect. Your no better than anyone else, your not perfect and neither am I, but I won’t go spewing disrespectful, ignorant uneducated comments about others or they’re home towns.

  • JD
    February 1, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Spencer is a dump for sure!

    • Joe
      February 2, 2015 at 11:48 am

      What perfect town do you live in JD? Bet there can be shitty pictures found on Google of it, or shitty lowlife underclass living in it.

  • mrob
    February 1, 2015 at 8:15 am

    also, you’ve never driven through spencer? do you even know where it is because you obviously Google mapped the streets and some probably aren’t updated. my big ass house last time I checked hasn’t been updated in a few years. you should probably go to a town before you talk trash about it.

  • mrob
    February 1, 2015 at 8:11 am

    I grew up in spencer and we aren’t a Bunche of van halen lovers and I am also a bay path graduate. I have family members that probably make more money than you and graduated from bay path. my point is while I haven’t been to spencer in a while, I would still rather be stranded in the middle of the night there half naked and still feel safer than being stranded in Worcester where I would probably be gang banged, video taped, murdered then appear on your website saying I was the stupid one for walking around Worcester at night. Get real, I usually enjoy your posts but this one pissed me off. seriously Worcester and spencer – no comparison

    • Finnish Goalie
      February 1, 2015 at 9:02 am

      So, like everyone else, it touched too close and now you’re angry. I’m guilty of that too on occasion.

  • Dan
    February 1, 2015 at 7:34 am

    It’s funny, but not quite true. You showed the worst parts of spencer (and some of the best) Spencer Pizza is better that anything in the Woo.

    • Finnish Goalie
      February 1, 2015 at 9:03 am

      Wonder Bar’s return will negate that comment.

      • FACTMAN
        February 4, 2015 at 2:15 pm

        Isnt the wonder Bar closed?

      • FACTMAN
        February 4, 2015 at 2:16 pm

        My bad read the comment too fast ha

  • GFF
    January 31, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Hey Spencer, they hate us cause they anus. Don’t let TB get to you. Then again, I’m just hiding behind three letters and a fake email address.

  • tom a d
    January 31, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    who ever wrote this articl is a scum bag to down talk kids that go to Bay Path so they can work and get a job!! your a joke fuck you eat dicks you piece of shit!!

    • keri
      February 1, 2015 at 7:55 am

      Where did he say anything about bay path, maybe I missed it. I thought he was bath mouthing DAVID PROUTY

  • mark s
    January 31, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    I usually love your articles but this one just made me lose respect for you…the summer nationals was a great time at green hill and downtown till the gang members started ruining it. Sorry your no fun

  • Cathy
    January 31, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Don’t be hatin’ on Spencer! Lived here almost 20 years after growing up in Worcester. My kids have all gone through DPHS and have managed to become upstanding citizens. It’s definitely a little (maybe a lot) rednecky but it’s a good community for the most part. There are bad areas to every town/city, its just the way it is. That said, love you Turtleboy!

  • Susan Terkanian
    January 31, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Turtleboy, it’s too bad (and easy )that you hide behind the moniker of a nice piece of Worcester’s history. Satire is one thing. Mean-spiritedness is quite another. Why not come out of your shell and tell us who you are? If you’re proud of what you write as “Turtleboy”, you should also be proud to claim it as your own. As far as I’m concerned, the only thing this “article” did was make you look like a jerk.

    • Beetle
      January 31, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      How does the entire city of Buffalo know who you are, but Spencer doesn’t? Be better than Buffalo, Spencer.

      • Finnish Goalie
        February 1, 2015 at 11:36 am

        That identity issue was proven false, no?

    • Matt McCue
      January 31, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      Well said Susan!

  • jay
    January 31, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Honestly … with all the issues the past several years it was held, along with all drama brought on from it … I can safely say that I will not attend anything held by that family name again. The one year they held it in Thompson … there was a brawl that erupted between ‘staff’ and spectators and then someone in the parking lot decided to do donuts and ruin many people’s cars. Plus the prices had become outrageous just to get in. I am all set with not going.

  • Connor
    January 31, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Hahah this article is funny as hell…and to me spencer is a nice town….growing up in southbridge we always played Prouty and although some kids were cocky and stupid they were over all nice. The guy who wrote obviously has no idea about spencer, he’s making it out to be some rough and tumble town and it’s farrrr from that

  • Peter
    January 31, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Easy to hide behind the keyboard as Tom said you punk. Why don’t you come out in the open you rodent.

    • Finnish Goalie
      February 1, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Oh yes, Tom. The only one in the Central Mass area.

  • Tom
    January 31, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Spencer isn’t perfect, but I grew up there and if your Balls are as big as your key board give me a meeting spot where we can discuss my town and former school face to face! You can bash what ever events you want, but all towns have character and physical flaws. I still have strong ties out there and again step up or shut up.. Or maybe some eighties rock music fan who went to Prouty will knock your fucking teeth out the back of your skull..

    • January 31, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      I’ll meet you at Whitco at high noon. No police.

      • November 30, 2016 at 1:10 pm

        turtelboy was arrested for DUI in Spencer that’s his anger
        he was also caught in a gay bar selling dope
        look it up

  • John Clark sucks
    January 31, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    This blog is so spot on its not even funny. This just made my day.

    • Joe
      February 2, 2015 at 11:41 am

      Spot on huh? Who are you? Where are you from? What do you do for a living? I bet I can find a shitty view of any town on Google maps including your hometown. Why don’t we keep our shitty negative and uneducated opinions to ourselfs.

  • Wabbitt
    January 31, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    You forgot the white trash from Thompson, CT. They also flock to Summer Nationals, adorned with chin straps and tattoos of power tools.

    • Wabbitt
      January 31, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      All the dislikes on my comment are probably from chinstrapped muffs from Thompson.

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