Today, Heart of a Champion proudly recognizes George Sheppard as this week’s ‘Saturday Salute’! ????
George shares the Honorary Founding Membership with Frank McCarthy of the Atlantic Sports Car Club. His dedication to Motorsports since the late 1960s to is passing, in 2018, is outstanding.
George was one of the true veteran “Old Timers” of motorsports in the Atlantic Region. He was an official or competitor in the club, regional, and national events since 1972. He competed in hill climbs, road racing, sprints, rallies, and auto slaloms, with impressive results. ????
He won the Atlantic Sports Car Club Autoslalom Championship a record 13 times, and the regional overall championship a record 8 times, and is a 3-time national class champion. He was an avid remote control model boat builder as well! ????
He is only one of three drivers nationally to compete in every “Canadian Autoslalom Championship” held from 1972 to 1991 and a competing member of the Atlantic Sports Car Club for 42 consecutive years – 1972 to 2014! ????
In 1989 he was recognized by the Halifax City Regional Library for his outstanding volunteer service; in 2000 by the Maritime Ship Modelers Guild for his support of their Millenium Model Boat Show; in 2004 by Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for his commitment and dedication as a Museum Volunteer. George was inducted into the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2015. ????
He was also the starter for the Road-Racers of Atlantic Canada at Atlantic Motorsport Park and a Pit Exit Official.
Gone but never forgotten, George you lived and competed with the Heart of a Champion! ???? Photo’s: MMHOF