Owner/Operator

Historian/Writer

Rick-Sharples at Delaware Speedway

Rick-Sharples at Delaware Speedway



I came by my passion for stock car racing honestly by being the son of Fred Sharples who twisted wrenches for Bernie Reddick on the #99 Scannell cars before leaving Canada to become a travelling NASCAR official. I have been going to races since I was in diapers and was quite involved, as a Club official, for the Can-Am Midget Racing Club.



Technical Support

Contributing Editor

Bill Samuel o/o quintecar.ca w/ Jimmy Shine

Bill Samuel o/o quintecar.ca w/ Jimmy Shine

 



I met Rick Sharples at Megaspeed in 2012. My website, quintecar.ca was still in its infancy. Rick’s passion for the history of motorsports in Ontario is genuine, drawing from his personal involvement with it since early childhood.

At our first meeting Rick had yet to start his website, and I offered to give him a hand. Like most of us, when he did start it, he went gung-ho and did it himself. Though many companies will tell you that you can create a website in five minutes, the reality is that there is a fairly steep learning curve involved.

Nothing Rick had done previously (carpenter and writer) had prepared him for website design. Finally this year, 2018, I convinced Rick that with a little coaching from me and my technical assistance, Yesterday’s Speedways could have a website that would be easy to use and visually appealing.