– by Murray Sawyer, JD, President and CEO
News happens fast now. Today’s new and timely story will soon be tomorrow’s forgotten tale. It is easy to miss things now because of how quickly stories get turned around, as our attention is diverted to the next “New, New Thing”. Daily, we are inundated with a veritable fire hydrant flow of news through social media. Every so often, we need to take the pedal off the gas, step out of our fast lane; we need to slow down just for a minute to appreciate and celebrate a notable and newsworthy accomplishment. This is one of those occasions.
Chip, Matt and I want to congratulate our close and dear friend, George Alderman. George has just been inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame for the class of 2019.
George grew up in Delaware, graduating from Newark High School. In addition to owning Alderman Automotive, George Alderman Racing and the local Datsun/Nissan dealership back in the day, his avocation, which he pursued with a true passion, was race car driving.
George spent 49 years as one the country’s top race car drivers, competing in Sportscar Club of America (SCCA) and International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) events.
He was named the Sports Car Club of America Formula 3 national champion in a Cooper-Norton in 1960 and also their national champion in a Formula Libre Cooper-Alfa in 1964. He drove a Lotus 23 to the SCCA divisional championship in 1966 and a McLaren Chevy to the Governor’s Cup in 1967 SCCA NE divisional championship. George won the IMSA Baby Grand championship in 1971 in a Datsun 510 and the 1974 BFG Radial Challenge Series championship in an AMC Gremlin. In the 1980s, he drove Datsun Z cars in the Camel GT series and had five wins and 50 top 10 finishes in 70 starts. Now that’s Tigeresque!
He competed in his final race just a mere two days shy of his 70th birthday.
Please join us as we salute George for this wonderful recognition!
Keep the faith.April 2019. Westover Capital Advisors, LLC. All rights reserved.