Dr. Hugh Scully

Dr. Scully speaks at the 2012 CMHF Gala

Inducted 2000

Dr. Scully has made an immense medical and safety contribution to the sport of auto racing in Canada. Working with safety proponents such as Jackie Stewart and Dr. Sid Watkins. As well as chief of surgery at Toronto General Hospital, Professor of Medicine at University of Toronto and immediate past-president of the Ontario Medical Association, current president of the Canadian Medical Association, Dr. Scully is also medical director of the Grand Prix of Canada/Montreal and the Molson Indys Toronto and Vancouver. As well, he is No. 2 in the world (behind Prof. Sid Watkins) on the FIA Medical and Circuit Safety Committee. Although not as visible to motorsport fans as the drivers, promoters, and team owners the contributions of people such as Dr.Scully are vitally important to the growth and prosperity of our sport.

Image courtesy of Gary Grant

2012 CMHF GALA

Close to 300 Attend 18th Annual
Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Gala

Close to 300 guests, the largest attendance in recent history , were on hand for the induction ceremonies of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame’s 18th annual Hall of Fame Gala April 21, 2012 in Toronto.

Michael Andretti, who retired from active racing in 2003 to focus on team ownership and won 42 CART/Champ Car races in his 20-year racing career, including a record seven Toronto Indy victories was Inducted into the International Category along with seven Canadians.

The seven Canadians included : Dick Foley of Montreal, Quebec; Rudy Bartling of Courtrice, Ontario; Robin Edwardes, of L’Orignal, Ontario; Paul S Manson of Toronto, Ontario; Ben Docktor of Calgary, Alberta, Greg Sewart of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Norm Ellefson, who now lives in Spokane, Washington.

We are delighted to welcome Michael Andretti into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame,” said Dr. Hugh Scully, Chairman of the Canadian Motorsport Heritage Foundation. “Two years ago the Hall of Fame introduced an international category at our annual induction gala to formally recognize non-Canadians who had made significant contributions to motorsports in Canada.

Besides entertaining thousands of race fans with his on-track performances in Canada over the years and holding the record for the most wins at the Toronto Indy, Michael Andretti’s contribution to the promotion of motorsports in Canada and to the development of Canadian drivers, is well established. ”
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