Shepherd Micro Racing has been established in the model car
industry since 1998. The interest in model building in general derived 10 years
prior to that. At the very beginning the focus was on model planes shifting to
electro cars and finally to nitro operated rc cars 1/8th scale. In 1998 a new
building was built where Shepherd Micro Racing is now located, including office
premises, warehouse and an indoor race track for electric cars.
In 2000 Shepherd Micro Racing formerly known as Schäfer MTC
became sole distributor of Picco Micromotori in Germany and shortly after
started importing Enneti Tires, Tornado and Runner Time
In 2004 Schäfer MTC bought the whole production of the former
Picco Speed, a well established 1/8th scale racing car and
stopped retailing. The focus was now on improving the Picco Speed,
distributing, as well as import and export. Therefore the indoor race track was
closed and transformed into a warehouse. The very same year the company’s name
changed to Shepherd Micro Racing.
Only one year later Shepherd Micro Racing presented an
improved successor of the Picco Speed, the so-called Speed v2 –
made in Germany.
2007 was to be a year full of changes and improvements as
Shepherd Micro racing decided to take it one step further. The production of a
completely new car was to be started and therefore one of the world’s best
drivers – Robert Pietsch – joined the team in order to develop a complete new
1/8th scale on-road racing car together with Patrick Schäfer. They both tested the prototype, on various races and several national and international successes
followed. For instances a first and sixth position at the German nationals 2007,
an 11th position at the European Championship in Lostallo Switzerland
and a 15th position at the World Championship in Cordoba Argentina.
After various tests and steady improvements the new car was
presented to the public at the beginning of 2008, the Shepherd Velox was born.
2008 was another succesful year with some national titles and
the European B Championship title by Richard Volta. At the end of 2008 Robert
Pietsch decided to go back to his home in Bavaria and left the company by mutual
agreement. Patrick Schäfer continued to develop on his own and a 1/10 touring
car project was started.
In fall 2009 the second true Shepherd car was born - the Velox
V10. With a 3rd place by Marc Rheinard at the World Championship in Houston and some national titles in 2010 it was a very
succesfull start in this new class for Team Shepherd.
A lot of national titles as well as another European B Championship title
by Patrick Nähr in 2011 are proof of our passion for racing.
Team Shepherd continues to work hard to be at the top of the