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Ed Howe fans

Known as the Green Hornet and founder of Howe Racing Enterprises. Ed built the 2 cars GoIng and GOne that terrorized the short tracks in the Midwest and Canada in 1973. Inducted into the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame 1988.

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Latest Activity: Nov 8, 2013

Ed Howe racing photos (from various internet sources)

Jim Hehl collection

Ed and Joan Howe

Brian Norton collection

from Mark Koboldt about late 80's to mid 90's (maybe later). Current Hornet is a different design with 4 arms and hands..

Elected to Berlin Raceway Hall of Fame in 2008.

Track Championships (work in progress).
Berlin Raceway, Marne, Michigan:
'70 late model champion
TriCity Speedway, Auburn, Michigan:
'65, '66, '67, '68, '69, '70, '71, '72 plus more.
Florida State Championship winner:
'72, '74, '75, '76
Alabama State Championship winner:
'72

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old howe cars still alive

Started by Tim Lewis. Last reply by Tim Lewis Nov 8, 2013. 1 Reply

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Comment by mark koboldt on October 5, 2010 at 3:27am

Comment by mark koboldt on October 5, 2010 at 3:26am

Comment by Randy Morse on August 11, 2010 at 10:44am


Remember when Ed brought this car to the 1981 Mudslinger, he had the feild covered but had a bad oil leak., actually came from the back twice but finally pulled out just before half way. This photo is actually from Dixie speedway in Georgia during a NDRA race in which Ed finished 2nd
Comment by Pete Banchoff on August 9, 2010 at 9:23am
Mike, we've had a good time with this Ed Howe fan page and seeing some of the old pictures of Ed's career has been a blast for me. I go back a couple of years from when you became a fan, about 1964 or '65 I saw Ed for the first time. He ALWAYS had good race cars and is a genius chassis builder. Pretty fair driver too but also hired drivers that were at the top of their game at the time. You had to earn a ride in a Howe house car, not buy your way in like some of today's drivers. Three drivers that come to mind from the '70's are Mike Eddy, Bob Senneker and Tom Maier and from talking to Tom he is one of Ed's biggest fans to this day. Please enjoy all the stories and pictures and thanks for the compliment.

Pete.
Comment by Mike Ray on August 8, 2010 at 12:27pm
I started pulling for Ed after reading SCR magazine in the late 60's.I was so glad to finally see Ed in Martinsville in the mid 70's in a purple Nova sponsored by Hoosier,it was the house car of that time.I always wanted a Howe and have it on layaway with Bruce Martin.What a racer and innovator!Thanks for starting this club,peace,out.
Comment by Pete Banchoff on August 8, 2010 at 8:30am
Randy, thanks for joining Ed's fan page on Racers Reunion and like Mark said we wish you well on locating the DIRT car. I went to AutoCity a few times in the 60's but was a regular at Dixie up the road 'til about 1971 when we moved away. I assume you mean AutoCity was a real track when it was dirt and I agree. The memories of watching these great drivers race still sit in my mind too. I can't remember yesterday, but I remember races I watched 46 years ago. Funny how the mind works.lol

Pete
Comment by Pete Banchoff on August 7, 2010 at 10:10pm

From 1988 notice the large hornet decal just behind the left front wheel.
Comment by Pete Banchoff on August 7, 2010 at 9:18pm

Brand X on trailer from Tom and Kay Maier
Comment by mark koboldt on August 7, 2010 at 11:18am
I would love to find one of Ed's personal cars to restore but it will be a difficult search. Ed thinks they probably all got used up and junked in later years. I certainly hope not. Good luck with your search and keep us posted. By the way, I talked to Tom Reffner a couple years ago and he had within the last five years junked the car that used to be Ed'd "Brand X" javelin, so it is possible there could be a car out there.
Comment by Randy Morse on August 7, 2010 at 11:04am


Hey everybody, I have actually been trying to find this car and restoring it. I know Tom Rosebrugh had it and sold it to Larry Pero and from there I have lost it. This car won the very First Mudslinger 100 at Auto City when it was a real track (joking). Ed will always be my hero and I sure do miss him at the track. p.s. first race seeing the Green Hornet was the Gone car at Auto City in 73 I believe, I was 8 and remember it like yesterday!!! Been a fan since!!
 

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