THE LATE CAPTAIN HOWEY.
IT is with deep regret that we have to announce the passing of a great sportsman, for Captain R. B. Howey was the victim of a fatal accident on August 26th, whilst taking part in the” Course des Cotes” at the Boulogne meeting. Whilst driving his Ballot round one of the bends in the course, Captain Howey skidded and crashed into a tree, passing away without regaining consciousness. A very popular figure at Brooklands, Captain Howey was twenty-five years of age and an Australian by birth. Possessing considerable means he took up motor racing as a pastime with great enthusiasm, being a regular competitor in the principal meetings at the Brooklands track. He was best known for his performances on the
straight-eight Ballot car, which, with several others he purchased from the late Count Zborowski. In October last he created a series of world’s records at speeds of 118 miles per hour. Among his successes this year may be mentioned the winning of the Brooklands’ rounders Gold Cup at a speed of 106 m.p.h. and the Gold Star race at 110 m.p.h.
Captain R. B. Howey was a thoroughly good sportsman and a man of charming personality who followed the sport of motor racing for the pure love of the game, which sustains a big loss by his death. The sad accident at Boulogne came as a great grief to his many friends and to the public by whom he was rightly regarded as one of the safest drivers on the track.