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Earl Howe

Edward Richard Assheton, Viscount Curzon, better known as Earl Howe, was born in 1884 and took up motor racing seriously at the age of 44 entering the 1928 Essex Six Hour Race and the Tourist Trophy in a Bugatti. His racing was spread across many cars including Talbot, Lagonda, Alfa Romeo and Mercedes, possibly his most romantic being the ex-Campbell Delage which he owned for a while and passed on to Dick Seaman for his 1936 season, certainly the most difficult being a type 59 Bugatti.

In 1931 he was rewarded with victory at Le Mans in an Alfa Romeo and was well placed in may other races throughout the early and mid thirties. In 1935 he sold the Delage and acquired the ex-Benjafield E.R.A. R.8.B. in which he had his major accident when duelling with Bira on the Campbell circuit in 1937.

He relished the long distance sports car events, contesting nine Tourist Trophy races and he was a member of the Fox & Nichols Lagonda team partnering the hon.Brian Lewis.

His transport during the war, when he was serving as a naval officer, was a tiny Peugeot and after the war he went on supporting motor sport, speaking many times in the House of Lords and acting as President of the British racing Drivers’ Club and Chairman of the R.A.C. Competitions Committee. He died in 1964.

 

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