Hector Honore

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Hector 'Pappy' Honoré
Born Hector Victor Honoré Jr.
(1905-09-09)September 9, 1905
Pittsburg, Kansas, United States
Died (1983-03-03)March 3, 1983
Pana, Illinois, United States
Occupation Racecar Owner Mechanic Driver

Hector Victor Honoré Jr. (September 9, 1905 in Pittsburg, Kansas – March 3, 1983 in Pana, Illinois), was an American racecar driver, mechanic and owner.

Personal history[edit]

He was born the son of a Belgian father a French mother from in Pittsburg, Kansas. Following the death of his father, Hector's mother remarried and the family moved to Christian County, Illinois. They eventually settled in the town of Pana, Illinois where he operated a mechanic shop for several decades. He was married and had three daughters. He was brother-in-law of noted Baptist Evangelist Robert Sumner.

Racing career[edit]

After a briefly driving his own cars, Honore reached his greatest success as a car owner and mechanic with a number of drivers behind the wheel. His legendary sprint car known as the "Black Deuce" is the winningest sprint car in history.[1]

Sprint Car Season Racing Championships[edit]

Honored in Halls of Fame[edit]


  1. ^ Stillwater Gazette- June 12, 2007 story on Sprint Car Hall of Fame
  2. ^ National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductees Archived 2007-07-03 at the Wayback Machine.- List of all Inductees
  3. ^ Highbanks Hall of Fame- National Midget Auto Racing Museum

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