Newsletter Vol. III 2006 Ed. #3
Posted on 9/1/2006
Font size:
Download this newsletter

Rex Green passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at the age of 77. Depending when your life intersected with Rex, you may know him as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, a student at Allentown’s Muhlenberg College or Thomas Jefferson University medical school in Philadelphia, a medical doctor in general practice in Allentown or on staff at Mack Trucks, or, since 1980, as the jovial proprietor of the Spring Valley Inn in Center Valley, PA. If you’re reading this newsletter, however, you probably remember Rex Green as the owner of a pretty hot #31 TQ midget with Bob Wilkey at the helm in the late 1960’s, the co-promoter, or perhaps the “co-investor” with Luther Gehringer (Dopey Duncan) in the 1966 indoor TQ races at Ag Hall on the Allentown Fairgrounds, the USAC or Pocono medical official during the 1970’s, or the avid NASCAR fan in his later years.

Bob Wilkey and Rex Green in victory lane, Pine Brook, NJ

Although never one of the ‘dreamers of the day’, since his ‘day job’ as a medical practitioner kept him grounded in reality, ‘Doc’ Green was surely a facilitator of the ‘dreamers of the day.’ Whether doing all he could to promote the advancement of Bob Wilkey’s career, stepping up to become a willing partner in presenting TQ midget races indoors at the Allentown
Fairgrounds (Rex and Luther Gehringer – one of the true ‘dreamers of the day’ – agreed these were the most expensive ‘tickets’ they ever bought to watch races), giving young drivers a shot at the seat of his race car, or providing USAC medical exams and completing the forms at no cost to many local USAC drivers, Rex Green was always ready to step up and provide
whatever assistance he could to help local racers.

Rex Green’s TQ was the former Bob Pouleson #706 Ernie McCoy was an indoor winner at Teaneck, NJ in 1953
The restored Rex Green Crosley #31

Doc’s #31 is now on display at the EARHS showroom, thanks to the efforts of Tom Wilkey, Paul Weisel, Chuck Koehler, Bob Howe, Tom Cooper and others. Rex was pleased to know the restoration was completed, but never saw the finished product. Both Doc and his #31 will always be a part of auto racing in the Lehigh Valley.

EARHS Corporate Level Sponsors
Please support our sponsors
Weisel Racing Equipment, Inc.
Orefield, PA

Joseph J. Plunkett, P.C.
Allentown , PA

The Gang at Stoner Racing
Enola, PA
High Speed Graphics
Orefield, PA
Butch's Burner Service
Bethlehem, PA
Father & Son Spl. #33 - Junie & Bing Metz
R&S Oil Co.
Breinigsville, PA
Orefield, PA
Leigh Earnshaw Ent.
Morgantown, PA
Pocono Raceway, Mattioli Foundation
Long Pond, PA
Midnight Machine Works -- Eddie Gittens
Mountaintop, PA

Your monetary sponsorship in any denomination or donations of historically significant items, photos, documents, etc. toward projects undertaken by the EARHS are welcomed and encouraged. EARHS is recognized as a federally tax exempt charity by the IRS under Section 501c(3).

EARHS "wants and needs"

Wanted: Racing photo collections - share and preserve programs. If you have vintage racing photos, EARHS would like to be able to scan and copy these items. All items will be returned intact and we can provide you with a computer disc of those items from significant collections.

We are especially interested in Dorney Park items from the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's and all Allentown Fair items, including indoor racing events, but all items are welcome.

We continue to fill our showroom - all members are invited to visit and check our progress. Please call Pete (610 398-2188) or Paul (610 395-5303) to arrange a time to visit.

Newsletter Vol. XV 2018 Ed. #3
In This Issue... Sixty Years Ago at the Allentown Fairgrounds
Newsletter Vol. XV 2018 Ed. #1
The Saga of Rotten Red, The Don Edmunds Story
Newsletter Vol. XIII 2016 Ed. #4
In This Issue... USAC Finale At Allentown Fifty Years Ago
Newsletter 2016 Vol. XIII, #3 LVSCRA
In This Issue... The Lehigh Valley Stock Car Racing Association
Newsletter Vol. XIII 2016 Ed. #2
In This Issue... William 'Red' Riegel
Newsletter Vol. XIII 2016 Ed. #1
In This Issue... Indoor 3/4 midget racing in 50's and 60's
Newsletter Vol. XII 2013 Ed. #1-2
In This Issue... AAA Transition to USAC
Mickey Rooney - The Big Wheel
Freddy Adam - Langhorne history 50 years ago
Newsletter Vol. X 2013 Ed. #4
In This Issue... Tommy Cochrane Memorial
Newsletter Vol. X 2013 Ed. #3
In This Issue... Jerry Stover Memorial
Newsletter Vol. X 2013 Ed. #1 and #2
In This Issue... 2013 Ernie McCoy Indianapolis career
Newsletter Vol. IX 2012 Ed. #3-4
In This Issue... Ag Hall indoor micros, 1962
Newsletter Vol. IX 2012 Ed. #1
In This Issue... Boardwalk Hall Indoor Racing Weekend
Newsletter Vol. VIII 2011 Ed. #3
In This Issue... 100th Anniversary of Indianapolis 500
Modified stock car legend, Vince Conrad, passes
Newsletter Vol. VII 2010 Ed. #4
In This Issue... Ed Kowalski
Newsletter Vol. VII 2010 Ed. #2
In This Issue... Tri-ang pedal car
Newsletter Vol. VI 2009 Ed. #4
In This Issue... Snapp 6, Don Edmunds supermodified
The Dutch Culp Offy
In This Issue... Still getting info
Newsletter 2008 Vol. V, #3
In This Issue... Rare Edmunds 3/4 Midget on display
Newsletter 2008 Vol. V, #2
In This Issue... Buster Warke lost to racing world, February 20, 2008 at age 93.
The Little Plastic Stock Car
Newsletter Vol. IV 2007
In This Issue... Dan Pool #9 restoration
Newsletter Vol. III 2006 Ed. #4
In This Issue... John Trumbauer's Lloyd #56 restoration
Pocono International Raceway USAC Races
Buster Warke video to benefit EARHS
Newsletter Vol. III 2006 Ed. #3
In This Issue... Rex Green's #31 Crosley TQ
Newsletter Vol. III 2006 Ed. #2
In This Issue... Moss 1/4 and 1/2 midgets
Newsletter Vol. III 2006 Ed. #1
In This Issue... LeRoy Ritter 99
EARHS Mission Statement
Newsletter Vol. I 2005 Ed. #2 and #3
In This Issue... Nick Fornoro
Newsletter Vol. II 2005
In This Issue... The Harold Cope #1
Newsletter Vol. I 2004
In This Issue... History of sprint car racing at Allentown, PA

Eastern Museum of Motor Racing
Pocono Raceway
The Vintage Racer
Weisel Racing Equipment, Inc.

P.O. Box 333
Orefield, PA 18069


April 29, 2018
10am - 5pm
EARHS Showroom
5080 Kernsville Road
Orefield, PA 18069

Copyright © 2006-2015