END OF LINE FOR A RACING ICON
LEO Geoghegan, an Australian motor racing icon of the 60s-80s, has died of can- cer at his home in Sydney. He was 78. He drove a variety of cars, mainly in production and touring events, but also excelled in single seaters and won the Grand Prix of Japan in 1969 in his ex-Jim Clark Lotus 39 Repco V8, as well as the Australian F2 championships in 1973 and 74. Known for his classic style and sportsmanship, he was at stages a works driver for Ford, Holden and Chrysler.
He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.