END OF LINE FOR A RAC­ING ICON

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Looklocal -

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.

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