Leo Geoghegan by Brian Caldersmith
With great sadness the Committee of the HSRCA advises the passing this morning of our dear friend, Leo Geoghegan. As most would be aware Leo’s passing ends a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.
Leo was 78 and started his motor racing career in 1956 driving an early model Holden. Throughout this career he captured an extensive range of titles including the 1970 Australian Drivers Championship, the 1960 Australian GT Championship, the 1963 Australian Formula Junior Championship and the 1973-74 Australian F2 Championship 1973-74, also shared second place in the 1967 Gallaher 500 with his famous brother, Ian. Leo capped an outstanding career with victory in the international Japan Grand Prix of 1969, driving the Lotus 39-Repco V8. Geoghegan and Lotus enjoyed a close association for many years and was renowned for the superb presentation of the team.
Leo is survived by his widow, Del, sister Marie-Louise, sons Steven and Shaun, and daughters Roslyn and Naomi.