It is with deep sadness and regret that we advise the passing of Leo Geoghegan on the 2nd March.
Leo was a much admired supporter of our club and its major events.
He first came to WA as our guest at the Chrysler Expo 2011, being his first trip west. Following that event, he made subsequent trips west to join in with our members and to make himself available.
Apart from his very successful open wheeler racing achievements, he was instrumental in the development, testing and racing of Pacer’s and Chargers for Chrysler Australia.
Leo was always willing to make himself available to talk to anyone about his experiences in a very relaxed and humorous manner. The information gained from these informal gatherings could never have been obtained other than from Leo himself.
As a result of our clubs contacts through Leo we have made many friends with other Chrysler enthusiasts right across Australia.
Our vice president Kylie Sewell flew over to see Leo last week and spent some special time with him. I know this would have been of comfort to Leo during this time.
Leo was engaged by Chrysler Australia to develop their racing programme during the early 1970s.He made valuable contributions to their aims given his knowledge and experience. All this was achieved on a very limited budget due to local content constraints. The result of all this was that they were able to present very impressive and competitive road cars and race cars. Some of that input and development is still being seen in cars that continue to race today.
Leo was the only race driver to have raced at Bathurst for the Big 3, again another significant achievement.
We will miss Leo and will always hold him in our hearts as an admired racing car driver and friend.
Our thoughts go out to his family and all the motor racing and Chrysler family right across Australia.
No doubt he will be sharing much with his brother Ian (Pete) in the big race track somewhere out there.
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