Geoff Leeds Obituary, Death – Geoff Leeds, a veteran of the touring car racing scene who also served as an administrator for motor sports, passed away in Brisbane this morning after a relatively brief fight with cancer. Geoff was involved in the sport up until the beginning of this year, when he received his diagnosis. Over the course of the previous four seasons, he served as the Driving Standards and Prosecuting Officer for the TA2 Muscle Car Series.
It was said that he said something once. “I was desperate to race at Bathurst no matter what, but to get a CAMS license you had to have a parent’s signature if you were under 21, and I knew that my mother wouldn’t do it, so I forged her signature.” “I was desperate to race at Bathurst no matter what.” Geoff spent his childhood in Bathurst, where he lived in the old Tattersalls Hotel (now named the Elephant & Castle), which is barely three kilometers away from the track. As a result, he was unavoidably exposed to auto racing at an early age.
Geoff was an active competitor for the majority of his 35-year driving career, primarily in Touring Cars. He raced a Torana XU1 and various class cars throughout what many consider to be the golden years of touring car racing – the era of Moffat, Brock, Johnson, Jane, Grice, Geoghegan, and Goss. Geoff’s driving career spanned more than three decades. He participated in the Great Race at Bathurst for 23 years in a row, starting in anything from a Mini to a Camaro and lining up on the grid at Mt. Panorama each time.