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Les Leston, Goodwood Revival, 2008. Copyright David Hayhoe, 2009. Used with permission.

Les Leston, Goodwood Revival, 2008. Copyright David Hayhoe, 2009. Used with permission.

Born:

16 Dec 1920
Bulwell, Nottingham

Died:

13 May 2012
Eastbourne, East Sussex

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

2 (1956-1957)

Died in 2012 after years of battling ill-health. As well as racing, he developed his hugely successful racewear business. Until recent poor health, he attended a number of historic festivals, although he managed a surprise appearance at Goodwood in 2008. Leston as a driver was a star in Formula 3 as well as racing in libre racing, sportscars and saloons, as well as rallying. His was a long career, starting in 1948 and then finishing, after a few breaks to concentrate on business, in 1973 in Production Saloon racing.

Biography last updated 22 Sep 2014