Ed Leavens

Inducted 1997 – Competitor – Road Racing


Ed Leavens of London, Ont., an extremely successful sports car racer from 1955 to 1962, also competed with Stirling Moss, Bruce McLaren and other notables of the day at Sebring for the BMC factory team in 1959, ’60 and ’61. In 1959, he helped set two land speed records for Austin Healey at Bonneville. He was factory driver for both BMC Canada and for Gorries Chevrolet (Corvettes), driving the latter to victory in the first race ever at Green Acres in 1957.