Hugus started racing in 1952. Between 1956 and 1966 he drove at Le Mans every year, finishing in the top 10 five times. In 1957 he took a class class win with De Beaufort. In 1965 Hugus was a reserve driver for the Ferrari 250LM of Maston Gregory and Rindt that won the race. Ed maintained that he took the wheel for two hours in the middle of the race but it was never recorded.
Ed Hugus died 14 years ago, he was 83 , He would have been 97.