Lex Davison

Lex Davison

12/2/1923 - 20/2/1965

Lex Davison, racing driver, businessman, husband, father and raconteur, was a larger than life character, who had taken on "legendary' status prior to his tragic death at the wheel of his Brabham racing car at Sandown Park in February 1965, whilst contesting the international Tasman series. Lex Davison still remains the only driver to have won four Australian Grand Prix. This is backed up by three Australian Hillclimb championships, the original winner of the Australian Gold Star, Around Australia rallies and legendary performances at the wheel of the massive Ford Galaxie. Lex also competed overseas in racing and touring car events in England, the famous Le Mans 24 hour race, and took the first Holden overseas to compete in the 1953 Monte Carlo Rally. Lex also drove the famous "Bluebird", and provided great support to Donald Campbell during the land speed record attempt. Away from the track Lex developed extensive interests in business, farming and property, along with a keen interest in Australian art, yet still found time for his large family.

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