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Edward James Hugus (30 June 1923-29 June 2006) was an American racing driver.

Cobra dealerEdit

Hugus was the first Shelby Cobra dealer.[1]

Racing careerEdit

1957 Venezuelan Grand PrixEdit

Hugus won his class at the 1957 Venezuelan Grand Prix.[2]

24 Hours of Le MansEdit

Hugus won his class at the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans.[2]

In the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans, Hugus is not officially credited as a winner, but legend continues that was a co-driver of the winning car.[3]

Overall, he raced at Le Mans for 10 consecutive years.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Hugus was a veteran of World War II.[5]


  1. ^ Gilad, Yoav (19 May 2014). "The Unconfirmed True Story of Ferrari's Last Le Mans Win".
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  4. ^ "Obituary for Le Mans Winner Ed Hugus - Sports Car Market". 17 July 2006.
  5. ^ Goodwin, Carl (21 July 2011). "They Started in MGs: Profiles of Sports Car Racers of the 1950s". McFarland – via Google Books.