Grant Steers, Australian auto racing team manager, Died at 60


Grant Steers died on November 3, 2015 in Melbourne.

He was the former Holden identity who was involved in several decades of the car maker’s journey in Australian motor racing.

Grant had been a sufferer of Type 1 diabetes and had been on kidney dialysis treatment.

He had started his career in the mailroom at Holden in 1969 and held various mid to senior level management positions.

His last role before retiring early last decade was liaison between the Holden Racing Team and Holden Special Vehicles

Grant had formed strong bonds with several drivers including Larry Perkins.

He had maintained contact with current Holden Motorsport boss Simon McNamara and had been particularly touched by Craig Lowndes’ sixth Bathurst 1000 win last month.

Grant was also known to have taken great delight from Jack Perkins’ maiden V8 Supercars win alongside James Courtney at the Castrol Gold Coast 600 recently.

Grant passed away at age 60 in November 2015.