Peter Geoffrey Brock,
AM (26 February 1945 – 8 September 2006) otherwise known as “Peter Perfect”, “The King of the Mountain” or simply as “Brocky” was one of Australia’s best-known and most successful Motor racing drivers. Brock was most often associated with Holden for almost 40 years, although he raced vehicles of other manufacturers including BMW, Ford, Volvo, Porsche and Peugeot. He won the Bathurst endurance race nine times, the Sandown 500 touring car race nine times, the Australian Touring Car Championship three times, the Bathurst 24 Hour once and was inducted into the V8 Supercar Hall of Fame in 2001. Brock’s business activities included the Holden Dealer Team HDT) that produced Brock’s racing machines as well as a number of modified high-performance road versions of his racing cars.
Standing in community
As the lead driver for the Holden Dealer Team in a succession of both 6 and 8 cylinder Holden Torana’s and later, V8 Commodores the smooth-talking clean-cut Brock became a household name that transcended motor racing as he emerged to be one of the best-known modern Australia and New Zealand racing drivers, spoken of with the same reverence as Formula One World Champions Jack Brabham, Alan Jones and Denny Hulme.
Brock and the Holden Dealer Team worked in partnership, with full factory approval and assistance, to produce a number of high-performance modifications to the Commodores under existing CAMS Group C regulations from 1980 to 1987. Some of these were HDT ” homologation specials”, one step away from race cars. It was around this time that Brock began his run of six Bathurst 1000 wins in seven years with a pair of hat trick wins from 1978-80 (with Jim Richards) and 1982-84 (with Larry Perkins and John Harvey), including his record breaking six-lap victory with in the 1979 event.
In honour of his achievements and in recognition of his contribution to Australian motorsport, the Bathurst 1000 winner’s trophy now carries his name.
See Wikipedia, Peter Brock, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Brock (describing information about Peter Brock) (as of May. 31, 2012, 00:15 GMT).
The name Peter Brock
is synonymous with Australian Motor Sport. His skill behind the wheel plus his determination to exceed won him a legion of adoring fans, the respect of his fellow drivers, with career highlights including three Australian Touring Car Championships and an amazing nine Bathurst wins.
Since his untimely death in 2006, Peter’s legacy has not be forgotten, as Peter was not only known as a Motor Sport champion but a icon of Australia, Peter was seen as a ‘people’s champion’ and his popularity has grown as a new generation has learnt about what Peter has given to the community. No other Australian Motor Sport personality has produced a legion of fanatic fans that want to remember Peter, from dedicated Car Clubs, Yearly Memorial Events to Large Online Forums that boast active numbers in the 1000’s, it’s Peter’s loyal fans that won’t let his legacy be forgotten.
The mention of his name to a Brocky fan, brings a range of emotions, stories and memories that in time past has reignited passion in Peter’s legacy. We at Marathon Drive Pty Ltd are proud to present a diverse range of official licensed products that feature Peter Brock’s racing career achievements that are directed at Peter’s enormous legion of loyal fans searching for official memorabilia and merchandise that benefit his legacy and that of The Estate of Peter G Brock.
A message from The Estate of Peter G Brock:
At last there is a genuine licensing program of Authentic Merchandise & Memorabilia being launched that will enable Peter Brock supporters and fans to honour his enormous contribution to both MotorSport and the broader community. The Brock family gives this program its full endorsement adding to each product sold the “Authentic Brock Merchandise” stamp ensuring that each product is 100% approved and reflects the “Intellectual Property of the family.”
– Beverley Brock
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