Ashley Cooper and Mark Porter Fatal Crash Tributes
Ashley Alan Cooper (11 July 1980 25 February 2008) Cooper suffered severe
head and internal injuries after crashing his Holden VZ Commodore into a
guard rail at over 200 km/h during the Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series race at
the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide on 23 February 2008 - subsequently causing his
Mark "Didley" Porter (2 October 1974 - 8 October 2006) On October 6, 2006,
during Bathurst 1000, Porter lost control of his car at Sulman Park at
nearly 200 km/h. He stalled in the middle of the track. David Clark, in an
effort to avoid the stalled Porter, slid his car sideways whilst travelling
at high speed. Porter died later in hospital with serious head and chest
Song: David Oistrakh, Debussy - Clair de lune
Denny Hulme - The Simplest of Things Can Take Away...
Denny Hulme died during the 1992 Tooheys 1000 from Bathurst. He suffered a
heart attack at the wheel of his BMW M3, and was pronounced dead at
Denny was one of my heroes, and it was heartbreaking to watch his life end,
live on television in front of my eyes.
I post this video to remind everyone, that even the simplest of things in a
motor vehicle can be life threatening.
Make sure your health is good. Make sure you are not tired. Make sure you
are concentrating. Keep drugs and alcohol out of your system.
Denny had reported on the radio that he wasn't feeling well, but he pushed
on - and we lost a champion.
Be safe - on track, or on the road.
Greg Moore's Fatal Crash (FONTANA 1999)
This video contains a fatal crash.
Afther the first caution flag due to RICHIE HEARN crash this race was
restarted at the lap 10 whit MICHAEL ANDRETTI in 1st, JUAN PABLO MONTOYA
2nd and MAX PAPIS in 3rd, meanwhile they three were crossing in the turn 3,
suddendly the TV camera changes the view and shows a PLAYER'S FORSHYTE's
car flying and crash very violent, no one knowed if was GREG or PATRICK
until the camera changes the view again and shows PATRICK CARPENTIER's car
on the racetrack.
GREG MOORE was transportated to the LOMA LINDA HOSPITAL where he was
pronounced death due to masive head internal injuries.
Bathurst 1972 Hardie Ferodo 500
Here is an old Bathurst 1972 500 special. This is the race that started
the Peter Brock legend and the first Torana win in the mighty 6 cylinder
GTR XU-1. It was later called Bathurst 1000 when they changed to
Ashley Cooper Adelaide 2008 fatal car accident - v8 supercar race
Cooper died from severe head and internal injuries after a high speed
racing accident.Preliminary investigation suggests that his car may have
clipped a guard rail at over 200 km/h at the Clipsal 500 meeting in
Cooper began his racing career in 1998 driving Holden HQ sedans. Leading
the 2005 Commodore Cup championship for most of the year, Cooper finished
fourth at the final round at Eastern Creek Raceway. In 2006, Cooper was
crowned V8 Utes Rookie of the Year. He competed in three rounds of the 2007
Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series, with a top 15 finish at Queensland Raceway.
Cooper suffered severe head and internal injuries after crashing his Holden
VZ Commodore into a guard rail at over 200 km/h during the Fujitsu V8
Supercars Series race at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide on 23 February 2008.
Cooper had been given emergency medical treatment trackside from medical
teams, including Dr Bill Griggs, who performed a tracheotomy to assist with
Cooper's breathing. Cooper was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital by
ambulance and was put on life support. He died two days later, at the age
of 27. A registered organ donor, Cooper's heart, lungs, kidneys, pancreas
and liver have been donated to seven people, including a six-year-old
Tribute to Peter Brock
I have seen many great tributes to Peter Brock and have been meaning for
some time to put together one of my own, and here it is finally. Yes, my
blood runs blue, I am a die hard Ford fan, but Peter did what no other
driver has ever been able to do - he brought together Holden and Ford fans,
united in grief at his loss. Please feel free to rate and comment but
derogatory comments will be deleted immediately so don't bother.
Background music is "Is this the end" by Creed and no I don't own the
copyright to the music or any pictures, but they have been used simply to
honour this truly great individual.