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.