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.
Bathurst 1987: That Old Brocky Magic
Another from the vault - and a clip from what turn out (eventually) to be
Peter Brock's ninth and last Bathurst win. Coming home third on the day,
the "winning" and "second place" Eggenberger Texaco Ford Sierra's were
firstly cleared of having illegal fuel by the Tuesday after the race, but
found to have illegally modified wheel arches and associated body work to
allow them to run larger tyres on their cars. It took until June 1988, but
Brock was declared the winner - but in this sequence in the rain in the
closing laps of the race, we are reminded just how good the man was.
Absolutely superlative car control, mixed with the happy-go-lucky mind of
the man. Pure Brock magic!
Brock Returns to Holden
After three years away - one with BMW, and two with Ford, between 1988 and
1990 - Peter Brock returned to Holden in partnership with his old team-mate
and engineer, Larry Perkins. Here's a segment produced by Neil Crompton to
usher in the new team for 1991.
1979 Bathurst Peter Brock's Hardies Hero Lap (Super100mph)
Rare footage from our 1979 pre-race build up footage which was the end of
an era, Peter Brock's last year at Bathurst with the A9X two door Torana,
he was simply uncatchable! Plus a tribute to Ivan Stibbard ARDC who
garnered an impeccable reputation as the chief administrator of Australia's
greatest motor race, the Bathurst 1000 with a rare interview with none
other than . http://www.speedcafe.com/2014/01/21/vale-ivan-stibbard/
Motor racing is an international language.
1972 Bathurst Hardie Ferodo 500 Peter Brock's First Win
Another classic from the Colin Bond Collection, produced by Channel 7 for
Castrol Oils. Re-live the first victory for Peter Brock at the mountain.
Classic footage, enjoy!
The Armstrong 500 (1965)
The 1965 Armstrong 500 was the sixth running of the Bathurst 500 touring
car race. Held at Mount Panorama Circuit, watch the (soon to be) legendary
Barry Seton with Midge Bosworth drive their Ford Cortina Mk1 GT500 to
victory, then drive it home afterwards!
All credit to the original owners.
Motor sport is an international language.