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 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 kilometres.
A9X Nationals Queensland Raceway
Footage from the A9X Nationals at Queensland Raceway Sept 07. Features the 1979 Bathurst winning Brock/Richards 05 car, Janson/Perkins 19 Car and Rockets Jane/Geoghegan replica.
"End of an Era" Bathurst 1979
"End of an Era"
The James Hardie Ferodo 1000 at Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, 1979.
This was digitised from an ancient Pioneer DiscoVision disk and player. These were installed in various GMH (Holden) dealerships during the 1980's to play the videos as promotion for the Holden cars. Please excuse any lipsync issues, the disk has severe laser rot and I was lucky to get enough video to splice together to make one complete version.
Its a very 'Holden' view of the race. Check out the cool Ford Falcon Hardtops though! And yes I am biased I did have one after all!
A nice piece of Aussie history!