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!
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
Glen Seton v Godzilla
Glen Seton dices with Jim Richards in his Nissan Skyline GTR at Bathurst
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.
Nissan GTR R32 Storms to the lead, Bathurst 1990
This is the moment when the Nissan Skyline GTR R32 unleashed its potential
on the world & became "Godzilla" living long in the memory of us all who
witnessed it live.
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