Friday, September 08, 2006

Peter Brock 05 RIP


It is sad to see that my favorite Australian motor racer Peter Brock has passed on after a vehicle accident. Brock was participating in a rally in Western Australia when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree.

I always enjoyed watching Brock kick ass in the 05 Holden's at Bathurst.

Peter Brock's adoption of the number 05 was to highlight the Victorian Governments 05 blood alcohol limit to the public. So from 1975, Brock maintained 05 as his car number even when as Australian Touring Car Champion, he was entitled to use the number one.

He raced Fords for a short period and also raced Volvo, but he will best be remembered as the King of Mount Panarama in the 05 Holden's.

One word.... Bugger.

The guy was a legend.

9 comments:

B.C.A. said...

im sorry to say but he is no legend compared to Micheal Shumacher. haha no one is

-B.C.A.

Rob Good said...

Well you are not educated in Australasian motor racing then are you?

B.C.A. said...

Only one type of racing. . . . . .FORMULA 1. . . . . . . . .

-B.C.A.

Rob Good said...

You should be at work earning money for your trip to NZ.

Mike J. Stark said...

My dad was GM of ENZED (think that's the right spelling) Anyway he orchastrated the sponsourship one year in the early 80's on Brock and his crew.
An absolute legend and will be missed by all.

Rob Good said...

I agree Mikee..... I hope you brought that 1985 Holden Commodore Vk Group A Brock? That would be a good car for kiwicarlovers.blogspot.com hmmm

Rymann said...

Aw man I didn't know Brocky died.
As a little kid growing up in Oz, I remember spending all day watching the James Hardie 1000 every year it was on.
Remember he used to talk to the commentators on the radio as he raced? He always sounded so relaxed.
Brock was a genuine bloke you could sit down and have a beer with.
Schumacher, well, doesn't he seem like the kid in school you always wanted to beat the crap out of?

Rob Good said...

Yes Rymann, there is no doubt..... I still have an original poster at home in NZ of the 84 James Hardie 1000.

B.C.A. said...

theres nothing wrong with schumacher and i guess i am not as old as you guys and am not educated in austrailian motor sports.

-B.C.A.