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September 2006
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Peter Geoffrey Brock
Peter Geoffrey Brock
26th Feb. 1945 - 8th Sept. 2006

 

Peter Brock - Official Home Page
Peters official page
http://peterbrock.com.au/

 

Australian Motor Sport Legend, The "King of the Mountain" dies

R.I.P. Peter Brock (26th Feb. 1945 - 08th Sept. 2006)

Peter Brock, A.K.A "Peter Perfect" was killed Friday after crashing during the Targa West Tarmac Rally in Western Australia.

Peter Brock, 61 and his co-driver Mick Hone were driving a Daytona Coupe through the town of Gidgegannup, 40 km east of Perth when Brock lost control of the vehicle coming out of a hairpin turn, and hit a tree. It is believed that Brock was killed instantly in the crash. Hone was injured but conscious when medical crews removed him from the vehicle and is in a stable condition at Swan Districts Hospital.

Brock won the nation's most prestigious motor race, the Bathurst 1000 held at Mt. Panorama, a record nine times driving Holden cars. The most famous of those victories was in 1979 when Brock won by a race record of six laps and fans lovingly nicknamed Brock "King of the Mountain" and "Peter Perfect".

Peter also won the Sandown 500 touring car race nine times and the Australian Touring Car Championship three times. In his career he achieved more pole positions than any other driver in the history of the sport, and throughout most of his carreer he drove with the famous number 05 on his cars.

Peter Brock, 61, is survived by his three children, James, Robert and Alexandra. He separated from his wife, Beverly, last year after nearly 28 years together.

Peter Brock's state funeral is set to be held early next week in one of Australia's most famous churches, St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne.

Farewell 'Brocky' 05 - You have run your last race, but will not be forgotton.


Update 11 September 2006
Mick Hone has been released from hospital. Messages to Mick can be sent to : imports@mickhone.com.au

Update 18 September 2006

Melbourne State Funeral for Brock

 

 
Peter Brock's Daytona Coupe, taken the day before he died. Photo taken by Ross Smith
Peter Brock's Daytona Coupe. Photographed the day before he died. Photo by Ross Smith. Wikipedia Link.

A young Peter Brock
AC Delco add in the Racing Car News - 1979

Brock in his glory days

 

advertisment - Australian Realty Network
AustralianRealty.net

 

Peter Brock - in the NEWS 20 September 2006

Brock loved a good joke, friend recalls
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand -
SYDNEY: Racing car driver Peter Brock loved a joke and could take one as well, his friend Neil Crompton told Brock's funeral service in Melbourne yesterday. ...
Legend's last lap
Advertiser Adelaide, Australia -
MOTOR racing fans from across Australia yesterday joined dignitaries and celebrities to farewell people's champion Peter Brock at his state funeral. ...
Fans' pilgrimage to the mountain
The Australian, Australia -
AS Peter Brock was being farewelled in his hometown of Melbourne yesterday, more than 1000 fans travelled to his spiritual home in Bathurst, remembering the ...
Hero, and a man of the ordinary people
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia -
WE came to Melbourne yesterday to say goodbye to Brocky, the legend whom we loved. We came by train and tram and car, from near and very far away. ...
Brock's women united in grief
NEWS.com.au, Australia -
RACING legend Peter Brock yesterday was farewelled by fans, friends and the women he loved in a state funeral in Melbourne. Brock's ...
Brock's two loves unite in grief
The Australian, Australia -
AS his casket was carried from the cathedral, Peter Brock's two lovers walked behind it, separated by the cathedral's precentor. ...
Homage to Peter the Great
NEWS.com.au, Australia -
Thousands of mourners inside and outside St Paul's Cathedral heard several tributes to Brock, but none were more moving than that from daughter Alexandra. ...
Family and fans salute King of the Mountain
The Australian, Australia -
MOTOR racing legend Peter Brock has been lauded at his state funeral as a man who rose from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of his sport. ...
Uplifting moments reign, sorrow fails to dominate
The Age, Australia -
PETER Brock hated funerals. But family and friends of the motor racing legend were adamant he would have enjoyed his own, with thousands ...
Thousands applaud last drive of hero
The Age, Australia -
Peter Brock s daughter, Alexandra, with a racing helmet, near the front of the church after the funeral service. PETER Brock's last ...
Not Peter Perfect, just the dad I love
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia -
The women in his life ... Bev Brock and his partner at the time of his death, Julie Bamford, follow his coffin from the church yesterday. ...
Racing a Holden in heaven
Daily Telegraph, Australia -
By Mike Hedge and John Hamilton. A MEMBER of the official party foolishly arrived at Peter Brock's funeral yesterday in a GT Falcon. ...
Fans' tribute to Brocky
Daily Telegraph, Australia -
By Jacqueline Freegard. A SEA of red and white-clad Holden fans filled the streets yesterday, with thousands turning out to watch ...
Thousands turn out for Brock
TVNZ, New Zealand -
There was as much Holden red as funeral black on show as Peter Brock was laid to rest in Melbourne. Hundreds of Brock's diehard ...
Brock's family thanks fans
ABC Online, Australia -
Members of Peter Brock's family have thanked fans for attending a state funeral for the motor racing champion in Melbourne. Several ...
Australian motor racing great Peter Brock farewelled at state ...
International Herald Tribune, France -
MELBOURNE, Australia Australian motor racing great Peter Brock was remembered as a "straight-shooter" and a "good bloke" at a state funeral in Melbourne on ...
Final goodbye for motor sport legend
The Age, Australia -
His friends farewelled a man they knew as a great bloke, a great mate, a great Australian and a very good driver. But it was his ...
Fans race to Bathurst for Brock memorial
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia -
By David Dixon. TREVOR Vandenberg travelled from Newcastle to join more than 1000 race fans who crowded Pit Lane at Mount Panorama ...
Australia holds state funeral for motor racing legend Peter Brock
People's Daily Online, China -
A state funeral was held Tuesday for Australia's motor racing legend Peter Brock who died in a crash. The 61-year-old was killed ...
Tears, tributes for Peter Brock
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand -
Over 5,000 mourners have packed Melbourne's city centre to bid an emotional farewell to motor racing legend Peter Brock at his state funeral today. ...
Brock funeral begins in Melbourne
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand -
The 61-year-old died on September 8 when his car hit a tree during the Targa West rally near Perth. Thousands of people, including ...
City stops for Brock state funeral
NEWS.com.au, Australia -
By Nick Higginbottom. THOUSANDS of people lined the streets outside the city's St Paul's Cathedral this morning hoping to gain entry ...
Brock farewelled at state funeral
The Age, Australia -
Motor racing legend Peter Brock has been lauded at his state funeral as a man who rose from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of his sport. ...
Tributes flow at Brock funeral
ABC Online, Australia -
Family members and friends have paid tribute to motor racing champion Peter Brock at a state funeral in Melbourne. Thousands of ...
Brock 'hated funerals': Compton
The Australian, Australia -
RACE commentator and former touring car driver Neil Compton said Brock didn't like funerals. "Peter absolutely hated funerals and ...
RIP 'Peter perfect'
The Age, Australia -
Nathan Adams quit a job in hospitality and flew to Melbourne from Adelaide for racing driver Peter Brock's state funeral. "I just ...
Fans witness Brock's last lap
The Age, Australia -
Several hundred Peter Brock fans are queuing outside St Paul's Anglican Cathedral for his state funeral. Brock's family arrived ...
Thousands gather to farewell 'Brocky'
The Australian, Australia -
By staff writers. FANS of Peter Brock began gathering in inner Melbourne as early as 8am (AEST) this morning to pay their respects ...
Fans gather to farewell King of the Mountain
The Australian, Australia -
HOLDEN'S trademark red and black was dotted among the crowd of motor sports fans and others who turned out today for the state funeral of motor racing legend ...
Masses to watch Brock's last drive
The Age, Australia -
Motor racing hero Peter Brock's coffin has arrived at St Paul's Anglican Cathedral ahead of his state funeral this morning. Brock's ...
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