Peter Geoffrey Brock, otherwise known as “Peter Perfect”, “The King of the Mountain”, or simply “Brocky”, was one of Australia’s best-known and most successful motor racing drivers. Brock was most often associated with Holden for almost 40 years, although he raced vehicles of other manufacturers including BMW, Ford, Volvo, Porsche and Peugeot. He won the Bathurst 1000 endurance race nine times, the Sandown 500 touring car race nine times, the Australian Touring Car Championship three times, the Bathurst 24 Hour once and was inducted into the V8 Supercars Hall of Fame in 2001. Brock’s business activities included the Holden Dealer Team that produced Brock’s racing machines as well as a number of modified high-performance road versions of his racing cars.
|Born:||Peter Geoffrey Brock, February 26, 1945, Richmond, Victoria, Australia|
|Died:||September 8, 2006, Gidgegannup, Western Australia, Australia|
|Known for:||Racing driver|
|Partner(s):||Beverly Brock (1978–2005), Julie Bamford|
|Relatives:||Lewis Brock (brother), Phil Brock (brother)|
About Peter Brock
One of Australia’s most famous motor racing drivers, he was a 9-time Bathurst 1000 winner, and a 9-time Sandown 500 winner.
He was a Private in the Australian Army during the mid-60’s.
He went by a variety of nicknames, including The King of the Mountain, Peter Perfect, Brocky, and The Bradman of Bathurst.
He had a 28-year relationship with Bev McIntosh.
His nickname The Bradman of Bathurst was inspired by record-breaking cricketer Donald Bradman.
Information related to Peter Brock
- http://www.gofundraise.com.au/beneficiary/PeterBrockFoundation Peter Brock Foundation
- http://www.bathurst-nsw.com/PeterBrock.html NSW Government tourism website tribute
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