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Peter Brock : Feb 2014
Peter Brock : Feb 2014

Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Sandra Brown

A monument commemorates motor racing icon Peter Brock.   The monument is a four-metre-tall bronze sculpture depicting the "King of the Mountain's" landmark 1984 win, standing atop his VK Commodore.

Peter Geoffrey Brock AM also known as "Peter Perfect", "The King of the Mountain" or simply as "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 and was inducted into the V8 Supercar Hall of Fame in 2001.

On the 8th September 2006, while driving in the Targa West '06 rally, Brock was 3 kilometres from the finish of the second stage of the race at Gidgegannup, about 40 kilometres from Perth, Western Australia when he skidded off a downhill left-hand bend on Clenton Road and hit a tree. 61-year-old Brock was killed instantly and his co-driver, Mick Hone, was taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Location

Address:Murray Corner, Mount Panorama, National Motor Racing Museum, Bathurst, 2795
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.43975
Long: 149.561306
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Approx. Event End Date:
Monument Designer:Julie Squires

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 9th October, 2008
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Peter Brock`s Bathurst Wins

1972 GTR Xu-1 Torana    1982 VH Commodore
1975 L34 Torana               
1983 VH Commodore
1978 A9X Torana             1984 VK Commodore
1979 A9X Torana             1987 VL Commodore
1980 VC Commodore       
2003 Monaro 24-Hour Race
 

Source: MA
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