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hav_lova
09-08-2006, 09:15 AM
Peter Brock killed in race accident
By 7News


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Nine-times Bathurst 1000 winner and Australian motor racing legend Peter Brock has been killed while competing in the Targa West Tarmac Rally in Western Australia.
Brock was partnered by Mick Hone in the race and they were competing in a Daytona Coupe.

The West Australian Police Major Crash Squad has confirmed the car collided with a tree after going off a road near Gidgegannup, in Perth's north-east.

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) said the accident occurred at approximately 11:50am (WST).

CAMS will conduct a full investigation into the incident and at the moment event officials are working with relevant civil authorities.

The Targa West Rally began in Perth yesterday and takes place over four days and is divided into two categories - competition and challenge. ADVERTISEMENT



Brock was born in Melbourne in 1945 and dominated Australian motor sport for the past three decades.

His great-great-uncle, Henry James, was a founder of the RACV and organised Australia's first motor sport event - the 1905 Sydney to Melbourne reliability trial.

In 1969, the manager of the newly formed Holden Dealer Team, Harry Firth, gave Brock his break with an offer to drive at Bathurst in a Monaro GTS 350.

Brock won his first Bathurst title in 1972 driving solo in a Torana XU1.

He was nicknamed "Peter Perfect" and later became known as the "King of the Mountain" after his success in the endurance races at Bathurst.

In 1997, Brock retired from full-time V8 Supercar racing and launched the Peter Brock Foundation, which provides support to a wide range of community programs.

He is survived by his three children.

RIP Brocky

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iMARC
09-08-2006, 11:05 AM
damn!!!
i only say: "live fast , die young!"
that happens when u live over the limit...
most time i really hat those rules on motorsports to make it saver like cars today are slower in races but when sth like this happens im happy about them becuz they often save lifes IMO
but in those old car series ... perhaps its more fun racing but it allso is more dangerous!

cheers

bilsta
09-08-2006, 11:56 AM
damn so many people dying now!!!

hav_lova
09-08-2006, 09:36 PM
damn!!!
i only say: "live fast , die young!"
that happens when u live over the limit...
most time i really hat those rules on motorsports to make it saver like cars today are slower in races but when sth like this happens im happy about them becuz they often save lifes IMO
but in those old car series ... perhaps its more fun racing but it allso is more dangerous!

cheers

It wasn't an old car series that was a modern car, it was just based on an old car.

v8_king
09-08-2006, 09:59 PM
its ridicilous, two aussie icons in a week. a terrible time for australia. RIP Brocky

VipFREAK
09-09-2006, 01:59 AM
That sucks... R.I.P. :(