Peter Geoffrey Brock AM (26 February 1945 - 8 September 2006) otherwise 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 closely associated with Holden for almost 40 years. He won the Bathurst 1000 endurance race nine times, the Sandown 500 touring car race nine times and the Australian Touring Car Championship three times.
Brock's business activities included the Holden Dealer Team (HDT) that produced Brock's racing machines as well as a number of modified high-performance road versions of his racing cars.
Brock was born in the Victorian country town of Hurstbridge and continued to live there throughout his life.
He attended Eltham High School. His first car was an Austin 7 that he bought for £5 (A$10). His driving skill improved greatly at this point of his life because the car didn't have brakes (or a body, which was removed with his father's axe). He ended up trying to stop the car by sliding and anticipating the line.
PERTH, Australia (AP) - Peter Brock, one of Australia's most successful and well-known race car drivers, died Friday in an accident during a rally in Western Australia state.
Sky News reported Brock crashed into a tree while competing in the Targa West Rally.
The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport released a statement confirming Brock's death.
"With great sadness, CAMS advises that Peter Brock, Australian motor racing legend, has today died in an accident during Targa West, a tarmac special stage rally being conducted near Perth, Western Australia,"the statement read.
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