A man who meant, and still means, so much to so many. A racing star, adored and admired by fans from all walks of life. A brother … a son … a husband … a father ... Ambassador … philosopher … artist … road safety advocate … Olympic athlete liaison … footy fan, and so much more. In racing, his victories at Bathurst remain his lasting legacy. But no artist can create a masterpiece without a brush and canvas.
In Brock’s case the brushes were some of the most revered race cars in Australian motorsport … the canvas a special ribbon of bitumen around Mount Panorama. Brock and Bathurst. Bathurst and Brock. You can’t have one without the other. His unparalleled nine wins in Australia’s greatest motor race remains the benchmark for all those who tackle the Mountain. He took motor racing to the mainstream. You didn’t have to follow the sport intently to know the name Peter Brock or the number zero five. He was a rock star, larger than life, a constant presence on your TV screen.
His was a life lived large. Peter Brock is, and will forever be, an icon of Australian sport. The memories. The moments. The machines. This is the Brock Collection, where his legacy and history lives on. A showcase of Peter Brock’s racing history put together and curated by Brock’s mate Peter Champion who built his museum in Yeppoon, QLD a showcase of all things Brock. Cars from the very beginning of Brock’s driving life appear with everything from a creation of his Austin 7 ‘paddock bomb’ to the last car Brock campaigned full time in 1997, along with several Targa cars and other notable highlights from a career that seemingly contained nothing but.
Brock’s Holden Dealer Team 1984 HDT ‘Big Banger’ VK Commodore is no doubt one of the stand-out cars on offer from his illustrious Bathurst career. Along with the 1982/1983 Bathurst-Winning HDT VH Commodore SS which Peter Brock achieved something special at Bathurst in that no other car had done - this particular HDT VH Commodore SS wrote its place in Bathurst history as the first car to win the race twice, taking honours in both the 1982 and 1983 James Hardie 1000s. Lloyds Auctions are offering The Brock Collection for auction with bids starting online at one dollar with the hammer down sale scheduled to commence on Bathurst race weekend, Saturday night 6th October.
With such an iconic gathering of cars the interest will be huge with thousands of people expected to pass through the doors on auction day for what could possibly be the very last time these cars will be seen together in one place as a complete set.
View Lots & Bid here: https://www.lloydsonline.com.au/AuctionLots.aspx?smode=0&aid=9838&pgn=1&pgs=100