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Peter Brock Dead?

September 8th, 2006 at 03:07pm

Original Story 3:07pm
2CC have just broken the news (citing Sky News as a source) that motor racing legend Peter Brock has been killed in a racing accident.

More news as it comes to hand.

Samuel

Update: 3:13pm
Still unconfirmed, but more details, apparently the car hit a tree and knocked it down. Brock had a co-driver, condition unknown.
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Update: 3:30pm
2CC news is reporting that police have confirmed the death. News conference shortly.
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Update: 4:06pm
Looks like it is all confirmed now…I do have to wonder what will happen to the “have lunch with Peter Brock” competition that some shed company has been running during their television advertisements…I hope they pull the ads quick smart.

2CC’s 4PM news confirmed beyond all reasonable doubt that Peter Brock has died in a single vehicle accident and his co-driver is in a stable condition. I’ll let news.com.au fill in the other details (I just wish they would stop using the 3:05pm timestamp on their article…their first note appeared at 3:07, and the latest update was much later than that.

MOTOR racing champion driver Peter Brock has been killed in a racing accident in Western Australia.

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) said in a statement the accident occurred at about 1.50pm (AEST).

Sixty-one-year-old Brock’s co-driver, believed to Mick Hone, has been taken to hospital in a stable condition. CAMS said it will conduct a full investigation into the incident.

In the meantime, CAMS and event officials are working with the relevant civil authorities.

“On behalf of the motor sport community, CAMS offers its sincere sympathy to Peter’s family and many friends,” the statement said.

Targa West is a tarmac special stage rally.

Brock was a dominant figure in Australian motor sport, winning the Bathurst 1000, Australia’s most prominent domestic motorsport event, a total of nine times through the 1970s and 80s.

He won six Bathurst 1000 wins in seven years, including his victory in the 1979 event, which he won by a record six laps.

He retired from full-time driving in 1997.

Since 1997, he had made two return visits to Bathurst in 2002 and 2004 and returned to top-level touring car racing as a team owner of “Team Brock” in 2002 in the V8 Supercar category.

A year later he sold his share in the team to Kees Weel.

In recent years, he occasionally competed in various motorsport events such as the Targa Tasmania.

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9 Comments

  • 1. John B1_B5  |  September 8th, 2006 at 7:00 pm

    My condolences to the Brock family. John B1_B5 ( alias John Brock).

  • 2. John B1_B5  |  September 8th, 2006 at 7:56 pm

    PS – Not related to Peter Brock .

  • 3. Chuck A. Spear  |  September 9th, 2006 at 4:45 am

    End of the road I guess.

  • 4. John B1_B5  |  September 9th, 2006 at 6:36 pm

    Other nicknames [besides John Brock] include –

    John Barnes
    John Bernstein
    John Bishop
    John Beatty
    John Butler
    John Bennett
    John Barrett
    John Bailey
    John Baker

  • 5. Samuel  |  September 9th, 2006 at 6:59 pm

    I notice John Beatty in there…which somehow leads me to the question, how do you think Peter Beattie will fare in the Queensland election tonight John?

  • 6. John B1_B5  |  September 9th, 2006 at 8:36 pm

    I guess he’ll probably win Samuel.

  • 7. John B1_B5  |  September 10th, 2006 at 8:38 am

    Word on the street is that it was a ‘landslide’ victory.

  • 8. John B1_B5  |  September 10th, 2006 at 9:12 am

    And word around town (in Brisbane) is that Peter Beattie was observed doing a highland jig as he sang “Things sure are great in the Sunshine State” ……

  • 9. John B1_B5  |  September 12th, 2006 at 1:45 pm

    Other nicknames include –
    John Bracks
    John Brady
    John Bradley
    John Brown
    John Bowman
    John Booth
    John Bosch
    John Braddock
    John Brinkmeyer
    John Brockovich


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