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Peter Brock - Bathurst 2006

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Memorial Trophy And Champions Lap To Honour Peter Brock

A perpetual ‘Peter Brock Trophy’ will be awarded to the winners of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and a flowing tribute to the legend of Australian motor sport featuring many of his winning cars along with his co-drivers will be held before this year’s iconic Australian race begins.

V8 Supercars Australia will dedicate the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 to Peter Brock with the permanent trophy that all drivers will aspire to win and walk in the footsteps of the great man. It will be etched with the words Peter Brock Trophy and underscored with ‘King of the Mountain’.

A designer is being commissioned to create the trophy for this year’s event after which the inaugural winners’ names will be inscribed.

The front row of the starting grid in 2006 will also be left vacant as a dedication to his achievements at Mount Panorama. Brock still holds the record for the most pole positions with six starts from number one on the grid.

All V8 Supercars competing at the event will also be supplied with 05 decals, the number that Peter Brock raced in that was retired by the sport in 1997, to apply to their cars.

“This is a great honour for our family and we deeply appreciate it,” said Lewis Brock, brother of the great racer.

The Peter Brock trophy will be the culmination of a day that will celebrate the life of Peter Brock. Race day will begin with an extensive tribute at the place, Mount Panorama, where the Peter Brock legend was fashioned.

“We want to do what we feel is most appropriate and with the full support of Peter’s family,” V8 Supercars Australia Chairman Tony Cochrane said.

“One of the things that we are very conscious of is that Peter would not have wanted any changes made to the format of the Great Race as first and foremost he was a fierce competitor.

“By naming the trophy we forever honour his name. I dare say that no-one will ever match his record at Mount Panorama so there is no more fitting tribute than for the winners of the race to be afforded the honour.”

V8 Supercars Australia is attempting to source as many of the cars that Peter Brock won with on the mountain for a Champions Lap of Honour.

It is hoped the cars will be driven by Peter Brock’s son James, former co-drivers Brian Sampson, Jim Richards, Larry Perkins, John Harvey, David Parsons and Peter McLeod, based on their availability.

Present day drivers Mark Skaife and Craig Lowndes, childhood prodigies of their hero and mentor, will also be invited to drive in the parade depending on the availability of cars and former co-drivers.

The Champions Lap of Honour will be driven at low speed to give fans time to reflect and say a final farewell.

This will be followed by a special homily to be delivered by V8 Supercars Australia Chaplain Gary Coleman followed by a minutes silence as a mark of respect.

Iva Davies, an Australia icon in his own right, will then perform his version of ‘Heroes’ to a montage of footage featuring the life and times of Peter Brock.

This will be followed by the national anthem, the formation of the grid and the start of the 2006 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 at 10.00am.

An outline of the Peter Brock Tribute on Sunday October 8 is as follows:

9.00am: A ‘Gathering on the Grid’ of family and close friends
9.02am: Champion’s Lap of Honour commences
9.22am: Chaplain’s Address
9.24am: One minute’s silence
9.25am: ‘Heroes’ performed by Iva Davies
9.30am: V8 Supercars form in pit lane
9.35am: Australian national anthem
9.40am: Pit exit opens
9.45am: Cars assemble on the grid
10.00am: The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

The nine cars that Peter Brock drove to Bathurst wins were:

1972: Holden Torana LJ XU1 (500km race)
1975: Holden Torana L34 with Brian Sampson
1978: Holden Torana A9X with Jim Richards
1979: Holden Torana A9X with Jim Richards
1980: Holden Commodore VC with Jim Richards
1982: Holden Commodore VH with Larry Perkins
1983: Holden Commodore VH with Larry Perkins and John Harvey
1984: Holden Commodore VK with Larry Perkins
1987: Holden Commodore VL with David Parsons and Peter McLeod
 
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Great tribute, nice to see someone other than Mark Seymour or an ex Australian Idol person trotted out to sing something as well
 

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that sounds fantastic. I think they are making all the right moves in this cas. Well done! the lap of honour in his winning cars will be fantastic!



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brocky will be looking down from upstairs to watch this one,bloody good thing having the Peter Brock TROPHY a great tribute look forward to the great race this year will not miss this one.:rip:
 

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I think there should be a 100m high statue of Brocky made from solid gold at the top of the mountain
:rip: 05
 

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INSAYN said:
I think there should be a 100m high statue of Brocky made from solid gold at the top of the mountain
:rip: 05
Probably will end up vandalised by some of the idiots that camp up top of the mountain for the sole purpose of getting drunk and behaving like idiots for the entire race week though...
 
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