Peter Brock`s A30-Holden

PETER BROCK is still regarded as Australia`s greatest ever Touring Car driver with a record 9 wins at the famous Bathurst 1000 race. `Peter perfect` would have recently passed his 70th birthday but for his tragic death in a road race in September 2006 having recently retired from his touring car career of 25 years.
Peter had originally gained his reputation in a car built on his father`s farm with the help of friend Ken Mitchell. This was a true `home-made hybrid` consisting of a 1950`s Austin A30 , Holden 6 cylinder engine from a wreck ( 2940cc ) plus various parts needed to complete the racer. It debuted at the end of 1967 and as it developed Brock progressed to a consistent winner in Sports/Sedans through 1969. The car gained him publicity and led to a drive in Australian Touring cars , where he would be the works Holden driver for so many years. 3 championships and a particular romance with Bathust winning a record 9 times .
With the new career in Touring cars ( or Sedans as they were called there at the time ) old Austin was sold off and unfortunatly written off at a race at Surfers Paradise. Much later , in the 90s Peters son James took on the task of building a re-creation of his fathers car. With Brocky at legend status and the hero of the Holden fans the car was well received by all.

October 2006 - Peter`s son James acknowledges the crowd on a lap of Bathurst prior to the annual touring car race. The re-created car that made his father`s reputation had toured the circuit in previous years but this time it was very poignant coming just a month after the tragic death of the greatest Touring car driver in Australia`s history.

The car again at the March 2012 Phillip Island Classic races.

The cozy and functional cockpit of the Austin , complete with Peter Brock signature.

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