Peter Brock, iconic Australian racing driver, died today in a racing accident, aged 61. Known as ‘King of the Mountain’, Brock was well known for his ten winning performances in the Bathurst 1000 in the 1970s and 1980s. Brock worked in the 1970s and 1980s Holden Dealer Team, driving Holden Toranas and Commodores.
Click on the image below to play the 1971 Holden HQ Monaro GTS commercial in YouTube (HD)
Click on the image below to play the 1977 Holden LX Torana commercial in YouTube (HD)
Click on the image below to play the 1992 Mobil commercial in YouTube (HD)
Peter Brock was an ardent campaigner for road safety, promoting the ‘two second rule’ and warning against drink driving in both Australia and New Zealand.
Since 1975 Brock’s car number, 05, was linked to the 0.05 % blood alcohol level in the state of Victoria, Australia. He hosted two New Zealand shows, “Police Stop”, and “Love That Car”.
In more recent years Brock appeared in television campaigns for Volvo and Mobil and NZ’s ACC.
Holden included Peter Brock in a five part series of quicktime videos introducing the Alloytec V6.