World’s largest collection of Peter Brock memorabilia goes under the hammer

World’s largest collection of Peter Brock memorabilia goes under the hammer

THE world’s largest Peter Brock Collection is officially online and accepting bids for what is expected to be one of the most iconic events in Australian motor racing history.

The racing car driver and nine-time winner of the Bathurst 1000 died in 2006 after his car hit a tree during the Targa rally in Gidgegannup.

This is the Brock Collection will see more than 30 Brock-related cars go under the hammer including the original Day-Glo ‘Big Banger’, the Group C Commodore in which Peter Brock won the James Hardie 1000 in Bathurst, Sandown 500 and Surfers Paradise 300.

 

Curator Peter Champion said the Brock Collection was a very special piece of history.

“I’ve raced the ‘Big Banger’ around the track several times, she still goes like a beauty and that’s what this entire collection is about – enjoying the cars is what Peter would have wanted,” he said.

Phil Brock said his brother would have loved to see all his cars together.

“It’s a snapshot of his entire motor racing history – starting with the Austin A30, which is the car Peter would have built if he knew how to build them in the day,” he said.