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Video: A Brockie Bathurst Bonanza in V8 Extra

Submitted by on March 10, 2015

Peter Brock Bathurst 1987

Dive into a smorgasbord of Peter Brock and Bathurst history with John Harvey, Mark Larkham and Neil Crompton in this film from late 2014’s V8 Extra.

Peter Champion, a car collector and successful business man, became friends with Peter Brock in the ’90s. Through his life he’d accumulated an impressive collection of racing cars and memorabilia, and during their friendship Peter Brock insisted that Champion create a place to keep all of his toys.

So he did! The Champions Brock experience houses an astonishing collection of race cars and memorabilia from Brock’s incredible career, and is the setting for this special V8 Extra film. Joined by special guest John Harvey, the team revisit ’70s and ’80s Australian Touring Car racing through the lens of Peter Brock’s career and especially his efforts on The Mountain.

Along the way they share plenty of wonderful stories from racing in the period, go into depth comparing an HT Monaro 350 to a modern V8 Supercar, discuss life at Bathurst before the Chase and much more.

It’s set to awesome period footage at Bathurst, including some very rare footage from the late ’70s, plenty of action from the ’80s including Brock’s epic 1987 win and even a trip all the way back to Brock’s 1969 race.

A film that truly deserves the moniker of ‘special’, this is a must-watch for any Peter Brock fan, anyone with an appreciation for Australian Touring Car racing and anyone who enjoys awesome touring cars being pushed to the limit on one of the world’s great race tracks.

MORE: Peter Brock – Nine Bathurst victories – Video

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