Jack and Aston Martin V8 Vantage Monaco street signs
Jack Yan: the Persuader blog
  Click here to go to home pageWhat I stand forMy stuffWhat others have recently saidMeet some of the coolest folks I knowDrop me a line Visit my workplace
> My stuff > The Persuader Blog


Farewell, Peter Brock 

Peter BrockI admit I wasn’t deeply touched by the early death of TV entertainer and zoo owner —of course, I feel sorry for the Irwin family, but I didn’t fall into the same sense of deep mourning that seems to be going through. I was not an Irwin critic, but I was not an Irwin fan, either. I just never warmed to his show, though I did see his movie when it was aired on TV. But as Australia loses another international name——I do feel great sadness.
   Brock was my hero was a boy, and I watched for his Commodore crossing the line at each year. He may have won the event more than any other driver. His Holden Dealer Team sold souped-up cars with huge success, and the guy made a mint as a businessman. I followed his first controversy, when doubts were cast over his Energy Polarizer, which led to his split with (Holden eventually formed Holden Special Vehicles, or , to fill HDT’s old niche). Brock, a , supposedly tried to bring those values to his company with the Polarizer, but this was labelled as quackery at the time.
   The man was a motor racing genius and a legend—a suitable tag for him, and I would have said that even if he were still alive. Americans might equate Australians’ affection for him to that for Texan . Brock’s death today, at age 61, during a rally, is a loss to the motoring community, to Australian sport, and to the Australian nation. Farewell, Peter Perfect.

Del.icio.us tags: Peter Brock
Post a Comment  Links to this post

Ditto for both - although Irwin's death was less expected (and just a touch bizarre). I have generally been a little ambivalent of the Irwin persona, but he has done (and will continue to do) a lot for conservation in Australia and elsewhere. He was certainly larger than life, and looks like he is survived by a family that will continue in the same vein.

But Brockie? - that hurt. I guess he died by the sword - motor racing is a dangerous business, and none more so than the Targa rallies. He IS a legend, and the motor racing world will miss him ... as will I.  
Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link




Entries from 2006 to the end of 2009 were done on the Blogger service. As of January 1, 2010, this blog has shifted to a Wordpress installation, with the latest posts here.
   With Blogger ceasing to support FTP publishing on May 1, I have decided to turn these older pages in to an archive, so you will no longer be able to enter comments. However, you can comment on entries posted after January 1, 2010.

Quick links

Surf to the online edition of Lucire
  • More ramblings at the Lucire Insider blog
  • The Medinge Group
  • Jack Yan for Mayor
  • My Facebook page
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • My Vkontakte page
  • Book me for public speaking
  • Contact JY&A Consulting on business projects
  • Check out fonts from JY&A Fonts
  • Add feeds

    Add feed to Bloglines

    Individual JY&A and Medinge Group blogs

  • Lucire: Insider
  • Summer Rayne Oakes
  • The Medinge Group press room
  • Detective Marketing
  • Amanda van Kuppevelt
  • Delineate Brandhouse
  • Paolo Vanossi
  • Nigel Dunn
  • Pameladevi Govinda
  • Endless Road
  • Avidiva news
  • Johnnie Moore’s Weblog
  • Steal This Brand Too
  • The Beyond Branding Blog
  • Ton’s Interdependent Thoughts
  • Partum Intelligendo
  • Right Side up
  • Headshift
  • Goiaba Brazilian Music
  • Jack Yan on Tumblr (brief addenda)

  • +

    Previous posts

  • The world citizen emerges
  • Under the improving weather
  • Aston Martin boss Bez could lead billion-pound buy...
  • Ford to sell Aston Martin: Richemont, LVMH interes...
  • Is Google buggered?
  • US Labor Day meme
  • Create your balance
  • A flawed system
  • The Establishment Busters
  • Guest starring the man the navy tried to sink

  • Donate

    If you wish to help with my hosting costs, please feel free to donate.