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Playfortoday
09-08-2006, 02:11 PM
Australian Star Brock Dies in Crash

By Associated Press

PERTH, Australia - Peter Brock, one of Australia's most successful and well-known race car drivers, died Friday in an accident during a rally in Western Australia state.

The 61-year-old Brock died when his car crashed into a tree about 25 miles east of Perth during the Targa West rally, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corp. The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport said his co-driver was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition.

Brock dominated Australian auto racing for three decades before retiring from the touring car circuit in 1997. He made a couple of brief comebacks and at one stage owned a racing team.

He won Australia's premier touring car event, now known as the Bathurst 1000, a record nine times, and held more pole positions and won more races than any other driver since the inception of the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1960.

It was the second death this week of an iconic Australian, coming four days after Steve Irwin, globally famous as television's "Crocodile Hunter," was killed by the barb of a stingray while scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Fuelish
09-08-2006, 02:24 PM
Dang....'tis a shame. I remember Brock racing way back when I was a kid (a L-O-O-O-N-G time ago ;) ) Well, at least he died doing what he loved....that's about the best one could hope for.

Playfortoday
09-08-2006, 03:10 PM
I am ooooold too.;)

insomnak8702
09-08-2006, 03:32 PM
2 aussies died in one week...pretty crazy...

ciento44
09-08-2006, 03:59 PM
Yeah... there were all sorts of rumors going around that he died driving an old Vette...

Sucks though..

MrWOT
09-08-2006, 06:12 PM
At least he died doing what he loved. Which counts for a lot in my book.





Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Anyone else see the irony here?

Playfortoday
09-08-2006, 08:27 PM
Anyone else see the irony here?

I added the copyright so they would get props. Trying to keep celicatech safe and sound.:)

Cavanagh
09-08-2006, 09:35 PM
I am ooooold too.;)
told you....:lolhittin: jk

'90 CeLicA Aus
09-09-2006, 01:26 AM
Yeah guys, our country is in shock at the moment :( First Stevey, then Borckey. I don't know what to say, Peter Brock was THE KING of the Mountain (Bathurst Race Track) R.I.P mate...

'90 CeLicA Aus
09-19-2006, 02:40 AM
The funeral is on all TV stations right now. So sad :(