Peter Brock: Australian LegendMikey 21 comments
It has not been a good week for Australian icons. With Steve Irwin killed in a freak accident earlier this week, today's announcement of another great loss is almost too much to bear.
Australian motor sport legend Peter Brock died at around 2pm today during day 2 of the Targa West Rally when his Daytona Coupe collided with a tree. Brock's co-driver Mick Hone was injured and taken to hospital where he is in a stable condition. No other cars were involved in the accident.
Just like Irwin earlier this week, Brock's death was earlier than anyone would have expected. Although we can take comfort in knowing both men died doing what they loved best.
Although Brock was undeniably best known for his driving career and promoting Australian driving sports, he retired from full time racing in 1997 and established a charity to help disadvantaged children.
This is the stuff legends are made of. The ones who take time to recognise others in need and do what it takes to make a difference.
Farewell Peter Brock, you great Australian legend. You will be missed.