His 1979 win with co-driver Jim Richards, is perhaps his most famous. In this race he gets pole position, leads for all 163 laps and wins by 6 laps, a record which may never be broken. He also set the lap record on the last lap of the race, a testament to his skill as a driver and the way his team prepared and maintained the car throughout the race.
Steve Harvey from Rockingham, has created a tribute car based on Brock’s 1979 winning vehicle. He has restored an LX Torana hatchback, which he bought as a painted rolling shell in 2014. Harvey explained that as soon as he saw the colour scheme, he knew that creating a tribute car was the right thing to do. “I wanted to pay respect to Peter Brock and Jim Richards and the history that they created in this car”, he said.
The final touch out of respect for Brock and Richards lap record, is the number plates on Harvey’s tribute car which read “SIX LAPS”.
Harvey is bringing his tribute car to the Brookton Old Time Motor Show on 19 March. This year the show theme is All Things Aussie, with a feature display celebrating the upcoming 50 years of the Holden Torana. The Toranas along with other classic vehicles and machines will be on display but they will also fire up twice throughout the day in order to participate in the grand parade.