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Old 09-08-2006, 01:35 AM
Shelly Beach Shelly Beach is offline
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Unhappy Peter Brock is Dead

http://au.news.yahoo.com/060908/23/10ghs.html

OMG!!!

I don't know how many of you will know who Brocky is, but he is an absolute legend in Australia. He is a racing car champion, including winning The Bathurst 1000, 9 times.

This is just too much!
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Old 09-08-2006, 01:48 AM
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Shelly.....I just came to post this as well.......Brocky proberly wasnt as well known overseas as Steve....but he sure is/was a legend here.....This is another big blow for Australia........youre right Shelly..this is just too much.......two Aussie icons gone in one week.
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Old 09-08-2006, 01:59 AM
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I know Dingo, I am just blown away by this. I had just logged off WS to my homepage and there it was. I cannot believe it. I am stunned.

They say things come in 3's, lets hope not. 2 Aussie legends in 1 week is 2 too many.
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:43 AM
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OMG

They do say things happen in threes, geez....2 Aussies in one week dying doing what they loved.
I wonder if he died instantly, let's hope so.

I don't follow car racing at all, but most certainly everyone knows Brockie!
Always thought he seemed like a nice guy.
His poor kids.
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:05 AM
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I have never heard of this person. Im sorry regardless ...
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:16 AM
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To Dear Brockie...

oh boy, another broken hearted day.

Peter Brock was an Aussie legend not just for few years but for over 30 years.
What a way to go.
RIP BROCKIE. You will be missed on the Mount.
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:43 AM
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I have never heard of this person. Im sorry regardless ...
Thankyou Mygirl....Brockie was as well known in Australia as Steve Irwin.He has been a hero to many for a lot of years.
RIP Brockie
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:45 AM
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Old 09-08-2006, 04:06 AM
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OMG another aussie icon lost, hes a legend even if you don't follow the sport.

Just like Steve hes died doing what he loves most, I just hope it was quick and he didn't suffer.

"They say, things happen in 3's" Oh i hope not!

Steve and Brockie in just 1 week, that's a hell of a lot of Aussie tears being shed just with those 2 another legend/icon lost would be .......devastating!

R.I.P Brockie (Peter Perfect) and thanks for the memories


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Old 09-08-2006, 01:30 PM
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I too, have never heard of Peter Brock here in America, but what a blow for Australia to lose another legend. So sorry for your loss.
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Old 09-08-2006, 01:52 PM
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Oh, no...to my Aussie friends...I am so sorry. Two in one week is just unbelievable. SO sorry.
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Old 09-08-2006, 05:24 PM
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Thankyou Kris and Englishleigh.........We appreciate your kind thoughts.
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Old 09-08-2006, 06:37 PM
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Hey Dingo My sentiments exactly, Thanks guys.

My youngest dau and her boyfriend are in New Zealand on holidays. I rang to tell them because Adam is a huge Brocky fan and I didn't want him to hear it on TV.

Nikki sent me a msg later, saying that he is just devastated. Too sad.

Brock was "larger than life"

http://au.news.yahoo.com/060908/23/10gmv.html

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Old 09-08-2006, 06:47 PM
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They didnt call him The King of Mountain for nothing...my husband was upset as well...its not that many years ago that I made him sell his Brock Special...what a car that was..I use to love hooning around town in it
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:13 PM
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King of the Mountain alright, he was a real winner

My mate Ronnie is the biggest Holden fan and just loved Brockie, she is taking it hard, along with Steve it's all too much for her

Can just see you hooning around town in that Dingo....lol
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:22 PM
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Sad to hear about Brockie. My husband is really upset as he is into car racing.

Feel sorry for his girlfriend because no-one seems to be acknowledgeing he even had one.They lived together .
Will be thinking of Peter when I start my v8 today.
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:26 PM
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Oh geez. I have lots of family in Australia and they are reeling. One of my cousins worked with Steve and apparently he was just as outgoing and enthusiastic off camera. He will be missed terribly by many many people whose lives he has touched.

My hubby would know about Brock as most of my male cousins are very into race cars and that whole scene and talked his and our teen son's ear off all about it while we were there last. Racing is huge even with young adults that aren't professional. My Aunts and Uncles cringe when it's talked about... so much money and the moms worry 'heaps'.


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Old 09-08-2006, 07:28 PM
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My condolences also...

....too much in one week...
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:33 PM
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King of the Mountain alright, he was a real winner

My mate Ronnie is the biggest Holden fan and just loved Brockie, she is taking it hard, along with Steve it's all too much for her

Can just see you hooning around town in that Dingo....lol
Couldnt help but hoon in a car like that Narla...I not into cars as such..but I did love the sound of that one...ahhhhh those were the days Now we drive something much more sensible..and boring.
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:41 PM
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....too much in one week...
Thankyou Cappuccina....Australias heart has been broken twice in one week.
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:49 PM
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Gosh I hope this works, my ISP is having probs, I keep dropping in and out.

Thanks everyone for your comments, it means a lot.

Kazzbar, I was wondering that also. I thought the comments Bev made were in rather poor taste. I was surprised that she agreed to be interviewed so soon.

WOW Dingo, a Brock Special, how cool.
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:18 PM
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Gosh I hope this works, my ISP is having probs, I keep dropping in and out.

Thanks everyone for your comments, it means a lot.

Kazzbar, I was wondering that also. I thought the comments Bev made were in rather poor taste. I was surprised that she agreed to be interviewed so soon.

WOW Dingo, a Brock Special, how cool.
Yeah, Shelley. Bev lives not far from Melb. so I think news teams got there asap. Poor Julie, in some reports they made it sound like Brock and Bev were still a happy couple. I also thought some of Bev's commenta a 'little' barbed. poor timeing on her part.
Remember when David Hookes died and every one kept talking of his poor wife.Turns out they were separated and he had a 'new' partner.
I see echoes of this again.
It should not matter about all the details but the media make the details relavent and to not recognise a 'new' partner is cruel.
Anyway none of this helps poor Peter or his family and loved ones.
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Old 09-09-2006, 01:26 AM
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Maybe they were keeping Peters new partner out of it for the sake of his kids.....
I must admit Ive always liked Bev but she certainly didnt lose anytime appearing on tv...he was her husband for 28yrs...she must have been feeling some sort of shock youd think...and I did notice that her book got a few mentions also...I hate having mean thoughts
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:26 AM
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Peter's family are accepting the offer of a state funeral.
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:29 AM
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Im pleased because he deserves it...
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