In 1967 Peter Brock got behind the wheel of an Austin A30 to take part in his first race. Almost forty years later, Peter's fame and popularity stretch far beyond motor racing. He has become one of Australia's best-loved sports stars, and despite his official retirement in 1997 he remains more in the public eye – and in demand – than ever.
But who is Peter Brock? His extraordinary performances on the track are well recorded, but what of the man himself? In this fascinating book, Bev Brock, Peter's former partner and soul mate of three decades, describes the person behind the driver – passionate, optimistic and graceful under pressure. It is a perspective informed by rare honesty and humour. From childhood through the highs and lows of his motor racing career, and the family man that few get to see, Bev paints a vivid, inspiring and utterly candid portrait of the man his fans love to call "Peter Perfect".
Following their separation in May 2005, Bev Brock has added a new introduction and final chapter to this biography, bringing the events of their life together up to date, and adding a poignant note to this wonderful portrait of Peter Brock.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2005
- 234 x 155mm