Peter Brock killed in accident

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  1. Bern macrumors 68000

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    Peter Brock, Australia's motor racing driver was killed today at the Targa West rally.

    Read more about it on The Australian
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Not a good week to be a famous Aussie is it. Who's next the Wiggles? Nicole Kidman? Paul Hogan?

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  3. JRM PowerPod macrumors 6502

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    This is bad.

    This guy for you non aussies set the fastest lap of a 163 lap 1000 kilometre race ON THE LAST LAP, leading by a mile. His mechanics were freaking out as he trashed his car around Bathurst. Won BAthurst 9 times, no one will ever come close

    Us Aussies have had a bad bad week

    Irwin was good, Peter was Perfect
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Bloody hell! :( What a dodgy week this is turning into.

    Croc Hunter killed by a stingray, Brocky in a car crash, who's next? All four Wiggles by a giant green octopus?

    RIP Brocky, what a crap week this is.
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    You don't have kids do you? Henry is purple, though I think if anyone were to go postal it would be Wags. Definitely Wags. :p

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  6. JRM PowerPod macrumors 6502

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    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
    Bathurst Enduro: 9 wins, 1972, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987
    Australian Touring Car Champion: 3 times, 1974, 1978, 1980
    Runner-up: 5 times, 1973, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1990.
    Sandown Enduro: 9 wins, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984
    Repco Round Australia Trial: Winner 1979

    The five biggest wins at Bathurst
    1979 - Brock/Richards Torana beat Janson/Perkins by 6 laps + 1m 36.5s
    1975 - Brock/Sampson Torana beat Morris/Gardner by 2 laps + 1m 11s
    1984 - Brock/Perkins Commodore beat Harvey/Parsons by 2 laps + 0.6s
    1978 - Brock/Richards Torana beat Grice/Leffler by 1 lap + 2m3.4s
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I bloody hope I don't have kids. I do however have a single of theirs on vinyl from the 80's when they were a dodgy pub rock band called "The Cockroaches." It's funny hearing their voices and that style of music.

    Sorry, let's make that a giant green dinosaur.
     
  8. zephead macrumors 68000

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    We can only hope so. :p

    Gah, my little brother used to watch one of their videos over and over like he was trying to memorize it or something!

    Fruit salad... yummy yummy... Fruit salad...

    AHH!! MAKE IT STOP!! :(
     
  9. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Not a good week for Aussies. Rest In Peace Peter Brock.
     
  10. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    or a crazed pirate :p

    The Aussie revhead community will miss you, Brocky. We won't be seeing a hero like you for a long time.

    Maybe they should do a lap on Bathurst with him in the back of a hearse.
     
  11. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    steve gets killed by a sting ray... a low key unexpected event..

    brockie... a tree, at a local enthusiast race meet... again, not really expected and not really a huge event...

    *sigh*.. they could have both gone in style... (croc, bathurst, something!)

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  12. inlimbo macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately these things happen in threes.

    First Don Chipp, founder of the Australian Democrats Party died. Then it was Steve Irwin and today it is Peter Brock. :(

    (The weird thing is that they all did an interview on Andrew Denton's 'Enough Rope'.)
     
  13. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    Men with dangerous jobs die doing dangerous things that they dangerously do for a living! More after the commercials!
     
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    It made an eBay seller in particular very very rich
     
  15. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    Hopefully Russel Crowe :p
     
  16. generik macrumors 601

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    Noo.. not russel crowe, take Nicole Kidman!
     
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    It would be my pleasure....;) :D
     
  18. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Russell Crowe's a kiwi, Kidman was born in Hawaii.

    Looks like we've had a politician, an entertainer and a sporting personality (if you consider motor racing a sport) all in the one week.

    I'd forgotten about Don Chipp - he was old, not really gone before his time. We were thinking maybe a musician, Peter Garrett from Midnight Oil could snap his own back trying to dance... ;)

    Anyhooo, I'm smashed, massively pissed, very drunk. For all you yanks, pissed = drunk not angry. Pissed OFF = angry.

    Shoooowwww me the wayy to go hoommmmmeeee......
     
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    Holden Represent

    Brockie you will never die. Holden Hero. A lap of bathurst in the hearse would be amazing. Brockie, stay young forever!
     
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    I say mad jew and Chundles.
    Sorry guys....
     
  21. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Well, that's good. I no longer need to outrun the reaper, I just need to outrun mad jew.
     
  22. balamw Moderator

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    He doesn't seem to have been around much last week. Last visit was Sep 1. :eek:

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    R.I.P mad jew
    1986-2006

    Beat to death by his over-exusted keyboard.
     
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    haha... that is entirely likely...

    I wish David Tench would go... that show is irritating me far too much.
     
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    Just do like everyone else is doing with Channel 10 these days...stop watching it.
     

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