Brock’s non Holdens
Inspired by our Brock Falcon B8 feature, AMC presents 25 of Perfect Pete’s non Holden treats – both racecars and signature edition roadies.
Warning. Don’t show this edition of AMC to that mate of yours who steadfastly refuses to acknowledge that Peter Brock ever sat his bum in a car other than a Holden. It will only upset him. We’ve all met Brock supporters like this. Indeed, AMC’s #05 related Facebook posts inevitably draw responses such as “Thank God Brock never drove a Ford,” from online Brock disciples whose devotion to their hero outweighs their knowledge of his career. They’re out there; in significant numbers, too.
So this edition we thought we’d have a bit of fun highlighting the non-GM machines he punted around competitively. And yes, there is one notable absentee, which would have been out of place in a light-hearted article wearing the ‘top 25’ label. Our list also includes road cars he put his signature to. So here, in chronological order, is a sweep through Brock’s history beyond the red corner. On second thoughts, do show this to those in need of further education.
1973 – Birrana 272
months after Brock’s breakthrough Bathurst victory in a Torana, the goateed Victorian tested himself in open-wheelers. His ride was a South Australian-built Birrana Formula 2 car powered by a Ford engine, netting wins at a non-championship meeting against slim opposition. HDT team boss Harry Firth claimed he let Brock race the Birrana to get formula cars out of his system.