The big Brock Bathurst auc­tion

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An auc­tion of the largest col­lec­tion of Peter Brock race­cars in ex­is­tence, with the ham­mer set to fall at Bathurst on the Satur­day night be­fore this year’s Bathurst 1000 – Lloyds’ auc­tion of 30 Brock cars from the Peter Cham­pion col­lec­tion is set to be an event of such significance that it might even over­shadow the 2018 Su­percheap Auto Bathurst 1000 it­self.

The ac­tual lo­ca­tion of the auc­tion was yet to be con­firmed as went to press. Lloyds hopes to be able to store the cars and stage the auc­tion on site at the Moun­tain it­self, prob­a­bly in a mar­quee fa­cil­ity at Har­ris Park, but var­i­ous is­sues (lo­gis­tic, tick­et­ing and OH&S) mean it may in­stead be held at Lloyds’ own fa­cil­ity at nearby Kelso, on Bathurst’s out­skirts.

The pub­lic is wel­come to at­tend the auc­tion and in­spect the cars (whether at Mount Panorama or Lloyds at Kelso). It’s ex­pected they’ll be on dis­play and open to the pub­lic from at least the Fri­day morn­ing be­fore the week­end. There’s no ad­mis­sion fee, no need to regis­ter to watch – lit­er­ally just turn up on the Fri­day or the Satur­day. Lloyds is even putting on a free sausage siz­zle on the Satur­day morn­ing!

“All of the clas­sic car auc­tions we hold live gen­er­ally have a few hun­dred to a few thou­sand peo­ple turn up to watch,” says Lloyds’ dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing man­ager Brett Mudie, “and this will be no ex­cep­tion. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to come and have a look.

“Most of the bid­ders will be on­line rather than in the room, so we would ex­pect that 90 per­cent of the peo­ple at the auc­tion will be watchers.”

For those who won’t be at Bathurst on the first week­end of Oc­to­ber, the auc­tion will be live streamed on Lloyd­sauc­tions.com.au

It’s set to kick off at 8pm on the Satur­day night

(Oc­to­ber 6). While the running or­der was still to be de­ter­mined, it’s ex­pected that pro­ceed­ings will round out with the col­lec­tion’s iconic ‘Last of the Big Bangers’ Group C Com­modore VK.

All eyes will be on the day-glo MHDT ’84 Bathurst ma­chine as it goes un­der the ham­mer. Lloyds’ head auc­tion­eer Bill Free­man is con dent the VK will at­tract bids of more than $2 mil­lion, which would break all pre­vi­ous Aus­tralian records.

“This car has al­ready had enor­mous in­ter­est – we’ve had thou­sands of en­quires ev­ery day since the col­lec­tion has been an­nounced in­clud­ing en­quiries from over­seas.”

Even if the ac­tual auc­tion doesn’t take place at Mount Panorama, Lloyds plans to per­form the of­fi­cial han­dovers of the ve­hi­cles to their new own­ers at the cir­cuit.

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