difference between today's Supercars and the Group C's represented
in this particular race was the variety of makes and models on
display, and their true relation to road cars, and the spectacular
manner in which they can be driven.
was a period where legends were born and reputations forged which
affected generations of car enthusiasts.
Brock and Phil Brock both raced Group C Torana A9X's. Phil's story
is elsewhere on the Team Brock website.
car was a jet, beautifully prepared by Rob Hands, and in the hands
of Peter Perfect, driving superbly, successfully broke the Phillip
Island lap record for Group C race cars.
Hands' comment was: "He is a freak, not only the lap record,
but most of the spectators came to watch him race today."
next outing in this car is at the historic meeting at Eastern
Creek, March 25-26, 2006, where he would also like to talk to
the Group C people to respond to their invitation to be their
patron, and making the category as good as it can be.
miss it!! It makes for great competition!
Splitpin on the Island
- Phil Brock
photographs on the right hand side of this page were provided
courtesy of Clark Media Services © 2006