PETER Brock’s brothers Lewis and Phil have backed a proposal to record messages left as tributes to the motorsport legend on Brock’s Skyline.
Following Peter’s death in 2006, Brock’s Skyline became a shrine to his fans, with many making a pilgrimage to Bathurst in the years since to write a message on the wall in his honour.
And, while Bathurst Regional Council took photos of the messages left in 2006, it has not kept a record since, despite cleaning the wall annually in the lead-up to the Bathurst 1000.
Councillor Jess Jennings recently suggested that photos be taken of the messages prior to any future cleaning, and also that Brock’s Skyline be included in council’s planned $2 million pedestrian boardwalk on Mount Panorama.
It’s cleaned off regularly by council … to maintain the integrity of Brock’s Skyline – the red on white.Bathurst Regional councillor Jess Jennings
“It’s cleaned off regularly by council … to maintain the integrity of Brock’s Skyline – the red on white,” he said.
The photos should be put on display in the National Motor Racing Museum.
“It’s fitting for someone who was known as King of the Mountain,” Cr Jennings said.
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Lewis and Phil praised the proposal and said messages left by fans should be recorded.
Phil said all too often motorsport history was not kept and that Peter’s legacy, and the messages left by his fans, should be preserved.
“Peter was good to people … when I was up there [in Bathurst] every single conversation was about Peter Brock the person, not the race driver,” he said.
While Lewis suggested the photos also be placed on the museum’s website so that motorsport fans around the world could read them.
“I think it’s very relevant,” he said.