KILMORE Golf Club hosted the Breakfast with Brocky event on Sunday, July 16 which saw Phil Brock as special guest.
While the crisp, cool Kilmore morning may have deterred some less hardy car lovers, long time Brock special vehicles enthusiasts were out in force for the event that saw the late Peter Brock’s younger brother Phil regale attendees with stories from their childhood right through his adult racing years and special vehicles team management over a hearty, cooked breakfast.
Phil is in fact a motor racing legend in his own right, having raced in two Bathurst 1000’s, spent numerous years as manager at Holden Special Vehicles and also a stunt driver for Crawford Productions and appeared in numerous television series including Homicide, Prisoner and Mission Impossible.
He was Australia’s first professional stunt driver and was the main stunt driver, including Mel Gibson’s, in Mad Max. He was also the stunt co-ordinator and head driver at the Warner Brothers Police Academy Show.
Phil spoke of the growth of stunt driving in Australia in the 70s and 80’s and how heis proud to have been a big part of that.
Phil is often called on to speak about his famous brothers achievements in motor sport and is always grateful to play a part in keeping his memory alive.
“The racing game is avery different one nowadays but I love to be a part of marrying the past with the present. To see these Brock vehicles here today, still in such great nick is amazing and speaks volumes of all the hard work we put in to make such good cars,” Phil Brock said.