He has been immortalised in a bronze statue at Bathurst, where he won the Bathurst 500 a record nine times, and in the hearts of Australian racing enthusiasts.
Now, the legendary Peter Brock name will live on in the form of a new medal announced this week by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS).
The inaugural Peter Brock Medal will be presented in December, recognising on-track performance, good sportsmanship and a commitment to Australian motorsport - standout traits of the man himself.
Among the award's five-person selection committee is V8 Supercar champion Craig Lowndes.
“I think a medal in Peter Brock’s honour should recognise his positive contribution to the sport generally, and his help for young drivers trying to make their way in the sport,” Lowndes said.
“He was always positive and looked to the future, and that’s why he was an inspiration to everyone who met him, and a tremendous ambassador for the sport.”
Lowndes is joined by Brock's stepson James Brock, Australian Rally champion co-driver Coral Taylor, journalist Paul Gover and CAMS' Garry Connelly AM.
Nominations for the Peter Brock Medal are open to all categories of Australian motorsport. Nominations close on October 18. See www.cams.com.au for more details.
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