The day the Mountain mourned Peter Brock

At the Bathurst 1000 in 2006, Mount Panorama mourned the loss of Peter Brock, and celebrated a fitting and hugely emotional victory for Craig Lowndes. A decade on, and on the 10-year anniversary of Brock’s death, we take a look back.

The fans pay tribute

The fans pay tribute
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Loyal Peter Brock fans flocked to Mount Panorama to pay tribute to their hero, with thousands of moving banners and posters lining the famous circuit.

Photo by: Troy Hart

The fans pay tribute

The fans pay tribute
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There were banners in the campsites...

Photo by: Troy Hart

The fans pay tribute

The fans pay tribute
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Banners in the grandstands...

The fans pay tribute

The fans pay tribute
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Messages written on the walls...

The fans pay tribute

The fans pay tribute
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Even entire buses were dedicated to 'Brocky'.

The fans pay tribute

The fans pay tribute
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Some fans had banners printed...

The fans pay tribute

The fans pay tribute
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Others used more humble methods to pay tribute to Peter Perfect.

An incredible line-up of Brock cars

An incredible line-up of Brock cars
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To celebrate the life of a Bathurst legend, a remarkable collection of Brock's cars was assembled on the front straight.

Photo by: John Maricic

An incredible line-up of Brock cars

An incredible line-up of Brock cars
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Brock's 1975 Bathurst-winning Torana.

An incredible line-up of Brock cars

An incredible line-up of Brock cars
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#05. Marlboro. Torana. Perfect.

An incredible line-up of Brock cars

An incredible line-up of Brock cars
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The Austin A30, a lesser known Peter Brock hero car.

An incredible line-up of Brock cars

An incredible line-up of Brock cars
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The 1984 Bathurst-winning VK Commodore.

An incredible line-up of Brock cars

An incredible line-up of Brock cars
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Craig Lowndes and the '72 Bathurst-winning Torana.

Tough weekend for Craig Lowndes

Tough weekend for Craig Lowndes
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For Brock's close friend Craig Lowndes, it was an emotion-charged weekend.

Tough weekend for Craig Lowndes

Tough weekend for Craig Lowndes
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The start of the 2006 Bathurst 1000

The start of the 2006 Bathurst 1000
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Jason Bright lead the field as the 2006 edition of the Great Race got underway.

Photo by: Troy Hart

A fitting winner for the first Peter Brock Trophy

A fitting winner for the first Peter Brock Trophy
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It couldn't have been anyone else. Craig Lowndes, tears in his eyes, was the perfect winner of the first Peter Brock Trophy. Pictured here is Lowndes and team-mate Jamie Whincup on the podium.

Photo by: Troy Hart

A fitting winner for the first Peter Brock Trophy

A fitting winner for the first Peter Brock Trophy
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The Peter Brock Trophy in the best of hands.

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Series Supercars
Drivers Peter Brock
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