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 day the Mountain mourned Peter Brock
The fans pay tribute
The fans pay tribute
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Photo by: Troy Hart

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.
The fans pay tribute
The fans pay tribute
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Photo by: Troy Hart

There were banners in the campsites...
The fans pay tribute
The fans pay tribute
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Photo by: Chris Von Wieldt

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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Photo by: John Maricic

To celebrate the life of a Bathurst legend, a remarkable collection of Brock's cars was assembled on the front straight.
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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Photo by: Chris Von Wieldt

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.
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.
A fitting winner for the first Peter Brock Trophy
A fitting winner for the first Peter Brock Trophy
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Photo by: Chris Von Wieldt

The Peter Brock Trophy in the best of hands.
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