I am sure there are a lot of people here that are as shaken up about Peter Brock's sudden departure as I am, and I thought for those who are interested, a cruise would be in order to remember the legend by doing exactly what he loved, and made a carrier out of.
Peter Brock made a carrier of driving, he loved it, and was damn good at doing it as well, a legend in his own right, and as a result holds the title of "The King of the Mountain".
Meeting point will be at the P6D carpark in Homebush (as this carpark is capable of holding vast numbers of vehicles that may arrive). Your rego will be recorded upon entry to the carpark, and your name taken as we give you the cruise guidelines and details for the day including a cruise card to ID you if authorities need this. (Details that are recorded will only be used for a memorial book that has kindly been donated by the cruise organisers).
We will begin gathering at 7:00am on 11th November, for a departure of around 8:30am (if people are still arriving, then we will push depature to 9am.
At this point, we would ask that if you can afford it, a gold coin donation be made which will 100% go to the Peter Brock Foundation (www.peterbrockfoundation.com.au)
, as a donation for the good work he has past onto the community.
To get to Bathurst from here is very straight forward, but your cruise guides will contain simple but detailed instructions on how to get there, but in a very basic form, we will leave P6 carpark via Australia Ave, turn right at the roundabout onto King Georges Rd, and follow this until it reaches the M4, and then scoot up the M4 Motorway, regroup at Maccas on the M4, then through the blue mountains, and onward to Bathurst. (I have already spoken to Bathurst Regional Council and the relevant authorities and they will be expecting us (in a good way).
When we arrive in Bathurst, the plan will be to meet up at the local pub (addresses to be supplied later) for a nice pub lunch, refreshing food, and some time to relax and bask in the beautiful surroundings. If you wish, you can bring a packed lunch, and have a picknick, or head off to your own area to eat, but we will regroup about 1 hour from arrival time for further daily events.
From lunch (when we regroup), we will cruise off, and shoot to the National Motor Racing Museum (located on Murrays Corner), where we can view some of Peter Brock's impressive racing history (as well as other racers).
After we are finished at the Museum, we will head to Mt Panorama with candles ablaze for a rememberance lap of the great mountain, and do a lap of honour for Peter Brock, the King of this mountain (During this time, the race track will actually be a standard suburban street, with a posted speed limit of 60km/h, and we would ask that you respect the speed limit, and the norm al road rules, there will be no special circumstances just because your on a memorial cruise).
After this, it's pretty much a free-for-all from here, either head back to Sydney, or stay the night in Bathurst and head back the next day.
Thanks and hope to see you on the cruise.
The Police and Bathurst Council have been contacted in regards to cruising to their area, Homebush Security and the local Police have been informed of this cruise to halt any issues, and as long as we leave P6D carpark before 9:30 there shouldn't be any issues from Security.
The Peter Brock Foundation has been contacted, and we are awaiting their responce for who we will be donating the moneys to, but I am trying to organise a respresentative from there.
I also have contacts with Motorsport groups, and I am seeing if they are willing to join the cruise to say goodbye to a legend.
Media have been invited, so we will expect everyone to be on their best behaviour for the media, and for the respect of Brocky as well.
See you all there.
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