An auction of Peter Brock’s race cars has clocked up millions of dollars in online bids and broken records before the hammer drops.
One of the star attractions, an 1982/83 HDT VH Commodore that Peter Brock drove to a record breaking two Bathurst wins, is set to smash records again with the bid price sitting at $1.6 million three days out from the historic auction in Bathurst.
“This car is an incredibly special part of Australian motorsport history and the level of interest doesn’t surprise me,” said Peter Champion, owner of the HDT.
“This is just one of the special Brock vehicles in this collection. The entire auction is incredibly special, each car with its own story - some tear jerkers and others full of laughter.”
The main auction on Saturday night (the eve of this year’s Bathurst 1000) is expected to draw thousands of people. Demand from fans and bidders prompted Lloyds Auctions to start online ticket sales ranging from free to a $199 VIP package, including preferred seating, table service, collectable memorabilia and a meet and greet with past and present racing legends attending to honour ‘Brocky’.
Lloyds’ head auctioneer Mr Bill Freeman said the auction was a once in a lifetime event.
“Who knows what other records will be broken this weekend? What I do know is this will be an extremely emotional weekend for Peter Brock fans and motoring enthusiasts.
“Although three other cars in the Brock Collection are expected to reach the magic seven figure mark, I expect the 1982/1983 Commodore, which wrote its place into Bathurst history with Peter Brock, to sell for quite a bit more than what it’s currently at.”
The largest collection of Brock cars in the world is expected to return more than $10 million, confirming the value in rare race cars, chrome bumpers and anything with links to Peter Brock.
Not only does the auction present special cars connected to the King of the Mountain, but also extremely rare racing memorabilia signed by the racing legend.
The stage is set for a massive weekend of action at the mountain. After hosting a Supercars Drought Relief Auction in pit lane on Friday night, people will also be vying for the chance to experience the 2019 season as part of a Supercars team in the warm-up attraction to the Brock Collection on Saturday night.
Walkinshaw Andretti United is also selling Scott Pye’s No. 2 Supercar (Chassis 24), which he drove to victory in the 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix. The new owner will be entitled to a backstage race team experience, with special benefits during the 2019 Supercars Championship season, including hot laps, team hard cards at all Supercars events, hospitality passes and other opportunities. It goes under the hammer 15 minutes before the Brock auction.
Doors open to the Brock Collection at 9am on Saturday at Sydney Road, Kelso. For your chance to be a part of this historic event, head to www.lloydsauctions.com.au for more information or to secure your free or VIP tickets.