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Remembering Bev Brock: A Tribute to a Motorsport Matriarch

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Beverley Brock, known affectionately as Bev or Bevo, has passed away at the age of 77, marking the end of an era in the Australian motorsport community.

A beloved figure in the racing world, Bev Brock was the longtime partner of the legendary Australian racing champion Peter Brock, who tragically passed away in 2006.

Together, Bev and Peter shared a life filled with passion, dedication, and love, spanning nearly three decades and bearing witness to the highs and lows of the racing circuit.

Bev Brock became an integral part of Peter’s racing career, offering unwavering support, organizational prowess, and a nurturing spirit that endeared her to fans and colleagues alike.

Her contributions to the sport extended beyond the track, with Bev actively involved in various charitable initiatives and community endeavors.

Kriv Stenders, the director behind the acclaimed 2020 documentary on Peter Brock’s life, described Bev Brock as a resilient, extraordinary woman whose influence on Australian motorsport was immeasurable.

Bev’s impact was not limited to the racing world, as she dedicated her time to philanthropic causes, earning her an Order of Australia in 2016 for her outstanding service to charity.

Following her diagnosis with stage 4 cancer two years ago, Bev faced her illness with grace and courage, embodying the strength and resilience that defined her character.

Her son, James Brock, paid tribute to his mother’s unwavering commitment to family, highlighting her role as a dedicated parent and a pillar of support throughout their lives.

The news of Bev Brock’s passing has sent shockwaves through the racing community and beyond, with friends, colleagues, and fans coming together to remember and celebrate the life of a true motorsport matriarch.

Rachel Adams

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