“Recognition of my contributions to the world of Corvette by the National Corvette Museum is perhaps the greatest honor I’ve received in a long, passionate career involved with one of America’s greatest Automobiles.
As a recipient I must share the accolade with the four men who personally encouraged my work and made my influence at GM possible;
- Harley Earle, GM’s first VP of Design who had the vision to invent the Corvette;
- Ed Cole, whose life long engineering expertise with Chevrolet and GM made the Corvette’s V8 the most successful engine in the history of all motorsport;
- Zora Arkus-Duntov, who had both the experience and vision to define what the Corvette should be and the never ending goal of making constant improvements so that today anyone can enjoy the world’s finest production sports car; and finally, and
- Bill Mitchell. Most importantly, we all have to thank VP of Design, Bill Mitchell, my boss at GM Styling, who risked his career and position within General Motors to proceed secretly with his dream of designing a better, more beautiful Corvette when top management had decreed the Corvette program was to be terminated as a victim of the AMA ban. Without Mitchell’s determination and love for the Corvette none of us would have these great cars today.
Lastly, thanks also to all of you in the Corvette world who personally advocated and endorsed my selection for this great honor.”
2017 Corvette Hall of Fame!
The next major event Peter will be attending is Monterey Car Week. Since most people want to know where he is going to be, go here for a list of events Peter will be making appearance at.
Sovren puts on its premier historic Image result for sovren racing logoevent in 2017 with the Pacific Northwest Historics, saluting the 50th anniversary of the first Trans-Am race at Pacific Raceway just south of Seattle. Peter Brock is the Featured Guest and there will be a great display of many of the cars he’s been involved with, including an Aerovault trailer if you haven’t had the chance to see one up close and personal.
There will be three days of racing with over 200 cars expected. Special features, a great vendor’s row, Saturday’s Salmon barbeque and many other events make the PNW Historics special. Get more details or register here. Note: Early bird registration ends June 16th, so if you’d like to enter do it soon!
Peter Brock will be at the Couture show in Vegas the first weekend of June where Baume & Mercier will show the Peter Brock-designed Daytona Coupe watch for the first time in the US. Released May 18 is a Q&A with Brock on his work with B&M and when he became interested in watches. Enjoy the read!
On The Road with Baume & Mercier
You can’t go wrong with a three day weekend of Shelby cars, friends and a chili picnic at the beautiful Abe Martin Lodge in Nashville, IN. The Brocks will be at the event all weekend to celebrate the Indiana SAAC’s 40th Annual Spring Fling, celebrating all things Shelby American. Amongst other activities, be sure to attend the dinner banquet Saturday where Peter Brock will share archive photos and stories from those amazing days. And come with your questions!
Concours in the Hills is not a formal “white glove” event, but rather a casual and fun gathering of automobile enthusiasts in one of the most spectacular locations in the Phoenix area. The Concours showcases a very diverse range of ultra-high performance, luxury, and classic vehicles from both imported and domestic manufacturers.
The 2016 show was opened by Bob Bondurant and Peter Brock. This year however, we will be displaying the Aerovault. If you are in the Arizona area and have been wanting to see or buy the Aerovault, this is the time to do so. The Concours is open from 10am-3pm and spectator admission and parking is FREE.
The SCCA has just announced Peter Brock (center) is being inducted into the SCCA Hall of Fame January 21st along with seven other “individuals who have made significant contributions to the Sports Car Club of America and the world of motorsports.” Other inductees include Lyn St. James, Phil Hill and Jim Kaser (Kaser oversaw the USRRC which led him to organize the Can-Am and Trans-Am series’). “Along with the accomplishments of the 67 previous inductees, these Hall of Fame members positioned the building blocks that have elevated SCCA’s stature in the motorsports world for more than 70 years.”
Brock and the other inductees will be formally inducted to the Hall of Fame as part of the SCCA Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet Saturday, January 21 which serves as the capstone of the three-day SCCA National Convention taking place at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Note: The BRE shop is a 20 minute drive from the South Point Hotel so if you’re going to be in the area be sure to stop by. Experience Peter Brock’s entire history on the walls of BRE’s showroom and pick up a few great holiday gifts. 779 Middlegate Rd, Henderson, NV 89011 p: 702-558-3374 e:firstname.lastname@example.org
Our newsletters are always filled with exiting information. Not only do we talk about the history of the automotive industry, but we also discuss what is upcoming for Peter Brock and BRE, as well as product and automotive information that may interest an array of enthusiasts. Use the links below to take a look at two of our most recent newsletters. If you’d like to receive up to date information join our newsletter.
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The Simeone Foundation is going to be awarding Peter with the Spirit of Competition Award on November 16th. The “Spirit of Competition” is the theme of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum and the focus of our annual fundraiser. Each year a distinguished figure from motorsports is selected who has a specific inspirational message.