Peter Brock

Hometown:
Henderson NV
Status:
Member

After graduating from the Los Angeles Art Center College of Design, Peter was hired by General Motors VP of Styling Bill Mitchell where he did design work on both the 1957 Stingray Racer and the 1963 Stingray street Corvette … after leaving GM he dabbled in racing from the cockpit angle, with a G-Modified Cooper Climax and a Lotus 11, and in 1968 may have scored the only significant race win for the Hino Contessa at the Mission Bell 100 on Riverside Raceway … in the meantime, Peter had become Carroll Shelby’s first employee where his most significant contribution to automotive designed was the famed Cobra Daytona Coupe, which won the 1965 World Championship GT class … after leaving Shelby Automotive, he became the man responsible for bringing Datsun, a novice Japanese importer, into the American sports car racing scene with the Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) Datsun 240Z for John Morton, then the Datsun 510 coupes in the Trans-Am Under 2.5 Liter class … the 240Z effort netted two SCCA National Championships and the 510 sedan scored Datsun’s first American championships in professional racing … In the current era, Peter is equally well-known for his highly-technical Motorsports writing and photography; his bylines have appeared in dozens of publications ranging from Car & Driver to the Wall Street Journal.

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