An event called Weekend at Brocky’s will be held at Charlton, 250k NW of Melbourne on the Calder Highway on September 13.
It will be devoted to those that not only enjoyed the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s motor racing in Australia, but marvelled at the ingenuity of the teams involved.
Phil Brock is the host of this inaugural event, and will have guest speakers at the Saturday night dinner from some of the behind the scenes unsung heroes from that period, like motor racing mechanics who had to be able to modify all the different components to not only make the car faster, but more durable as well.
And manufacturers employees who organised many parts for the race teams, many times pulling strings without the knowledge of their superiors, to ensure the teams had the parts required on hand.
Their stories are unique, and give a vivid picture of how race teams had to function. They performed their jobs with the same attitude as the drivers you already know of, not only get it done, but do it better each time!
With no access to computers, websites or Google the Team members lived on their own excellence, and were part of an elite group of paid employees, when money was scarce, and their performance directly related to their continued employment.
They worked hard, and they played hard, so the stories are a mixture of hilarity and amazement.
The dinner is a couple of hours after a movie/documentary compilation at the heritage listed Rex Theatre in Charlton in the afternoon. Have you ever watched some of the old footage on a full sized movie screen? It’s a must.
Then put your car on display at The Travellers Rest on Sunday morning, it doesn’t matter what make or model, anything you’re proud of. Everything’s within walking distance on the Main St.
All this for only $75 a head.
Just go to the Weekend at Brocky’s page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WeekendatBrockys, or email at [email protected]