Brocky’s V8 Supercar Museum Opening Soon
Local barber and racing enthusiast, Mark Briggs will open his Peter Brock museum in the next month.
From the first time his father took him to Bathursday, Mr Briggs has been passionate about cars, racing, and Peter Brock.
“Brocky was driving the Monaro in 1969,” Mr Briggs said.
“In them days you could run across the track and dodge the cars.
“I was like, I’ll never forget this.”
It was around the time that Brock was stepping out of the Monaro into the Torana that Mr Briggs got to know the race car driver well.
“I got into gokarting and Peter wanted me to get into it more, but Dad got very sick and he needed me at the shop,” Mr Briggs said.
“That’s how I got into barbering.”
Peter Brock actually named the barber shop - The Pitt Stop.
“It is still the same name, but we’ve got a new logo now.
“A signwriter mate of mine made a mural of me and Peter for the wall.
“Now I am hoping to open the museum in the next four weeks.”
Brocky’s V8 Supercar Museum will feature memorabilia collected by Mr Briggs over the years and supplemented by a selection of items borrowed from the Brock family.
“None of my stuff will ever be sold,” Mr Briggs said.
“When I pass it will go back to the family.”
Mr Briggs said that his plan was to boost tourism to the community.
“I want to give back to the town,” he said.
“We need to get the tourism up.
“If people come to town to the museum, everyone benefits.”
Mr Briggs said people may stay the night at the motels and drop into the cafes for a coffee or grab a meal at the restaurants.
“The blokes will want to have a couple of beers,” he said.
Mr Briggs recently sourced mannequins so that he can dress them in Brocky’s racing outfits.
Entry to the museum will be gold coin donation.
Peter Champion recently dropped into the museum and signed the walls. Any donations to help with the finishing touches would be most welcome.
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