One of the most significant tributes dedicated to the late Peter Brock has been defaced, with imagery of the damage appearing on social media.
Images of the ‘Brock’s Skyline’ concrete signage at the peak of Mount Panorama — covered in graffiti — has emerged online, posted to the Bathurst Alerts and Incidents community Facebook group where it has so far attracted almost 700 shares from irate motorsport fans.
Posted on Tuesday afternoon by Facebook user Kristyy Pickle, the wall features the tags of various likely aliases. While the original Brock’s Skyline signage can be repainted, the tagging is likely to cause irreparable damage to the countless tributes hand-written on the wall since Brock’s death in 2006.
The wall was named Brock’s Skyline in 1997, in honour of Brock’s final Bathurst 1000 start as a full-time driver (he would return as a co-driver in 2002 and 2004).
Come Brock’s death, fans chose the section of wall as a place to pay tribute to the nine-time 1000 winner by writing personal messages on the wall. Earlier this year a new boardwalk was opened to make walking to the sign easier and safer for those wanting to read the tributes (or to add their own).