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Old 09-08-2006, 01:39 AM   #1
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Breaking news! Peter Brock killed!!!

WTF is going on! Two aussies in one week! FAIR GO!!!
More details soon.....this is crap!!!

[url=http://ninemsn.com.au/[/url]

In WA in a car race apparently,co-driver OK.
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Was just about to post this!

I'm stunned.... what is going on?! How very very sad.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems...9/s1736485.htm
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NOOOOOO!!!

Losing Steve Irwin was one thing, but PETER BROCK?

FUCK.
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There's a thread in Put 'Em Under Pressure....

This Is terrible news
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Un-fucking-believable.
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I'm sorry, but I don't know who this man is.

Can someone fill me in? Of course, it's sad when anyone dies and my prayers are with his family, too.
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Australian race car driver. Not known outside Australia, but certainly considered a legend here, the best known race car driver in the country. Just go to www.news.com.au
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I'm sorry, but I don't know who this man is.

Can someone fill me in? Of course, it's sad when anyone dies and my prayers are with his family, too.
Peter Brock was a legendary car racing driver. One of the best. Definitely the best to drive the Bathurst 1000, one of the toughest races in the world.

Fuck, this just isn't fair. Peter Brock is the reason why I pay attention to car racing. It was because of him that I first sat down to watch the Bathurst 1000 and I haven't missed a Bathurst since. I wasn't sure if I'd watch it this year, given I've a busy schedule, but I'll definitely make time now. Brock really was the King of the Mountain.
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Hmmm, I'm not feeling anywhere near the same sense of 'loss' that I did when I heard the news about Steve Irwin. I guess driving a very fast car is going to catch you out one day. Sad for his family, of course.

And no one seems to have noticed that Colin "Storm Boy" Thiele died this week as well.
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Hmmm, I'm not feeling anywhere near the same sense of 'loss' that I did when I heard the news about Steve Irwin. I guess driving a very fast car is going to catch you out one day. Sad for his family, of course.
Peter Brock's death has hit me much more than Steve Irwin's. I merely tolerated Irwin; he seemed genuine and his zoo is fantastic, but he sure made me cringe sometimes. Peter Brock, however, got me interested in car racing because he and his achievements impressed me so much.

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And no one seems to have noticed that Colin "Storm Boy" Thiele died this week as well.
I don't even know who that is.
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He was pretty low key, but he lived in Qld in his older age. He was originally from SA and wrote children's books in the '80's (my era!) Storm Boy was a bit of classic. It doesn't surprise me - the media saturates us with sporty/outdoors-y heroes and tends to ignore the more cerebal Australians.
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It doesn't surprise me - the media saturates us with sporty/outdoors-y heroes and tends to ignore the more cerebal Australians.
Thats true, but I guess Colin Thiele was 85 and not in the spotlight. But his death doesn't pass by those who loved his work.

Storm Boy was the first book that made me 'feel' as a kid. It's a beautiful book.
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Hmmm, I'm not feeling anywhere near the same sense of 'loss' that I did when I heard the news about Steve Irwin. I guess driving a very fast car is going to catch you out one day. Sad for his family, of course.

And no one seems to have noticed that Colin "Storm Boy" Thiele died this week as well.
I felt a greater sense of loss when I found out about Steve Irwin also. I'm not a car racing fan, so I have never been a big fan of Brocky. I still find it sad all the same.

I knew Colin Thiele died on Monday aswell. It was sad news, but I don't think you can compare the death of an 85 yo to the sudden death of a 44 yo.
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He was pretty low key, but he lived in Qld in his older age. He was originally from SA and wrote children's books in the '80's (my era!) Storm Boy was a bit of classic. It doesn't surprise me - the media saturates us with sporty/outdoors-y heroes and tends to ignore the more cerebal Australians.
"Storm Boy" was part of our curiculum.....one of the best books ever.....and Yes,I agree....i have not heard of one media report except one (TripleM radio) that mentioned the passing of Colin Thiele........to be honest i forgot all about him until you mentioned it Shika....I think it will be fitting for you to start a thread that honours his memory.
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errrr, maybe not - If half of Australia doesn't know who he is, we've got buckley's of any I/f's knowing (or caring!) How are you, doll?
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