Launching the Blue Meanie are Peter Brock's son and wife, James and Bev Brock, with Peter and Sandy Champion, owners of Champions Brock Experience in Yeppoon and BDT Special Vehicles.
Launching the Blue Meanie are Peter Brock's son and wife, James and Bev Brock, with Peter and Sandy Champion, owners of Champions Brock Experience in Yeppoon and BDT Special Vehicles. Photo supplied

Relive the Brock legend

PETER Brock fans can now get behind the wheel of their own power-packed piece of Brock history.

And it is all thanks to Peter Champion, undoubtedly a Peter Brock fanatic, who has dozens of the late race star's competition and modified vehicles on display at his Brock museum in Jabiru Drive, Yeppoon.

Champion has just unveiled a replica of the VK Group A Commodore raced by the nine-time champion at Bathurst in 1985.

For a cool $75,000 you too can own one of the limited edition retro-styled cars.

The Blue Meanie was unveiled at Bathurst on Friday by Bev Brock and was then on show over the weekend at the popular racing event.

Based on the current model VE Commodore, this mean machine has styling cues from the VK Brock Commodore of the eighties.

The Blue Meanie is powered by a 350 kilowatt performance engine package, enhanced with a HDT modified Bilstein suspension, which has mono-tube gas shocks and the largest available piston diameter for precise control.

There is also a 19-inch Aero-look wheel-and-tyre package, HDT's exclusive body styling, custom interior and paint finish in the original VK Group A Formula Blue.

HDT also offers a wide range of accessories which include a supercharged package, performance brake package, leather trim interior package, bonnet scoop and number plate frames.

Further details, including an image library and photographs from the launch are available online at www.bluemeanie.com.au

Champion, together with his wife Sandy, bought the rights to the HDT brand name that Brock established, and spent years developing the Blue Meanie.

They have previously developed retro versions of the VC and VH Brock Commodores, which have sold in limited numbers.

For the Blue Meanie, 250 of each model range will be built, each with the unique HDT certified documents which record the owner, date of purchase, authenticity, build number and individualised build plate.

Without a doubt, this too will fast become a collector's item.



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