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Vale: Bev Brock

<em>The Garage</em> is saddened by the news that Bev Brock, longtime partner of Peter Brock, has passed away, age 77.

Born in Western Australia, the former teacher, life counsellor, author and passionate environmentalist and road safety advocate, Bev Brock was a familiar face at motorsport events during the 80s and 90s.

Best known as ‘Bevo,’ Bev was the backbone of Peter and his stature in the motorsport world from 1978.

She was the constant presence in the pits whenever he raced for around 28 years. She also managed the extremely populer signing sessions for Peter’s fans. She was the one that steered Peter through his life in the public spotlight.

Bev was involved with a number of charities including the Brock Foundation, an organisation funded by corporate sponsors and donations from the public. It was aimed at disadvantaged youth and others that experienced difficulties.

In more recent times, she concentrated on the Melbourne Rotary, public speaking ,and her family. She was a patron of the Lighthouse Foundation and sat on the board of the Skyline Education Foundation, and she was awarded the Prime Minister’s Centennial Medal.

She battled cancer for two years, maintained close contact with her friends and she offered advice and support despite her own illness.

Brock is survived by three children and seven grandchildren, she succumbed to cancer at her Melbourne home on Sunday morning, surrounded by family.