Another sunrise, and another tribute. It's been a bad week for our cousins over in Australia.
Most of you won't be familiar with this Aussie, Peter Brock, who has today died after running into a tree on a greasy road in the Targa Rally in Western Australia. Brockie was the face of motor racing in Australia, and also a mentor for Kiwi racing drivers. He fronted road safety ads here in New Zealand, and my kids grew up with his "only a fool breaks the 2 second rule" and "merge like a zip" messages. Of course, he delivered these in an Aussie accent, so they came out sounding like "only a ferl breaks the 2 second rerl" and "merge like a zeep". The kids used to trot these out as I drove, whenever they thought I wasn't doing it well. Just slogans maybe, but they stuck in your mind. He was know as "Peter Perfect" because of his unblemished driving record.
Brockie, you were a real character, and you'll be sadly missed.