Brock Mystery Deepens

Some light may have been shone on the metal head recently featured, with this cryptic story in the Hills Gazette (or was it the Banjo Players & Albino News?). It does nail down the fact that it is Brocky not Dave from Diffs that is “pictured” but the whole thing is still baffling. The pic file blurb says that this is not the actual sculpture. So it’s a what? An ambit claim? Also the reason that it is so bad and that it is stuck in a Gooseberry Hill garden is still not addressed. Also the mystery of why there would be a club for such a shitty car as a Torana XU1, or any Torana for that matter is also still unclear. Or why someone would create another memorial for Brocky who it seems from all evidence was a bit of a knob. Strange days indeed. An iron Mainy with a metal speech balloon full of incoherent babble I could get behind. This? Not. Thanks Cimbali for snaggin a copy of the B&A News.

About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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16 Responses to Brock Mystery Deepens

  1. monkeypants says:

    article by adam BROCKMAN? a likely story. and thankgod the outline was rejected for a more modest headstone. some sanity and taste prevails finally…… well as much that could for a bogan idol.


  2. shazza says:

    This story goes from worst to worster. Front page news no less. A guy can drive a car fast, until one day he drives car into tree. Cue Bento.


  3. WAtching says:

    TLA: You really really want some petrol fuelled speed freak cashed up bogans to play with, don’t you?

    allow me to help.

    Despite what you all think, that idiot Peter Brock, deep down, really preferred Fords. According to Peter the falcon is capable of going 1 kmh faster.


  4. David Cohen says:

    The arbor is nice.


  5. Bento says:

    I’m not sure which I find more surprising: that the GTR Torana XU1 Car Club of WA has a Special Projects Officer (how many projects do they do, ffs?), or that Gidgegannup has a Progress Association.


  6. Slanderer says:

    Having driven a Torana LC through Gidgee at 100mph back in the days before hoon laws, I have nothing to add on the article.

    But the advert: RENT-A-DINGO What’s that about? Child minding?


  7. skink says:

    here is a story from WAToady that completely shits me:

    “Hollywood comes to Bassendean”

    about the movie “Needle” currently being filmed here.

    The writer, director and most of the cast and crew are from WA, so WTF has Hollywood got to do with it? No part of Hollywood has travelled to Bassendean, unless they exhumed Holly Wood’s hairpiece.

    the article rightly praises the homegrown nature of the movie, and then fucks it up with a typical cultural cringe headline.

    typical fucking Perth

    I am outraged etc.


    • orbea says:

      On Bassendean Seven you can dream your dream for seven bucks a night

      ‘Needle’ is being shot at Earlsferry, vibrantly close to Success Hill Transit Oriented Development.


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