EX-JAMES BROCK BATHURST COMMODORE UP FOR AUCTION

Peter Brock with drivers James Brock and Steve Owen in 2001. Pic: Supplied

A Holden Commodore VX V8 Supercar raced in the Bathurst 1000 by James Brock, son of the late nine-time race winner Peter Brock, is up for auction.

The car was built in 2000 as a VT Commodore by Les Small for privateer racer Mike Imrie and dubbed IMS 01.

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It’s presented in the Europcar colours in which James Brock and Steve Owen raced it in the 2001 V8 Supercar 1000, where an accident triggered by a puncture put them out after just 12 laps.

The car had earlier been raced by the duo at that year’s Queensland 500 and by Brock in the Winton sprint round between the two enduros; the only single-driver V8 Supercars Championship round start of his career.

IMS 01 was also campaigned by a host of other drivers in the main series from 2000 to ’02 and contested a total of three Bathurst 1000s.

IMS 01 at the 2001 V8 Supercar 1000. Pic: an1images.com / Graeme Neander

Drivers included owner Imrie, who was famously spun into the Queensland Raceway pit wall by Russell Ingall during what was this car’s third race meeting in the 2000 Shell Championship Series.

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Other notable drivers included Greg Ritter, Tomas Mezera, Wayne Wakefield and former motorcycle ace Daryl Beattie.

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The car was sold by Imrie in 2003 and later raced in the Konica Series and Touring Car Challenge with a series of other owners.

Imrie then bought it back in 2013 and returned it to its Europcar colours, subsequently appearing at heritage events with the Australian Five Litre Touring Car Association.

It is advertised as race ready with pit equipment and will go under the hammer on Sunday November 7.