Veronica Fury resurrects Peter Brock for broad Australian audience

In Australia, making a film about a true blue motor racing hero will inevitably become an obsession. As Veronica Fury discovered.

Muscle cars arrived in producer Veronica Fury’s life by accident. Her husband won a shiny red SS VE Commodore in a promotion, then built a special garage for the car and turned the whole man-pit into a shrine to Peter Brock.

One of Australia’s most successful motor racing drivers, Brock was a genius behind a steering wheel, who could take some crappy has-been Fifties jellybean of a car like an Austin A30, shove in a Holden engine so big it sat next to him in the cabin, and flog the thing to victory.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.