Six weeks before he died, on September 8, 2006, Peter Brock phoned the woman who had shared his life for 28 years and from whom he had recently separated. “He called me to say, ‘Bevo, I want to tell you I’ve finally retired’." Bev Brock talks to Peter Wilmoth about loving, and losing, a racing legend
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