A theme park trip to the Gold Coast will soon be available with a Peter Brock twist.
The life and cars of the Bradman of Bathurst are at the heart of a new $5 million motorsport precinct at Dreamworld that will open just after Christmas for the peak of the school holiday vacations.
More than two dozen Brock cars will be on display in a 6000 square-metre 'motorsport experience' that will include a new train ride, re-theming of the existing Cyclone rollercoaster and V8 Supercars race simulators.
The cars have come from the collection assembled by Brock's great mate Peter Champion, following the closure of his own museum at Yeppoon in far-north Queensland. They run from a 1972 Torana XU-1 to the 1984 'Big Banger' Commodore and beyond and many were purchased by Champion straight after they finished their racetrack time.
Bev Brock and other members of the late champion's family are involved in the project which is a tribute to Brock but also intended to provide a motorsport experience in the V8 Supercars heartland in south-east Queensland that includes the Penske-DJR and Erebus Motorsport race bases and the driving academy at Norwell owned by Bathurst winner Paul Morris.
"This will be a high-octane revved-up experience. There is nothing 'museum' about this," says the CEO of Dreamworld, Craig Davidson.
"While the narrative is based on motor racing, there will be something for everyone."
Davidson says the motorsport area is intended to appeal to everyone from Brock fans to families, thrill seekers and gaming fans. "We are working closely with the Brock family and our partners to ensure the attraction is authentic and like nothing experienced in Australia before.
"Even the gourmet burger and brew bar will have a motorsport theme with diners seated in an air-conditioned mezzanine café overlooking the Brock vehicles," he says.