Pete Brock is one of the icons of American automotive engineering, he’s probably most famous for designing the Shelby Cobra Daytona but he also holds the distinction of being the youngest designer ever hired by GM – at just 19. Whilst at GM one of his designs was picked as the basis for the next generation Corvette, and he quickly earned a reputation for developing cars that were staggeringly successful on the race track.
This short film show’s Brock in his natural element, talking about the development of the Daytona and sharing stories from the era. It’s striking how humble and approachable he remains after the career that he’s had – and it’s well worth a watch.
In 2012, we had the opportunity to interview legendary automotive designer Peter Brock and discuss the making of the Shelby Cobra Daytona coupe, while taking a cruise in Brock’s own replica car built by Superformance in South Africa.
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