For one race, that is. If you watched racing in the early 1970s, you know that Peter Brock and his Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) team dominated SCCA and Trans-Am racing with Datsun 240Zs and Datsun 510s. The BRE 240Z won the SCCA CP Class championship in 1970 and 1971, and their BRE 510 took the 2.5 liter Trans-Am Series championship in 1971 and 1972. Wanting to go out on top of his game, Brock disbanded BRE in 1972 to focus on his auto parts distribution business, which ultimately became Interpart.
Peter Brock will be the honored guest at this year’s Walter Mitty Challenge, held annually at Road Atlanta. In recognition of Brock and his driver, John Morton, Mazda has built a BRE tribute car that will be campaigned in the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy MX-5 Cup race, part of the Walter Mitty Challenge weekend activities. Sadly, it appears that this is a one-time appearance; Brock has no plans to reform BRE and campaign the Mazda on an ongoing basis.