Pete Brock is nothing short of a prolific designer, but that aside, he is a true car guy. At age 16, he saved up money to buy and work on a 1949 MG. He proceeded to paint it white so the car would match the livery of the US international racing colors.
Brock originally enrolled as an engineer at Stanford University. He later dropped out and enrolled in the renowned school for many of the world's top automotive designers, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
At only 21 years old, Brock returned to California. He started working for Max Balchowski building cars for Hollywood movies during the day, and working on his mid-50s Cooper race car at night. In 1961 Carroll Shelby was opening The Carroll Shelby School of High-Performance Driving. Pete Brock was Carroll Shelby's first paid employee. While at Shelby American, he created the logos, merchandise, ads, and car liveries. He designed the Shelby-specific pieces added to Mustangs to transform them into GT350s. He designed several race cars for Shelby including the DeTomaso P70, and perhaps most significantly, the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe.Read More