Brock flags Quayside off
By BREE PRICE firstname.lastname@example.org
THE LAST time motor racing legend Peter Brock was in Lismore, he was stranded in the city by the 1973 floods.
But yesterday Brockie returned to see clear skies and dry ground as he officiated at the opening of the new Quayside Motors, Subaru and Holden Dealership in Lismore.
The $7.5 million complex, located on the Bruxner Highway near the Lismore Air- port, was officially opened by Federal Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources, Ian Macfarlane.
"We used to tow racing cars up the highway to race at Surfers Paradise. We were trapped in the floods in '73," Mr Brock said.
"I was a young kid and my team manager accused me of manipulating things because I wanted a few days off."
Owners Mark and Tracey Crampton said Lismore had presented great opportunities to allow the business to grow and move to its new premises that can house 120 cars.
"Without the local business community, and the community at large, we would not be able to grow the business to this position," Mr Crampton said.
But Brockie expected more sales growth yet.
"It's like that Kevin Costner movie, Field of Dreams ? build the stadium and the people will come," he said.