Rally legend Neal Bates awarded the Peter Brock medal

By Chris Wilson
Updated February 18 2014 - 10:14pm, first published January 29 2014 - 8:18pm
Awarded the Peter Brock medal... Neal Bates. Photo: Jay Cronan
Awarded the Peter Brock medal... Neal Bates. Photo: Jay Cronan
Ari Vatanen on the track in what's now known as Fadden, in 1980.
Ari Vatanen on the track in what's now known as Fadden, in 1980.

Canberra's rally car legend Neal Bates has become only the third driver to be awarded the prestigious Peter Brock Medal, but the 48-year-old will never forget the day he first drove with the ''King of the Mountain''.

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