Harrop is well-known as a leading worldwide motorsport company. The company started off manufacturing weaving machines from a shed in the Victorian suburbs of Brunswick. Their customer satisfaction formula is based on hard work and good old Australian ingenuity. They specialise in high performance vehicle parts and packages.
The History of Harrop Performance
Harrop was founded in 1955 by Len Harrop and wife Elsa. Ron, son to Len and Elsa, was welding go-karts by the age of 10 and as a teenager, his passion for welding shifted to modifying cars.
Ron’s early involvement in car racing was mainly drag racing. His EH Holden won at Castlereagh and Calder in Sydney, even though most of the time Ron used this car as a road car. After some time, he transferred the mechanicals over to an FJ body. The car was later named ‘Harrop’s Howler’ and it became a sensation doing standing quarters of 11.8 seconds with 118mph speed through traps and won numerous races and championships.