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Performance engineer Harrop opens doors

28 Aug 2015 News

Performance engineer Harrop opens doors

Interested in precision engineering and manufacturing? Motoring performance specialists Harrop will host its annual Open House in Melbourne this September.

It happens once a year: Harrop’s Open House.

But this year is special.  To celebrate its sixtieth anniversary, Harrop will offer the public a behind-the-scenes look at its performance centre and will host a show-and- shine competition.

Held September 20, the annual open house will include a factory tour that showcases Harrop’s product-development process, including research and development, engineering, manufacturing and product validation. In 4X4 Australia’s April edition, we tested a ‘Harrop Hilux’ (pictured) kitted out by the engineering firm.

Harrop Hilux 3“This is a very special year for the team at Harrop as we’re celebrating our sixtieth anniversary,” Harrop Engineering General Manager Heath Moore says.

“To mark the occasion we’re planning a massive open day where enthusiasts and fans can go behind the scenes of our cutting-edge facility by pre-registering for a guided factory tour.”

Harrop has also invited enthusiasts to register their special vehicles for a show-and-shine competition, being held on the private road outside Harrop’s headquarters in Preston, Victoria.

Harrop Hilux 4Aussie, American, European, 4x4 and JDM Import vehicles are welcome and will be judged by the public. Harrop-manufactured billet aluminium trophies will be awarded to winners. Race vehicles and historic motoring pieces will also be on show.

“It’s just over a month until we open our doors to the public and we have kicked into full gear,” Heath says. “We have secured a variety of race vehicles and historic motorsport pieces to go on display and will continue to endeavour to provide attendees with the best experience yet.”

Harrop Hilux 5The number of factory-tour places available is limited.

For more information or to register for the factory tours or show-and-shine visit: www.harrop.com.au/events/open-house-2015

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