Rob Herrod’s Melbourne-based Herrod Motorsport is best recognized for its high-performance work on Ford’s. Rob has had an involvement in most one-off special projects rolling out Ford’s Broadmeadow’s factory doors over the last decade.
Rob started his involvement as a young bloke with Fords when he bought himself an XE Ute. He did this Ute up and parked it outside work every day. The number of people who came in making offers for the car blew him away. He ended up selling the Ute, got hold of another Ute and repeated the process. Before long he had a name around the traps of being able to put custom Falcons together.
Rob’s relationship with Ford came about when he was helping to organize the very first Tickford family day. Ford Motorsport legend, Howard Marsden was on the committee and Rob got to know him by just lending a hand. From there on, Howard & Rob got having regular chats and eventually Howard started using Herrod Motorsport for some one-off development work.
The special one -off vehicle’s ranged from the Sony Xplode show car to the XH Terra ute, the Supercharged Mustang V10 burnout car and a BA XR6 Turbo Targa Tasmania car.
A few years back he also entered into a vehicle manufacturing arrangement with well-known touring car racing outfit Dick Johnson Racing, which, with its 30 year plus history, lay’s claim to being the longest established motor racing team in Australia. The cars that Rob built for Dick Johnson were the DJR 320 vehicles.