RE-CREATING A LEGACY
Possibly the most exciting thing happening in the workshop at the time of our visit was the rebuild of Rob’s Australian Rally Championship winning Subaru Legacy.
Being rebuilt in the famous yellow with blue splash colours, the car is nearing completion, and is looking a treat. It’s all back together, and while we were there, the finishing touches were being added by sign writer, Yoda, who was flown in from Japan to complete the job on the iconic car.
Yoda was responsible for the graphics when it originally ran that livery, so to have him doing it again is a nice touch.
The beautiful rebuild of an iconic car.
Intricate detail in the livery of the Legacy.
Having such a rich motorsport history, you’d think there’d be lots of other memorabilia laying around outside the offices, but at Maximum, that’s not really the case.
The business has moved workshops three times, and things have evidently got lost in the moves, however, it was one of their young mechanics who was responsible for getting rid of a lot of stuff.
Rob tells the story of how a skip bin was organised and the mechanic gave him three seconds to decide what he was doing with a certain piece, and if he couldn’t decide in three seconds, it went in the skip.
Rob laughed at the idea and thought they’d never even fill one skip, but by the end of the move, three had been filled and taken away.
THE BLESSING OF SUBARU
The Herridge family’s tie to Subaru spans over 30 years and is one of the longest partnerships in the country.
Over the years they’ve been able to access some pretty cool Subaru machines.
An XV has been converted to STi running gear, used for the Sunrasia Safari, and the team have a Forester STi built for the same event.
Also on the floors of Maximum is an RX Turbo, an SVX, and some rare Subarus we’ve chosen not to mention.
Yellow with blue splash. What more do we need to say?
In their 29 years of operation, Maximum Motorsport have taken out national privateers titles, an Australian Tarmac Championship, multiple state titles and scored points at the World Rally Championship, while also putting smiles on the faces of their many customers over the years.
The company continue to provide quality service and parts for everything Subaru related in Australia.