Motorsport History

History of Mick Webb Performance Engines

Mick Webb has spent the past 40 years at the forefront of Australian Motorsport,  starting at an early age of 18 with his first job as an aprentice motor mechanic for Bib Stillwell Ford.

Soon after Mick started with Bib Stillwell he was awarded the top job of building and preparing the Bib Stillwell Motorsport cars. His success in the automotive industry lead Mick to open his own business “Mick Webb Performace Engines” in West Heidelberg, Victoria.

From there the Mick Webb name became synonymous in Australian Motorsport.  From the early 1970’s through to the mid 1980’s Mick was the team Manager/Chief Mechanic for one of the most successful touring car drivers in Australia, Allan Moffatt.

In 1987, Mick made the move to the Holden Dealer Team as Team Manager. In 1987 Mick led the Holden Dealer Team to winning the World Touring Car Championship, a result never achieved by an Australian automotive brand.

In 1988 Bob Jane developed Calder Park raceway into a Motorsport mecca in Melbourne, Victoria. Introducing two new forms of Motorsport to Australia in Nascar and Auscar.  From the first race in 1988 Mick built and owned a number of winning Nascar’s and Auscar’s with a number of legendary race drivers behind the wheel with the likes of Jim Richards and the late Greg Hansford to name a couple.

Mick’s passion for fast, stylish motor cars saw him open a new business SVO Motorsport.

SVO (Special Vehicle Options) was the creator of more than 1000 performance EA-EB Ford Falcon Sedans, Utes, Fairlanes and Capri sports cars for a number of authorised Ford Dealers around the counrty. Still to this day Mick Webb is still making a number road cars and race car versions — faster, better handling, more reliable and certainly more enjoyable to drive.

Our company based in Ringwood Victoria is the home of Mick Webb Performace Engines & Mick Webb’s SVO, we provide a number of services from:

  • High Performance Engine Building
  • Race Car Set Up and Manage
  • Dyno Testing
  • Vehicle Body Upgrades
  • High Performance Breaks & Suspension
  • General Servicing