Frederic Harrop was born in New Zealand in 1940. He was educated at Taihape.H.School and did a 5 year mechanics apprenticeship. He played music, got married, has 4 lovely children and 5 grandchildren. He drove machinery and trucks, created beautiful ceramic artworks, went around the world, worked in the funeral industry and mortuaries, drove and owned trucks in America, still plays music, built and raced stockcars and dragsters, drove more trucks in Queensland and is now retired and living in Hervey Bay and still playing music. Also wrote many articles for magazines at times.