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VACC centenary cavalcade showcases rare cars: A podcast special
2018
podcast
27th Sep 2018

VACC centenary cavalcade showcases rare cars: A podcast special

The VACC celebrated 100-years last weekend with a centenary cavalcade, believed to have been the first in the world. One car from each year from the past 100 years convoyed 124 kilometres from Calder Park Raceway to Bendigo, the town where the automotive association was founded. We caught up with various car owners to learn more about their special car, and spoke to Australian entertainer and car tragic, Shane Jacobson. Listen to the podcast special below.
VACC celebrating centenary with 'world first' cavalcade
News
19th Sep 2018
1 min read

VACC celebrating centenary with 'world first' cavalcade

The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) is marking its 100-year anniversary this Saturday, with what's believed to be an event never attempted anywhere in the world. The industry association is undertaking a cavalcade of 100 vehicles from 61 different marques, with one car from each year between 1918, the year VACC was founded, and 2018 making an appearance.
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Mandy Turner
CarAdvice podcast 120: How did the i30 N get its exhaust note?
Mercedes-Benz GLE 2018, HSV camaro 2018, Range Rover 2018 sport sdv6 se (225kw), Hyundai i30 2018 n performance
podcast
14th Sep 2018

CarAdvice podcast 120: How did the i30 N get its exhaust note?

Mike Costello and Kez Casey join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE has been revealed, 2019 HSV Camaro pricing and specs have been announced, and the Bugatti W16 engine will 'the last of its kind'. Also, cars with alpha Takata airbag inflators in South Australia won't be registrable from November 1. Jez Spinks talks about driving the 2018 Range Rover Sport SDV6 SE.
CarAdvice podcast 65: VACC boss talks on Australia's automotive industry report
Hyundai Tucson 2017 highlander (awd), Ford Ranger 2017 fx4 special edition
podcast
11th Aug 2017

CarAdvice podcast 65: VACC boss talks on Australia's automotive industry report

Mike Costello joins Mandy Turner this week to cover the biggest car news of the week. Mazda is launching compression-ignition in 2019 and has announced autonomous tech plans. Meanwhile, Mazda and Toyota have bought shares in each other, and announced a joint US factory. Nissan has announced pricing for its 370Z Nismo and slashed 370Z prices, the Renault Zoe will launch two variants for Australia, and Sergio Marchionne says the Ferrari crossover will "probably happen”.
Australian auto industry worth $37b, has record 27,000 job vacancies
News
10th Aug 2017
2 min read

Australian auto industry worth $37b, has record 27,000 job vacancies

The Australian automotive sector will still contribute a massive $37.1 billion to the economy (2.2 per cent of GDP) beyond the end of local car manufacturing in October. And there are currently a record 27,000 auto job vacancies waiting to filled, upped to a staggering 35,000 vacancies in the sector within a year — contrary to generally-held views. This is in addition to the existing 380,000 active auto industry employees here, spread across 70,000 businesses.
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Mike Costello
Cash-strapped motorists hit by higher fuel excise could scrimp on vehicle servicing, claims peak body
News
15th Aug 2014
2 min read

Cash-strapped motorists hit by higher fuel excise could scrimp on vehicle servicing, claims peak body

Victoria’s peak automotive industry body today made the interesting claim that the Federal Government’s proposed increases to the fuel excise could render low-income car owners less able to keep their vehicles adequately serviced, thereby leading to more unsafe cars on the road.
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Mike Costello
VACC gains support for six-month vehicle registration option
News
22nd Nov 2010
1 min read

VACC gains support for six-month vehicle registration option

The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) has received positive feedback from the major Victorian political parties in response to its call for the introduction of a six-month vehicle registration payment option. In the lead-up to Saturday’s Victorian State Election, the ALP, Coalition and Greens all confirmed they would consider the proposal.
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Tim Beissmann
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