Past Winners

Last year’s 2018 VACC Industry Award Winners

Victoria’s best automotive operators were unveiled last year during the 2018 VACC Industry Awards and Centenary Gala in Melbourne on Saturday, 23 June 2019.

Awards in 35 categories were highly sought after by elite businesses across Victoria and a total of 41 winners were announced. They included achievements in mechanical, auto electrical, and body repairs and restorations; car, motorcycle, commercial vehicle and truck sales; engine reconditioning; tyre retailing; towing; and aftermarket and retail business operations.

Click here to view the VIA 2017 and VIA 2016 past winners

Small Business = 6 or less employees    Large Business = 7 or more employees

BEST AFTERMARKET & RETAIL BUSINESS (Small Business)
Award sponsored by
 Tyrepower Werribee
BEST AFTERMARKET & RETAIL BUSINESS   (Large Business)
Award sponsored by
 
 Roe Motorcycle and Mower
BEST AUTO ELECTRICAL   (Small Business)
Award sponsored by
 Berwick Auto Electrics & Mechanical
BEST AUTO ELECTRICAL   (Large Business)
Award sponsored by
 Lonsdale St Auto Electrics
BEST AUTO RECYCLER   (Large Business)
Award sponsored by
 Total Auto Recyclers
BEST BODY REPAIRER – PASSENGER VEHICLE   (Small Business)
Award sponsored by
 Essendon Panels
BEST BODY REPAIRER – PASSENGER VEHICLE   (Large Business)
Award sponsored by
 Sheen Panel Service Bayswater TIE
 Sheen Panel Service Bulleen
 BEST COMMERCIAL VEHICLE BODY REPAIRER
Award sponsored by
Royans Melbourne
BEST COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DEALER   (Large Business)
Award sponsored by
Hallam Truck Centre
BEST ENGINE RECONDITIONER (Small Business)
Award sponsored by
 Hopper’s Express Cylinder Heads
 BEST ENGINE RECONDITIONER (Large Business)
Award sponsored by
 Orger Engines
 BEST FARM MACHINERY DEALER   (Large Business)
 Award sponsored by
 Agpower & Transport
 BEST GENERAL MEMBER BUSINESS   (Small Business)
Award sponsored by
 Tyrepower Werribee
 BEST GENERAL MEMBER BUSINESS   (Large Business)
Award sponsored by
 Frankston Toyota
BEST HEAVY TOWING (HTT) OPERATOR – STATEWIDE
 Award sponsored by
 Complete Body Craft
 BEST MECHANICAL, HEAVY VEHICLE   (Small Business)
Award sponsored by
 Northern Fleet
 BEST MECHANICAL, HEAVY VEHICLE   (Large Business)
 Award sponsored by
 Hallam Truck Centre
 BEST MECHANICAL, LIGHT VEHICLE – METRO   (Small Business)
 Award sponsored by
 Berwick Auto Electrics & Mechanical
 BEST MECHANICAL, LIGHT VEHICLE – METRO   (Large Business)
 Award sponsored by
 Frankston Toyota
 BEST MECHANICAL, LIGHT VEHICLE – REGIONAL (Small Business)
 Award sponsored by
 Drive Safe Service Centre
 BEST MECHANICAL, LIGHT VEHICLE – REGIONAL (Large Business)
 Award sponsored by
 Always There Automotive
 BEST METRO ACCIDENT (ALLOCATED) TOWING OPERATOR
 Award sponsored by
 MackTow
 BEST MOTORCYCLE DEALER   (Large Business)
 Award sponsored by
 A1 Motorcycles
 BEST NEW CAR DEALER   (Large Business)
 Award sponsored by
 Frankston Toyota
 BEST PARTS / COMPONENT MANUFACTURER
 Award sponsored by
 Frank’s Engineering
 BEST REGIONAL ACCIDENT TOWING OPERATOR
 Award sponsored by
 Complete Body Craft
 BEST RESTORATION PROJECT (Overall)
 Beverford Motors
 BEST RESTORATION PROJECT (Body)
CAARS Smash Repairs
 BEST RESTORATION PROJECT (Mechanical)
Up The Creek Workshop
 BEST SERVICE STATION & CONVENIENCE STORE   (Small Business)
 Award sponsored by
 Caltex Star Mart Albert Park TIE
 Diamond Creek Self Serve
 BEST TRADE TOWING OPERATOR – STATEWIDE
 Award sponsored by
 Complete Body Craft
 BEST TYRE DEALER   (Small Business)
 Award sponsored by
 Tyrepower Werribee
 BEST TYRE DEALER   (Large Business)
 Award sponsored by
 Regional Tyre Service
 BEST USED CAR DEALER   (Small Business)
 Award sponsored by
 Boulevard Motors
 BEST USED CAR DEALER   (Large Business)
 Award sponsored by
 Melbourne’s Cheapest Cars
 BEST UNSUNG HERO AWARD
 A total of three (3) awards to be presented for this category
COMPANY NAME NOMINEE
 Berwick Auto Electrics & Mechanical  Anne Beck
 HM GEM Engines  Bruce Parker
 Wishart Auto Tech  Stuart Wishart
 BEST UNSUNG HERO – WOMEN IN SMALL BUSINESS* AWARD
(*less than 20 employees)
Award sponsored by
 
 COMPANY NAME NOMINEE
 Ballarat Car Sales  Rebecca Lewis
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