Special Reports

I-CAR Australia – The pre-eminent training provider to the collision repair industry

We catch up with I-CAR Australia’s “founding fathers”, David Newton-Ross and Richard Pratt to reflect on how it all began, and hear from Chairman Steve Bubulj and Director OEM and Industry Relations Jason Trewin about the plans for the...
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Marketing fundamentals

International Marketeer Barry Edney shares his expertise as he begins a short series on the importance of marketing your business, commencing with the fundamentals of marketing.
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The thrill of the Hunt

The wildest man in the history of formula one racing, James Hunt’s matinee idol looks and devilish swagger turned him into one of the greatest symbols of motoring machismo in his time, and he did everything in his power...
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Resto My Ride

We catch up with Declan McKearney of Resto’s and Rods Garage to discuss the progress of his latest TV project, Resto My Ride, now broadcast in the USA.
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Survival of the “Fixest” – Stuart Faid

We caught up with Fix Auto’s Stuart Faid and his franchisees to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the network now that there are signs that the industry is beginning its long road to recovery.
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Plastfix celebrates its first five years

As Plastfix celebrated its 5th anniversary, I asked CEO Mario Dimovski what inspired him to create the business.
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Standout cars from Summernats Part 2

We pick up where we left off last month and bring you the second part of the Top 15 cars of Summernats. These are not necessarily the top judged cars, and they do not meet any particular standard. They...
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Standout cars from Summernats Part 1

With the current stay at home deal and no events, I thought I would reflect on 33 years of Summernats and come up with 15 standout cars. They are not necessarily the top judged, nor do they meet any...
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It takes 2K to really tango

In 2018, PPG acquired SEM Products and opened it up to their global network. The Australasia region was the first to take advantage of the opportunity. On his second visit Down Under, we caught up with Tom Widmer, National...
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Data analytics: has it ever been more important?

Consumers in the UK, thanks to big data, are far better informed about where to buy financial services from car insurance to savings and pension products. Likewise, access to rich data helps insurers position themselves as personalisation and self-service...
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