2019 VIA Finalists

Congratulations to the 2019 VACC Industry Award Finalists!

The VACC Industry Awards category winners will be announced at a black tie gala evening, featuring master of ceremonies, Larry Emdur and a string of top-notch entertainers, on Saturday, 22 June at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne. 

Finalists secure your VIA Gala Dinner seats. Buy tickets now!

Finalist names are listed in alphabetical order within each Award category.

Finalists: To download the Finalist Logo specific to your category, click on the Award Category heading. A new window wll open, right click on the image and click "Save Image". Click here to download a generic VIA 2019 Finalists Logo.

Small Business = 6 or less employees    Large Business = 7 or more employees
"Best New Car Dealer" category exempt from above: Small Business = 24 or less  Large Business = 25 or more

 Best Aftermarket & Retail Business (Small)

 Frank's Engineering
 Piranha Off Road Products




 Best Aftermarket & Retail Business (Large)

 Bond Batteries
 Dynamic Wheel Co




 Best Auto Electrical (Small)
 Award sponsored by: 

 Berwick Auto Electrics & Mechanical
 Cranbourne Auto Electrical & Mechanical
 Cohuna Auto Electrical & Air Conditioning




 Best Auto Electrical (Large)
 Award sponsored by: 

 K&M Automotive 4x4
 Lonsdale Street Auto Electrics







 Best Auto Recycler

 First Auto Parts Plus




  Best Body Repairer  Passenger Vehicle (Small)

 CAARS Smash Repairs
 Dunkley Panels
 Essendon Panels
 Europanels EP
 Showroom Finish Smash Repairs





 Best Body Repairer  Passenger Vehicle (Large)

 Complete Body Craft
 Cranbourne Body Works
 Geelong Smash Repairs
 Lyons Body Works
 Prossers Panel Beating
 Sheen Panel Service Bayswater
 Sheen Panel Service Bulleen
 Sheen Panel Service Frankston
 Sheen Panel Service South Melbourne
 Super Tek Collision Repairs








 Best Business Woman in Automotive
 Award sponsored by:

 Rebecca Lewis, Ballarat Car Sales
 Rebecca Purtill, CAARS Smash Repairs
 Debbie Iverach, Complete Truck Bodies
 Michelle Ferbrache, Essendon Panels
 Andrea Matthews, The Garage Woodend








 Best Commercial Vehicle Body Repairer

 Complete Truck Bodies
 Royans Melbourne




 Best Commercial Vehicle Dealer (Large)

 3 Point Motors Mercedes-Benz
 Hallam Truck Centre




 Best Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer

 Complete Truck Bodies
 Norden Body Works




 Best Engine Reconditioner (Small)

 Head Stud Developments
 Hoppers Express Cylinder Heads




 Best Engine Reconditioner (Large)

 HM GEM Engines
 Orger Engines




 Best Farm Machinery Dealer (Large)

 Agpower & Transport
 Phillips Farm Machinery
 Rhys Evans





 Best Heavy Towing (HTT) Operator – Statewide

 Complete Body Craft
 Eagle Towing & Salvage





 Best Mechanical – Light Engines (motorcycle, powered engines & marine) (Large)

 A1 Motorcycles
 Motorcycle Land Ballarat
 Rhys Evans






 Best Mechanical – Heavy Vehicle
 Award sponsored by:  
 Hallam Truck Centre
 Northern Fleet Care
 Truck & Compaction Services







 Best Mechanical Light Vehicle – Metro New Car Dealer
 Award sponsored by:  

 Frankston Toyota
 Mornington Mitsubishi & Isuzu Ute






 Best Mechanical Light Vehicle – Metro (Small)                                         Award sponsored by: 

 Advanced Brake & Clutch
 Allpoint Automotive
 B & L Automotive
 Berwick Auto Electrics & Mechanical
 Mauceri Motors
 Montmorency Service Centre
 Moving Motors
 Ringwood Auto Tech
 S & D Car Care
 Stop&Go Brake and Service Centre
 Top Choice Mechanical Repairs













 Best Mechanical Light Vehicle – Metro (Large)                                         Award sponsored by:  

 Alpheys Garage
 BM Tech








 Best Mechanical Light Vehicle – Regional (Small)
 Award sponsored by: 

 Drive Safe Service Centre
 Forbes & Summers
 Geelong Performance Centre
 GEL Motors
 Golden Plains Mechanical
 Harris Automotive
 Highbridge Motors
 McPherson's Bendigo
 Raywood Motors
 S.J.R Automotive
 Sandhurst Automotive











 Best Mechanical Light Vehicle – Regional (Large)
 Award sponsored by: 


 Always There Automotive
 Echuca Service Centre & 4X4
 Mr Brakes-Bosch Car Service Centre








 Best Metro Accident (allocated) Towing Operator

 Code 12 Towing
 Sheen Group Towing





 Best Motorcycle Dealer (Large)

 A1 Motorcycles
 Motorcycle Land Ballarat




 Best New Car Dealer

 Carworks - Ballarat Renault
 Frankston Toyota
 Mornington Mitsubishi & Isuzu Ute





 Best Parts/Component Manufacturer

 Frank's Engineering
 Piranha Off Road Products





 Best Regional Accident Towing Operator

 Geelong Accident Towing & Recovery Centre
 Geelong Towing Service
 Prossers Panel Beating





 Best Restoration Project                                                                               Body, Mechanical, Overall

 Alpheys Garage
 CAARS Smash Repairs
 Catocraft Auto





 Best Service Station & Convenience Store (Small)

 Caltex Star Mart Albert Park
 Raywood Motors





 Best Trade Towing Operator - Statewide

 Code 12 Towing
 Geelong Towing Service





 Best Tyre Dealer
 Melton Total Car Care Centre
 Regional Tyre Service
 Sandhurst Automotive
 Tyrepower Werribee






 Best Used Car Dealer (Small)

 Ballarat Car Sales
 Boulevard Motors
 Cardirect Motor Brokers





 Best Used Car Dealer (Large)

 3 Point Motors Mercedes-Benz
 Carworks - Ballarat Renault
 Echuca Service Centre & 4X4
 Lorbek Luxury Cars






 Unsung Hero Award (nominees)

 3 Point Motors Mercedes-Benz  Alf Buccella
 Azzi & Nusser Service Centre  Kevin Sutherland
 Ballarat Car Sales  Rebecca Lewis
 Complete Truck Bodies  Debbie Iverach
 Cranbourne Body Works  Colin Greenway
 Frank's Engineering  Frank Parisi
 Royans Melbourne  Graeme Sharp
 Sheen Panel Service South Melbourne  Jenny D'Cruz










 Young Entrepreneur of the Year

 Essendon Panels  Michelle Ferbrache
 Ringwood Auto Tech  James Phillips
 Saabwreck - MERC4WD   Harrison Imrie
 Xifa Bayati  Tony Diep