CoolDrive Auto Parts founder John Blanchard Senior (pictured below) was inducted into the Australian Auto Aftermarket Association Hall of Fame. In his acceptance speech, JB Senior singled out VASA director Robert Picone, his first recruit, as being instrumental in CoolDrive’s success.
Redarc Electronics picked up its third consecutive Gold Award for Excellence in Manufacturing, as well as the Gold Award for Most Innovative New Aftermarket Product in the 4WD category for the 50 Amp DC-DC in-vehicle battery charger and the Bronze Award for Excellence in Export. Pictured below: Robert Chadwick, Tennille Reed, Anthony Kittel, Ben Marsh and Tim Chivers.
Hella Australia won the Most Innovative New Servicing Product award in the Tools & Equipment category with its Hella Gutmann Solutions CSC Tool, which tests and calibrates modern driving assistance systems (pictured below).