News Archive

Women in Smash Repair

Britt Scott, VIC
We have had a great response to our women in and will be selecting two winners from the women nominated so far next issue.

Blueprinting best practice

I-CAR CEO Richard Pratt examines best practice for blueprinting, which has the advantage of eliminating supplementaries, improving repair quality and speeding up repair cycle time.

Getting on with Google Places

Paul Whelan Carisbrook Collision SA
Mike Jay started your social media engine last issue and now invites you to the starting line, using search engine marketing (SEM) on Google Places.

Californian Smash makeover

Paint & Panel follows the transformation of Californian Smash Repairs in Sydney's Botany, owned by Ralph Petrone and Rocky Leuzzi.

VACC continues public awareness campaign

VACC Executive Director, David Purchase.
VACC has created a hard-hitting advertising campaign to educate the public about the car insurance market.

A whole new look on the green

Forget about old-fashioned, rickety golf carts and embrace the Mercedes-Benz Vision.

Macho, macho man. Get a macho pram.

What can be more manly than taking care of your own child? Pushing them around in a big, bad man-pram, apparently.

Custom wrecks

Miniature wrecks that look unloved, abandoned and totally realistic.

Two sides of the same coin

What do you mean you can't fix my car? You can't do any worse than my assessor!
Our regular insight over the other side of the fence by an insurance claims assessor.

Smashing partnership

Vaughn Pappin and Martin Riseley in bright reception with strong branding and mission statement.
Vaughn Pappin and Martin Riseley have merged their businesses and now own 11 smash repair shops that span three states. Sam Street met with the duo at their purpose-built rapid repair facility in Sydney’s Seven Hills to ask about the pros and cons...
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