The Tasmanian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (TACC) has served the automotive industry in Tasmania since 1928.

There had always been a long standing and mutually supportive relationship between TACC and the Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC).

TACC successfully lobbied state government on behalf of members for many years, but times were changing and in 1999 TACC and VACC were amalgamated. This merger offered members a more diverse range of services, while still maintaining a Tasmanian perspective on local issues.

Today we are dedicated to the promotion, representation and preservation of member businesses to local, state and federal governments, as well as the media, consumers and the community.

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Chair:  Michael Grubb, Specialist Auto Hobart
Vice-Chair:  Terry Bienefelt, Motors Derwent Park

Mark Cooper, Cooper Automotive Mornington
Larry Eaton, Motorworks Motorcycles
Stuart Guy, FT Guy Bodyworks Pty Ltd
Peter Killick, B Select Moonah
Roger White, Specialist Car Centre

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THE GRILLE podcast: Shane Jacobson, Greg Rust join VACC

10 August 2021

Introducing THE GRILLE, a new automotive industry podcast hosted by Greg Rust, Shane Jacobson and VACC CEO, Geoff Gwilym.

The first episode is available now and includes a special guest interview with UK motoring personality, Jeremy Clarkson.

Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, LiSTNR or the VACC website.

Published monthly, each episode will feature news and views about the state of Australia’s automotive industry, as well as an interview with a famous motoring personality.

In the midst of all the noise out there, THE GRILLE is proudly different. Boasting the best and most knowledgeable hosts, with quality content and high production values, the show is set to become a favourite among automotive professionals, motoring enthusiasts, and motorsport fans.

Greg Rust – one of Australia’s best-known motorsport journalists and commentators with years of experience behind the microphone and in front of the camera – takes the driver’s seat.

“We just felt like there was a gap in the automotive space for this type of show. Plenty of people talk about automotive in panel style discussions but we wanted a podcast with an almost FM radio program feel about it.. pacey and fun but, importantly, with authority. Having such a respected industry commentator like Geoff Gwilym on board, and the resources and know-how available to VACC, really gives THE GRILLE a point of difference. And when they told me my old mate Shane Jacobson was on-board I just had to be part of it. He’s got this proper, deep enthusiasm for cars and bikes that is infectious and, as you know, he lives life with a laugh so that’s a bit of a mantra that underpins THE GRILLE,” said Greg.

Joining Greg is Shane Jacobson, an immediately identifiable and well-loved actor, presenter, and knowledgeable automotive enthusiast with fuel coursing through his veins.

“It’s such a rare thrill to be working with the best in the business, and THE GRILLE team really is the best. Greg Rust is so knowledgeable and well-connected within the automotive world, and Geoff Gwilym is the go-to guy for industry comment. What he doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing. I’m really geared up for THE GRILLE. Talking all things automotive? Try to stop me,” said Shane.

Bringing rigour and a business perspective, VACC CEO Geoff Gwilym is a respected automotive professional with decades of industry experience.

“There’s a good reason for teaming up with Greg Rust and Shane Jacobson for THE GRILLE. We completely understand there are two components to a good podcast. One is great content, delivered in an authoritative way. The other essential element is entertainment. THE GRILLE delivers both,” said Geoff.

Subscribe to THE GRILLE now, visit: or listen via your favourite hosting platform.

Special thanks to THE GRILLE naming rights sponsor, Bendix and advertising partner, DENSO.

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