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August issue out now

August issue out now

David Vinsen has been farewelled by the Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association (VIA) after 20 years as chief executive.

“There have been challenging times and good fun along the way,” he says. Autofile looks back on this time with VIA and finds out what his plans are for the future.

It’s also adieu to Tony Everett, who has been in the industry for 40 years with about half of them as sector manager for dealers at the Motor Trade Association. As an ex-colleague once told him about the industry, “it’s a bit like Hotel California. You can check out but never leave”. Plus: meet Larry Fallowfield, who’s taking over from Everett.

The government’s clean-car policies have impacted the supply of used vehicles over the past financial year, according to Turners Automotive Group. Plus: Geneva Finance and 2 Cheap Cars’ annual reports. 

David Sena is looking to buy Eugene Williams out of 2 Cheap Cars to raise his family trust’s shareholding to about 76 per cent. The deal between the two co-founders is conditional on approval under the Takeovers Code.

Chairman Frank Willett explains the way forward for VIA and its process for recruiting a new chief executive. Plus: new board members and full report of the organisation’s annual meeting.

• The roll-out of the amended vehicle exhaust emissions rule may be delayed slightly as the government puts 77 submissions under the microscope.

• Mike Whiddett talks about winning the exhibition class at one of the world’s most famous hill climbs – Pikes Peak in Colorado.

• Todd Fuller, of AdTorque Edge, explains why hiring an experienced agency can produce great campaign results. 

• And VIA’s Kit Wilkerson is hopping mad about the way public transport is being run. Plus: industry movers, new cars, in-depth statistics and much more.

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