The annual VACC Industry Awards program was instituted by the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce, the peak body for the state’s automotive industry, in 2016. “High standards are important to the automotive industry, so the VACC Industry Awards were initiated to recognise and promote those businesses who reach high, attain and sustain business excellence.” (VACC Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Gwilym).

In 2019, awards were contested in over 50 categories including mechanical and body repair, motorcycle, commercial vehicle and farm machinery sales, tyre retailing, service station and convenience store operations, auto recycling, towing, engine reconditioning, parts and component manufacturing, aftermarket and retail business operations.

Geelong Smash Repairs were amongst the finalists for the Best Body Repairer Passenger Vehicle in the Large Business catagory.