With Shane Ja­cob­son host of 2015 Gee­long Re­vival

Geelong Advertiser - Motoring - - GEELONG -

Po­si­tion: Ac­tor

How long in the in­dus­try: I started when I was eight.

First job: Pa­per round

First car: TE Cortina

Cur­rent job: Still act­ing, ac­tive ac­tor. Odd­ball’s out at the mo­ment in cine­mas and The Dress­maker.

What are you driv­ing now: I’ve got a few cars. I’ve got an EH Holden that I drive around oc­ca­sion­ally to pick up the pa­per and a cof­fee. They han­dle like all EHs, so quite of­ten you don’t get a chance to read the pa­per and you spill your cof­fee.

I’ve got a HJ Kingswood that was in the film Char­lie Boots that I did with Paul Ho­gan. I’ve had re­stored and that now lives in the Holden Mu­seum Echuca.

My daily drive is V8 six-litre Calais

Best car you’ve driven: Value for money, bang for buck, Nis­san GTR. When you con­sider that around about $170,000

got that sit­ting in traf­fic and you’re sit­ting be­hind the wheel of ef­fec­tively a race car you can drive with­out hav­ing to spend $300,000 or $400,000.

Dream car: I’ve got it. EH Holden, best car in the world.

What is your No. 1 piece of ad­vice for buy­ing a car? Make sure it suits needs. Al­ways take it test drive first. If you’re buy­ing sec­ond hand, to me­chanic you trust and get them to have a look over it.

What has been the best in­no­va­tion you have seen in cars over past five years? A lot of peo­ple try and tell me it’s the park­ing as­sist de­vice that parks car for you. I reckon park car your­self, that’s why you’re called the driver. Imag­ine a com­puter types your own let­ters, they wouldn’t be your own words.

The re­al­ity is I think airbags have been great­est thing, for saving lives. If it can keep some­one alive get to drive an­other day. I’m not say­ing that’s in the last few years, but ... airbags have been the great­est thing into a car. And be­fore that, best in­ven­tion — ever — was V8 en­gine.

Tips on trad­ing your car in? If you want to make a lit­tle bit more money you should try to sell it your­self but life is busy for most peo­ple, so peo­ple tend have do trade-ins.

Not only that, if you’ve got a de­cent car and you’re not try­ing to rip some­one off, can tell them the history of the car, which means the per­son that’s buy­ing gets hear truth about it.

Petrol or diesel and why? Petrol, be­cause all the cars I love run on petrol. But diesel’s very good that’s what trac­tors run trac­tors are what farm­ers use to keep our coun­try go­ing.

Man­ual or au­to­matic and why? Man­ual. Be­cause.

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