With Shane Jacobson host of 2015 Geelong Revival
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.