BodyShop News Publications Pty Ltd
managing director, Michel Albert Malik
has been a motoring journalist since the 80s, writing articles about modified or restored cars. His full-time involvement in the body shop industry started in 1996 when he assumed the editorial chair at Australasian Paint & Panel
In July 2000, Michel
decided to raise the bar and create the finest automotive trade magazine in Australia – Australian BodyShop News.
Seven years on Michel
launched the English-language BodyShop News Asia
targeting the market of the ASEAN countries.Michel
is also a founding and current publisher partner of the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS
In August 2008, Michel
staged the extremely successful first IBIS Regional
in Australia at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.Michel
has presented and spoken at various events, such as NACE
is also a member of the select International Jury for Innovation at the biennale EquipAuto
also produces and presents a weekly motoring programme – The World on Wheels
– broadcast on radio station 2GLF 89.3 in Sydney and throughout the world on www.893fm.com.au
. The programme will celebrate 15 years on air in August 2011.Michel
enjoys motor racing from both sides of the fence as a spectator and as driver in various rallies and in circuit racing at club level.Michel
has restored and modified many cars throughout the years and has a few ‘toys’ that he tinkers with when he can find some time.BodyShop News Publications Pty Ltd
runs its own private body shop where many tests on new products are independently performed.
2010 saw BodyShop News Publications Pty Ltd
celebrate the 100th issue – March 2010 and ten years of publishing in September 2010.