Former VACC President and owner of the famous Max Kirwan Mazda, Max Kirwan Snr OAM sadly passed away late last month. Mr Kirwan was an active member in the automotive industry and his list of achievements representing the interests of franchised Dealers is extensive, continuing right through to his passing, when he was still lending his experience and knowledge to the Victorian Automobile Dealers Association on various advocacy projects. Max lead a fulfilling and eventful life and his journey and accomplishments are quite literally enough to fill a book, which occurred in 2013 with the publication of Good One Max which chronicled Max’s remarkable life.
Max was also known to many outside the automotive industry for his contributions to the community which included his significant work in the sport of water skiing, for which he was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Max will be missed by many, and our condolences go out to his family and friends.