16 August 2021 |

Zac Soutar’s world away from the track

Although racing has been put on pause for the moment in Supercheap Auto TCR Australia, drivers have been kept busy by their 9-5 jobs.

It’s all in the family both on and off the track for Supercheap Auto TCR Australia privateer Zac Soutar as he works at Adams Print in regional Victoria, a company owned by his father Shane and uncle Robert.

“I’m a printer by trade,” said Soutar. “I work full-time in the family printing business, which is Adams Print in Geelong.

“My uncle and dad bought into the business 20 years ago after working in the industry for their whole lives and built off a really cool business down here.

“I was lucky enough to get roped into as well once I had finished school so I’ve been working here for the last four or five years.”

Co-ordinating two of Adams Print’s large printers, Soutar produces a wide variety of items, many of which might be found in the bookshelf at home.

“I run a Heidelberg SM52 printing press, which is two-colour and I also run a Heidelberg XL105 Speedmaster any colour printing press, so I literally spend my days putting ink on paper,” he explained.

“We can print anything that has to do with paper. It could be high-end, high-quality books to children’s books and then anything from business cards, flyers or even docket books.

“As long as paper is somewhere involved along the line, we can print it.”

Event programs have been produced by Adams Print as well as the Little Heroes series of children’s books, but another motor sport flavoured project Soutar highlighted as his favourite.

“We do art catalogues for the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Gallery of Australia,” he continued.

“We actually printed the Scott McLaughlin Road to Redemption book, which was a great little piece and was one of my favourite books to print because I was standing in front of the press looking at race cars all day long!”