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Store profile: Capalaba


It’s time again to proifle our store for the month, Capabala in Brisbane in sunny Queensland. We spoke to store owner (and part-time actor!) Sam Merenda.

1. Store

Pedders Suspension Capabala

2. Name

Sam Merenda

3 Nickname?


4. Years/months you have been running this Pedders store

27 Years as owner plus 2 years as a technician/Manager of Pedders Slacks Creek.

5. What makes this a great Pedders store?

I believe it’s the fact that I’m a perfectionist in everything I do, and I oversee the workshop and make sure that every car that goes out is 100%. I have a saying in my workshop that perfection is only just good enough. I believe I have outstanding customer service.

I have two staff members. Lawson is my 2IC/Technician, nicknamed Princess, who drives one of my old cars a Black Lexus IS200. The second technician’s name is Tyron, and he’s a mad 4-wheel driver with an 80 Series 6 inch lift.

They are both 26 years of age and have been with me for a year and are best mates.

6. Hobbies/interests 

Riding my Harley and acting.

7. Current car 

VZ Commodore Wagon

8. Dream car   

Lamborghini Gallardo.

To get in touch with the Capabala store, contact Spider, Princess and Tyron on 07 3390 2688 or email