Meet the owners – Doug, Sam and Seth
Doug & Sam, Kewarra Beach residents, are both born and bred in Cairns! The husband and wife team, along with their son Seth, understand the importance of safety in your vehicle.
Doug grew up around cars! His childhood was spent living with his Grandad Eddie Chellingworth, who owned Chellingworth Motors on Collins Avenue in Edge Hill. Doug has always worked locally in cairns and has been in the industry for over 20 years.
Doug and Sam decided to start the business in 2012. They have built DC Mechanical Repairs from the ground up, starting with a one-bay shed with just the two of them & Doug’s Dad, to now a company of 9 staff and a one-stop-shop!
Seth helps around the workshop on school holidays, and also works at Autobarn. His passion is his racing. He does competitive karting where he travels Australia to compete in National Championships! You can follow his journey at the DC Motorsport Facebook page.
Doug and Sam are big believers in karma – if they do the right thing, they believe it will come back. They, and their staff, treat everyone how they would want to be treated by being fair and honest!
Here’s a little questionnaire;
What was your first car?
Doug: BJ40 Short Wheel Based Cruiser
Sam: AU Ford Falcon SR
Seth: 1979 Ford Escort
What do you drive now?
Doug: 2018 Toyota Hilux
Sam: Toyota Rav4
Seth: CRG Go Kart
What do you wish you were driving?
Doug: Brand New Toyota Land Cruiser Ute
Sam: Ford Mustang V8
Seth: 2017 Corvette Stingray
Why did you choose to be a mechanic?
Doug: I grew up with my grandad playing with cars
What do you like most about working at DC?
Seth: Being able to work with my parents