About

Staff Profiles


John Penlington- Director and Dealer Principal

After completing his HSC he worked in a smash shop and at nineteen he was regularly competing in his RX3 in various club track events. John always had an interest in cars and at the age of 21 he had owned 21 cars including numerous race cars. Later he progressed into a RX7 Series V Turbo which he raced before discovering the superior virtues of the Nissan Camp.

John has always been involved with cars, whether it was panel beating, spray painting or general minor mechanical repairs. His interests lie primarily with speed and he has owned 16 stand up jet ski's all modified. He also enjoys surfing, sailing, fishing, snow skiing, competition squash and go-karting. His main passion and interest is modifying and improving sports cars and making them aerodynamically efficient, improve braking, suspension and power. He enjoys racing cars at club events or UAS open track days.

John's role as Managing Director includes overseeing and co-ordinating all facets of the business. He liaises with suppliers and he sources new product. John is often found in the UAS workshop developing and testing new product for cars. He is also involved in increasing UAS trade customer base, as UAS has developed into an advisory and parts supplier for Japanese imports, specialising in Nissans.

John first started importing 300ZX Twin Turbo's back in 1995, being amongst the first 300ZXTT's in Australia. Later UAS was one of the first with the R32 and R33 GTS-T and GTR's. He has been involved from the very start in developing aerodynamic body kits and various other parts for Japanese imports. 

His favourite car is the 300ZXTT Z32 that as built up to 2001 in Japan. John and his team of mechanics have discovered the pitfalls over the years and hence have rectified and now build on experience.

John's car is a Zed TT heavily modified and used as a test car for many of UAS's current and future products. John's 300ZX is constantly being modified in the workshop. To see the modifications made to his car through the years and to see the most recent changes being made see the Project Unique Zed pages in the Gallery.

John's Mission Statement for UAS is to have the world's best onestop styling and performance shop specialising in Japanese Imports.


Jane Penlington- Sales and Admin


Qualifications:
Bachelor of Business with Distinction.
Seven years as Development Manager with Lend Lease.
Jane has been the part time accounts manager of the business since 1997. In 2010 Jane took over the Sales role in addition to her account and admin responsibilities.

Jane drives a Jaguar Sovereign 1997. Which she loves.


Ben Sindjelic- Motor Mechanic


Qualifications:
Ben is the Head Mechanic and a Dyno Tuner. He has over 12 years experience on Nissan Cars especially 300ZX, Skyline, GTR and Silvia.  He is arguably the best 300ZX Mechanic in Australia and the most experienced. He has extensive knowledge in the servicing, diagnosing and repairing of motor vehicles.  

Ben's Car and Motorbike:
Ben's claim to fame is 10.66 quarter at 131.13 mph (WSID) in his MR2, AW11, 1.6 litre with street tyres and lots of clever mods resulting in a power output of 274kw at the wheels.
Ben also enjoys riding dirt bikes on the weekends.