Luxurious automotive puzzle stacker to be constructed on Sunshine Coast for downsizers and their ‘toys’

A decade in the past, self-professed automotive fanatic Chris Rodgers had an concept to construct a gleaming storage full of row upon row of luxurious autos.

The property developer’s dream is now taking form on the Sunshine Coast with building of a multi-storey automobile puzzle stacker, believed to be the primary of its variety in Australia.

The stacker will probably be 5 storeys excessive and, as a automobile is moved in or out, the entire vehicles will change positions in a mechanised system.

Mr Rodgers mentioned it will maintain 31 vehicles and was going to be “fairly thrilling”.  

“You are dialling your quantity in and your automotive bodily puzzles right down to the underside the place it comes out,” he mentioned. 

“And meaning vehicles will transfer on a weekly foundation when folks use them.

“So once you are available and sit down within the viewing platform, vehicles will probably be in numerous spots on a regular basis.”

It’s a part of a $7.5 million, 11-unit industrial growth in Aura Enterprise Park, which could have a deal with prime finish auto companies. 

Man in a black shirt and jeans, standing beside a black corvette
Chris Rodgers is planning to cater for fellow automotive lovers together with his storage.(ABC Sunshine Coast: Jessica Ross)

Mr Rodgers, a director at Yindi Holdings, mentioned the luxurious automotive storage was being marketed in the direction of downsizers who had run out of room for his or her “toys”.

“Or they’re form of in a tin shed someplace and it is probably not the very best surroundings to retailer them in.”

Concept born within the USA

Mr Rodgers mentioned the thought was impressed throughout a go to to the USA.

“We noticed an analogous idea over in Houston … about 10, 12 years in the past, and thought, ‘That is the kind of growth that we wish to construct Australia’,” he mentioned.

“There had been not less than 200, perhaps 150 vehicles saved in there, so yeah, [it was] fairly substantial.”

A black corvette car parked outside a construction site
Work is underway on the website for the high-end automotive precinct.(ABC Sunshine Coast: Jessica Ross)

However Mr Rodgers and his enterprise companions determined to start out with extra a modest method.

“We thought, if we construct one right here first and we simply do it a little bit boutique, then that may take a look at the waters,” he mentioned.

“We would wish to increase it into different states and different areas as nicely.

“So that is form of our take a look at mannequin.”

Three rows of luxury cars stacked up in a garage
The puzzle stacker will home 31 luxurious autos and embody assembly areas.(Provided: Yindi Holdings Pty Ltd)

Shopping for ‘factories’ to retailer vehicles

Roadrunner Automotive Membership president Graeme Block may see the usefulness of such a growth, together with his members usually struggling to search out area for his or her assortment.

“I do know individuals who purchase factories to retailer them … which is an costly train,” he mentioned.

“So if someone’s offering the type of storage that’s extremely safe, so that worthwhile vehicles are protected, there could be a market there for it.”

He mentioned folks had collections of vehicles that most of the people by no means noticed.

“You would be stunned the variety of vehicles you by no means see,” Mr Block mentioned.

Man in black shirt outside, standing next to black Porche
Roadrunners Automotive Membership president Graeme Block says house owners are all the time searching for protected garages.(Provided: Graeme Block)

Mr Rodgers mentioned the ability would come with assembly rooms for native automotive membership members to make use of.

“And that’s sharing these pursuits with reference as to if it is a high-end unique automotive, or it is an vintage automotive, muscle automotive,” he mentioned.

“There’s undoubtedly fairly a big group of automotive lovers on the coast and that is simply going to be a small assist for that entire group.”

The event is because of open early subsequent 12 months.

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