Sterling work by Skakel & Skakel

Edinburgh-based Skakel & Skakel has designed a vintage car attraction for furniture retailer Sterling opening at the end of August, which aims to make out-of-town shopping more exciting for ‘reluctant partners’ and ‘bored kids’.

Edinburgh-based Skakel & Skakel has designed a vintage car attraction for furniture retailer Sterling opening at the end of August, which aims to make out-of-town shopping more exciting for ‘reluctant partners’ and ‘bored kids’.

Motormania, a 1114m2 exhibition centre, will showcase 16 classic cars from the family-run company’s 50-strong private collection – including a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 and 1953 Cadillac Eldorado – at its retail outlet in Tillicoultry near Stirling.

More ‘hands-on’ attractions include a 60m-long, six-lane wide Scalextric circuit and a radiocontrolled monster truck rally pit.

Widening the appeal of the site is a ‘symbiotic’ process that will increase visitors to the shopping centre while positioning Motormania as a leisure destination in its own right, says Skakel & Skakel managing director Richard Skakel.

‘With most families or couples, there’s one person who really enjoys the out-of-town shopping experience and someone who’s just coming along,’ Skakel adds. ‘This attraction is intended to appeal to those reluctant partners and bored kids.

‘We’ve done a number of interpretative projects with a cultural or educational angle, but this is just about having fun.’

The main space for the interactive games will comprise dramatic lighting, large format video and graphite and metallic walls.

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