Remote-control cars were created by a passionate reality-TV fan who concocted a remote control that transported the television to his location, whether in the bathroom, kitchen, or on the island of Borneo. Reap the benefits of remote-control advances with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get two one-hour remote-control car-racing basic rentals at Basher’s RC Raceway in Palm Beach Gardens (a $42.60 value, including tax). This deal can be used by one person for two hours, or by two people for one hour.
Basher’s RC Raceway's giant indoor clay course invites remote controllers to test finger-steering skills while safely standing above the fray. Included in each rental are a short-course truck, up to three batteries, and as many races as you can fit in per hour. Selected cars roam the twisty road course, jumping from hill to hill and battling centrifugal force on sharp turns. Remotely located drivers control their avatars from the open area surrounding the course, where they can sit on barstools or shout racing lingo from the elevated balcony, such as “I’m loose in turn 3” or “My car’s faster than a giraffe at a giraffe-racing convention.”
Thirsty thumb chauffeurs can park their fenders at the lounge overlooking the course and grab a drink to toast to victory or to pour on their opponent in humiliating defeat. Groupon holders also have the option of tacking on an additional hour at 30% off and loading up on hobby-shop items at 15% off.
Basher’s RC Raceway
A miniature clay-racing track is the centerpiece of Basher’s RC Raceway, facilitating races for hobbyists, competitive drivers, and partygoers. The indoor facility’s simulated terrain allows racers to maintain command over their remote-control-operated mini vehicles to stay competitive regardless of inclement weather or impending asteroid impacts. The experts at Basher’s RC Raceway frequently host summer camps to teach young hobbyists the basics of RC-car handling, and they also rent out the facility for birthdays with organized races, food in private party rooms, and press conferences with the tiny drivers in each car.