Gas-powered cars will soon be replaced by electric cars, which will be replaced by two-person motorcycles powered by nightmares. Catch some combustion-engine action while you can with today's Groupon: for $279, you get a half-day stunt-driving experience at Wings and Slicks, with locations in Bowmanville and Grand Bend (a $699 value).
Wings and Slicks' professional instructors pass on heart-pumping tutelage during half-day stunt-driving experiences. The adrenalin-packed afternoon commences with a classroom session during which students learn basic driving tips, safety rules, and sweat-gland locations before breaking into small groups of four per instructor. During the four-hour speed school, drivers commandeer automatic-transmission sedans through a variety of as-seen-on-TV stunts including slalom course runs, throttle steering, hand-brake 180-degree turns, reverse 180-degree spins, and accident avoidance. Each stunt is demonstrated by the instructor first before car captains get at least four attempts at the manoeuvre. Skirt and swerve on the open track⎯which boasts slippery surfaces to aid in skidding and spinning⎯to live out your favourite Hollywood chase or trip to the post office. The centre’s speed specialists recommend wearing light, comfortable clothing, and each speedometer-testing session takes place rain or shine.
Wings & Slicks
Wings & Slicks' professional instructors pass on heart-pumping tutelage during stunt-driving and formula-car-racing experiences in the United States and Canada. The pro drivers impart pupils with the skills needed to execute a variety of as-seen-on-TV stunts, including slalom-course runs and reverse 180-degree spins, or to navigate the track in a Formula 2000 car capable of going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds. Each once-in-a-lifetime adventure revs up adrenalin levels while prioritizing safety; every experience begins with a lesson and includes protective equipment. Wings & Slicks, which was recently featured in a The Globe and Mail story, also baits competitive edges with timed events that pit drivers head-to-head in a test of dexterity, skill, and not closing one’s eyes during the hard parts.