Liam recently turned five and requested a remote control car as one of his gifts. It was among his new favorite toys until last week when it became obsolete after our family outing to RIDEMAKERZ. Have you been there? My boys LOVE it. (And by boys, that includes SuperDad.)
If you’re not familiar, RIDEMAKERZ is the place to build and customize your own car. The shop offers everything—numerous body styles, tires, wheels, sounds, motors and accessories for you to hand-select, so your finished ride is uniquely yours. I know this for a fact because Liam chose to build a Camaro which he tricked out with racing tires, gold wheels, jet engines on the side and police lights on top. Definitely (and thankfully) one of a kind.
On the other hand, Harrison fell in love with the entire Disney Pixar Cars series and finally settled on building Lightning McQueen World Grand Prix version from the upcoming Cars 2 movie. (When the helpful shop crew pointed out the shiny paint job and working lights, Harrison decision was made!)
Before accessorizing, my boys built their rides. Each building station is outfitted with a hanging drill and with a rubber pad to protect and secure your car during assembly.
As a Mom, I can appreciate that every step of the building experience was hands-on for my boys. With the assistance of the shop crew members even Harrison (just 2 years old) worked the drill, snapped on the tires and installed the sound chip. You would think Harrison invented the car with the enthusiasm he has each time he plays with it (numerous times a day) and proceeds to tell the story of how HE built it!
Installing a remote control on your ride is optional, but admittedly, it’s my boys’ favorite feature. After the remote device was installed the boys took their cars for a test spin around the shop. As you can imagine, their navigation skills were shaky at best. Countless crashes later, the rides are still going strong and look brand new. The guys at RIDEMAKERZ told me the cars hold up well… So far so good, yet I’m sure my boys will be testing that statement!
Both Harrison and Liam thought their rides needed turbo engines on top of the hood. The best part about most of the accessories is that they’re magnetic, so they can be easily removed and swapped out.
Before leaving, our rides were safely stored in a box. (That’s one decked out Camaro, yes?)
If you’re looking for a fun experience and gift for Dad, RIDEMAKERZ is offering an in-store promotion: buy one, get one free during Father’s Day Weekend. Check it out here!
I have a feeling our RIDEMAKERZ cars will continue to rack up some serious mileage—especially with SuperDad this Father’s Day weekend!