Cape Coral hobby shop preparing to open indoor RC park

Reporter: Zach Oliveri Writer: Matthew Seaver
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Caloosa Trains and Hobbies R/C Park Pit Shop sign (Credit: WINK News)

An indoor remote-controlled racing park is coming to Cape Coral thanks to the Southwest Florida hobby shop Caloosa Trains and Hobbies.

The owner of Caloosa Trains and Hobbies said the new RC park is something racers asked for.

Indoor RC track at the Caloosa Trains and Hobbies R/C park. (Credit: WINK News)

In just a month, RC cars will be zipping around the indoor race track that is part of the nearly 10,000 square-foot Caloosa Trains and Hobbies R/C Park off Pine Island Road in Cape Coral.

“We have to find something for these kids that’s positive you know. Nothing else really matters. You know what I mean we need to find activities for them to expand and progressing instead of just getting stagnant and getting into trouble,” said Vincent Stephen, owner of Caloosa Trains and Hobbies.

That’s what Stephen wants out of the space. He wants to address what he feels is a need in the city; a place for kids to have fun.

Once Stephen puts his mind to something, “Five minutes. I mean, I’m not kidding. Once I made up my mind up to do something I just do it.”

Stephen and his team moved quickly to get the space ready because, with the summer heat, racers want a comfortable place to escape the sun.

“You don’t want to be out there even for a half an hour trying to race. It’s not fun. We do it because that’s all that’s available,” said Stephen.

RC cars at the Caloosa Trains and Hobbies R/C Park. (Credit: WINK News)

With all the extra space at the RC park, racers of all ages can do almost anything they want with a drift track, crawler course, and even drag racing outdoors.

“There’s no other places I’ve heard of or seen that has all of it. I think there’s going to be a lot of people traveling around the state to come down here for the races,” said Dominic Amoroso of Cape Coral.

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