Rev up for city's youth

GETTING bored kids away from the computer was one aim behind a new slot car store.

Owner of Albury’s Revhead Slot Cars Martin Hendriks said he wanted to give young people, including his son Oliver, something to do.

Proving just as popular with the adults as the kids, the Dean Street store only opened on Saturday but already has two children’s parties and a men’s group gathering booked in.

“There isn’t really much to do except go to the cinema and to Intencity,” Oliver, 14, said.

“For most of my friends they don’t really do much in the holidays, most of them don’t really do anything, they just go to the cinema.”

Mr Hendriks said slot cars was an activity for all the family and hoped it would move kids away from video games and in to social environments.

“This way they can actually participate, they can develop good hand-eye co-ordination and play with their family or friends,” he said.

It costs $10 for 30 minutes to hire one of two tracks, which hold either eight or six cars at a time, or $7 if you bring your own car.

Revhead Slot Cars is at 486 Dean Street, Albury, and is open 10am to 6pm, seven days a week during the school holidays.

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