Ultimate Army & Fire Service Driving Experience

Bicester Heritage Centre, Oxfordshire
REF: SWHOG1

  • Drive tanks, trucks & fire engines 
  • Takes place at Bicester Heritage
  • A Green Goddess passenger ride
  • These are all genuine ex-Service vehicles


 

What's Included

  • Drive a Scorpion tank and take along a friend to fire the gun
  • Drive DAF and MAN army trucks
  • Drive a Dennis Sabre Fire Engine taking a passenger
  • Drive an Armoured Land Rover
  • Passenger ride for you and your guest in a 1956 Bedford Green Goddess to finish
  • Each driving session will be between 20-30 minutes
  • Choose the 'two driver' option and you both get to drive and both get to try firing the gun and riding as a passenger
  • Complimentary premium gift packaging from Into The Blue

What Can I Expect

This is the ultimate Army and Fire Service driving experience. That's why they call it ‘The Whole Hog'! You will literally be driving everything they've got in the garage at this driving centre based out of Bicester Heritage. It's going to be one heck of a day for you and a mate!

All the vehicles you will be driving are Army and Fire Service related. All have served their time. And now, having been demobbed, they enjoy a new civilian life at the brilliant Bicester Heritage, itself an historic ex-RAF base. 

If full-tracked is your thing, you will love the Scorpion. This is the sportiest of sporty tanks. Light, yet well-armed, this tank holds the Guinness World Record for speed, easily clocking up over 82km/h - fully loaded! Whilst you're at the helm, your tank comrade will be firing the gun. Not for real, of course, but it will make a cracking noise and give you plenty of smoke, so you know when you've hit the target!

Continuing with the military theme, you'll be driving a DAF and a MAN army truck. This duo has an age gap of 20-odd years, so you can experience how things have progressed in that time.  The MN is a modern-day British Army load carrier and Bicester is the only place in the country you can drive one of these!

Then there's Land Rover driving. But look closely. This isn't your bog-standard 4x4. This is an armoured Landy! It's even more rugged, more capable and more fun to drive than your usual Defender.

Next a change of watch to the Fire Service, which leads you to drive a Dennis Sabre (the best of the best!). These engines are massive machines and they are really cool to drive.

Last, but definitely not least, you and your army and fire service driving day buddy will be treated to a passenger ride in the legend that is the Green Goddess. The Bedford RLHZ Self Propelled Pump, to give this verdant fire engine its proper name, was an integral part of the Auxiliary Fire Service and is much loved still to this day!

Availability

  • Selected weekday and weekend dates
  • Dates and session times are subject to availability

Please Note:

  • Due to popularity it is recommended you book well in advance to avoid disappointment, weekends especially get booked up very quickly
  • New vehicles to be added for 2024

Location

  • Bicester Heritage Centre, Oxfordshire

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 18 for driving (full driving licence required)
  • Minimum age 10 for the passenger/guest
  • Height restrictions: Minimum 4ft 6ins, maximum 6ft 4ins
  • Participants should have a good, general firness level and be able to climb in and out of the vehicle
  • Not suitable for those with epilepsy, heart complaints or during pregnancy

Spectators

  • Spectators are welcome

Anything Else

  • Suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear should be worn
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