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Ultimate Army and Fire Service Driving Experience

Bicester Heritage Centre, Oxfordshire   

  • Drive tanks, trucks & fire engines 
  • Takes place at Bicester Heritage
  • Enlist a buddy to put out fires & fire the gun
  • 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 Alvis RIV Airport Tender taking a passenger to put out the fires for you
  • 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 your hand at putting out the fires, firing the gun and riding as a passenger

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 ex-RAF. They are all ready and revved up waiting for you to take them for a spin.

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 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 the British Army's current load carrier and Bicester is the only place in the country you can drive one of these!

A change of watch to the Fire Service leads you to drive both a Dennis Sabre (the best of the best!) and an Alvis Fire Tender, which were used at military airports across the world. Both are massive machines and they are really cool to drive. You’ll need to enlist help for the Alvis experience, as your crew mate will be called on to put a fire out using both the massive capacity, roof mounted monitor and the smaller, high pressure side hoses!

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 it’s proper name, was an integral part of the Auxiliary Fire Service and is much loved still to this day!


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


  • 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 are welcome

Anything Else

  • Suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear should be worn
ultimate tank driving
Ultimate Army and Fire Service Driving Experience
'The Whole Hog' Experience for Two - 1 Driver Option
Total Price£429.00
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