• Welcome and safety briefing on driving techniques
• Drive a Leyland DAF 4x4 Army Truck
Army Truck Off-Road Driving Experience
• Approximately 15-20 minutes driving on the off-road circuitUltimate Army Truck Off-Road Driving Experience
Approximately 15-20 minutes driving time on the off-road circuit
• A 10-15 minute passenger ride
What Can I Expect
Drive a 4x4 army truck. This is your call up to drive an army truck around some rough and tough 4x4 terrain in Oxfordshire or Yorkshire! We’ve got a genuine Leyland DAF 4x4 ready for some hefty driving duty with you at the helm. And if you fancy spending more time with this military beast, you can extend your experience by adding the passenger ride option in too.
For these drive missions there are two locations to choose between. You could be stationed at a former WW2 bomber airfield near Bicester for your active duty. We can’t think of a more appropriate place to be getting to grips with genuine ex-Army vehicles than here, so get ready to tackle the tricky terrain around the perimeter tracks and paths of this airfield.
If you go for the Yorkshire venue, you will be hammering around the windswept clifftop location of Whitby Showground, in the shadow of the famous Abbey ruins. It’s going to be atmospheric stuff up in Whitby, as you rev the engine of the classic Leyland DAF 4x4 army truck.
These sturdy trucks have powered armies around the world, having been commissioned as general service trucks. Hundreds of them have trundled around training grounds, military bases and war zones. And indeed, whilst tanks often get all the glory, there’s no doubt these chunky trucks are the workhorses behind the scenes that make for successful ground-based missions. This particular one has all the original features; from NATO tow hooks and helicopter lift points, to that flat platform with British Army green tarpaulin covers, to give you just a taste of what its working life was all about.
Be prepared for a bumpy ride though, as this rough and ready rugged truck has no airs and graces. They are built for the job in hand, not for comfort. And when you climb into the cab, don’t expect gadgets and gizmos, it’s basic but pretty much indestructible in there. So, let’s see how you, as a civvie, get on with driving this genuine army truck around the 4x4 course, kicking up the dirt and dust with those big, big tyres.
• Selected weekend and weekdays throughout the year
• Dates and session times are subject to availability
• Minimum age is 18
• Participants must have held a full UK driving licence for over 12 months
• Minimum height 5ft
• Maximum height 6ft 4"
• Maximum weight 18 stone
• Spectators are welcome
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Bicester near Oxford
• Whitby, North Yorkshire