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Dennis RS V8 Fire Engine Driving Day - Oxford

Fulfil your childhood dreams and get behind the wheel of a mighty Dennis RS Fire Engine, the perfect gift for driving enthusiasts!

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Everyone went through a fireman phase, right? Well now's your chance to live that dream and get behind the wheel of a mighty Dennis RS Fire Engine. With a 10.6 litre 240bhp V8 Perkins diesel engine, you're guaranteed a driving day like no other!

Located in the picturesque town of Bicester, you'll first register for the experience before heading towards the mammoth fire engine out on the track. The expert instructor accompanying you will talk you through the controls, explaining what every button does and how the firemen would operate the vehicle as a team - then it's your go! Sporting a pumping capacity of 4,500 litres per minute and 8 miles per gallon, this truck will take a bit of getting used to. Once you're off however, there's a max speed of over 70mph, so these machines can really move! The experience will end after around ten minutes of driving, leaving you with a huge smile on your face - and an increased appreciation for the fire service!

The Dennis RS V8 Fire Engine Driving Day in Oxford makes a totally unique experience gift for vehicle enthusiasts, or as a treat to yourself to make a childhood dream come true! 

Minimum age: 21

Please ensure you bring your full driver's licence on the day of your experience.
You will have 10-15 minutes of driving time, but expect to be on site for longer.
Spectators are welcome to watch, with cafe services available on site.
Passengers are allowed to ride along on the day (for a small fee), subject to availability. 

Guests are able to book passenger rides in the various army vehicles, fire engines and the F1-style race car on the day, again subject to availability.
Experiences run several times a month, on both weekday and weekend dates.

Please note that whilst the experience does run throughout the year, the number of dates in the winter season tend to be fewer.

For specific availability, please contact our customer service team.
Drivers should wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes.
In the case of extreme weather you may need to reschedule for a more suitable date.
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Question: Is there a weight limit for the Dennis RS V8 Fire Engine Day - Oxford?
Answer: There isn't a strict weight limit for the Dennis RS V8 Fire Engine Driving Day - Oxford. If you have any concerns, please be sure to contact us with your height, weight and chest measurements.

Dennis RS V8 Fire Engine Driving Day - Oxford

The staff was so friendly and helpful, which helped to make the experience more pleasurable , especially Nicholas and Simon. The only thing I would say is - bring your own camera as photographer on site did not take good photos. ( But still worth getting them). Overall - a great experience , well worth it!

- Andrew, 06/08/2016

A driving day spent at the wheels of a 1950's Dennis V8 fire engine is a must for all classic car fans - this engine is a classic car with a twist! For all the old dreams of becoming a firefighter, this experience can make the childhood memories become reality.

Evie and I were lucky enough to be invited to take control of the wheels our self. We arrivied at the airfield, in Bicester near Oxford and saw the selection of vehicles on site, from fire engines, to army trucks and single seater race cars. We headed over to the driver sign up,  our eyes glued on the single seater cars whizzing around the track (they truly are speedy!) The driver sign up was a covered area, with a converted double decker bus selling hot drinks, rolls and burgers - great for a much needed energy boost after  your tiring laps.  As the typical British weather wasn't on our side, we grabbed a cup of tea and waited our turn.

We were greeted by Simon, the owner of the driving day, and you could tell he loved what he does. He led us over to the fire engine and it was Evie who climbed aboard first. After a quick briefing of how the engine works, it was time to give it a go! With Simon seated next to her, he provided lots of  hints and tips to steer the beastly engine effectively. You truly do feel like real firefighter on the way to the next call as the sirens are played and the lights turned on. Just minus the gear!  Watching from the sidelines, Evie seemed at ease as she reversed the engine out the space, headed down the course and parked it up again. The experience includes trying to manoeuvre the fire engine around cones, without knocking them over of course. Once finished, Evie mentioned how much easier she found it than she imagined - it would be great for all drivers to try! Or if you haven't got your licence,you can still take part and experience a Classic Fire Engine Passenger Drive. 

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After our time spent driving the fire engine, it was time to witness the speed and nimbleness of the single seater race cars. All drivers are given a safety briefing before getting geared up. Then it's a case of putting on your helmet and overalls and take to the track (whilst looking like a true professional) As the drivers lapped around the course, you could see the exhilaration in their faces whilst they took the twists and turns at high speeds. At the site, there is also the option to take part in a Single Seater passenger drive - this is perfect for kids or those without a driving licence. The single seater passenger drive zipped around the course at full speeds whilst the professional driver mastered each corner. There is a great view of the track for spectators as they watch their friends and family in suspense.

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Evie and I had a great day out, we would definitely recommend this driving experience to every motor maniac that has wanted to try driving something a little bit different.

Check our Fire Engine Driving and  Passenger Drive, Leyland 4x4 Army Truck and Passenger Drive, Alvis Stalwart Military Truck Passenger Drive and Single Seater and Passenger drives for more information!

    • Dennis RS V8 Fire Engine Driving Day - Oxford
    • Dennis RS V8 Fire Engine Driving Day - Oxford
    • Dennis RS V8 Fire Engine Driving Day - Oxford
    • Dennis RS V8 Fire Engine Driving Day - Oxford
    • Dennis RS V8 Fire Engine Driving Day - Oxford
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