Hop aboard a classic 1950s fire engine and experience a dream come true! Perfect for those who always dreamed of being a fireman or for classic vehicle enthusiasts.
- Bicester (Oxfordshire)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
Experience the thrill of being a fireman in the 1950s during this exciting classic fire engine ride in Bicester! The Bedford ‘Green Goddess’ Fire Engine is an absolute beauty of a machine, and with a pumping capacity of 4000 l/min and a maximum speed of 65mph on road, you're guaranteed an utterly unforgettable day.
On arrival at the track you'll first greet the staff and register your details, then follow the instructor out towards the mammoth vehicle for your adrenaline-fuelled passenger ride. The instructor will talk you through the various controls of the fire engine, the functions that allowed it to operate, and the difference between engines in the 50's compared to modern day vehicles. Once you're comfortable, it's time to set off! The instructor will take you round the purpose-built track with all the skill of a fully-trained fireman, showcasing the burliness of the fire engine and demonstrating how firemen in the 1950s would act in an emergency. With a 4.9 litre Bedford petrol engine doing 6 miles per gallon, you can appreciate just how times have changed!
This is a vintage vehicle passenger ride like no other, and is sure to be a hit with fans of classic service vehicles and the fire department, adults and children alike! Experience the rugged nature of these huge machines in the wonderful Bicester countryside, the perfect experience gift that you'll remember for a lifetime!
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.
Minimum age: 6 (participants aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a voucher holding adult)
Experience Duration: 00:10
Time at Venue: 00:30
The passenger ride will last approximately 10-15 minutes.
Participants: The Classic 1950s Fire Engine Passenger Ride - Oxford is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: +10
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Spectators are welcome to watch from the trackside, where cafe services are available.
Passenger rides in the various army trucks, fire engines and the F1-style race car are available to be purchased on the day for spectators.
Passengers should wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing.
In particularly adverse weather conditions the experience may be cancelled, in which case the passenger ride can be rescheduled for a more suitable time.