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Classic Military Vehicle Driving Day in Dorset

Take control of two powerful military vehicles from the 50's and 60's, manoeuvring round a rough track in the Dorset countryside.

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Price for 1 participant

Military vehicles have come a long way in the last seventy years. Whereas now the Army uses the sleek FV4034 Challenger 2 and the speedy FV510 Warrior, in the good old days there was none of the fancy technology we have now. Instead, drivers had to use brute force to control these utilitarian machines. With the Military Vehicle Driving Day experience in Dorset, you'll have the opportunity to sit behind two heavyweight military vehicles from the 1950's and 60's, feeling exactly what the soldiers of years gone by experienced during battle. 


The military driving day begins on arrival at the track, where you'll greet your instructor and be introduced to the rest of the group. Your first drive will involve a short familiarisation loop to get you used to the controls, before hitting the circuit for a full 10/15 minute lap. Once everyone has had a turn, you'll swap back and drive the lap again, allowing plenty of time to fully appreciate the vehicles and the burly power at your fingertips. Once the two laps are completed, you'll repeat the process with the other vehicles! Throughout the session you'll get behind the wheel of a Land Rover 101 Forward Control ex artillery tractor and a Humber Armored Personnel Carrier mark 1. 

This driving experience is perfect for fans of unusual vehicles, or history buffs who want to see what life was like as a 1950's member of the British Army. A great driving gift for dads, or just as a totally unique way to spend a morning in the countryside!


There is no strict minimum age, but participants need to know how to use pedals and how to steer.
Licences are not required.

Minimum height: 5'2''
Maximum height: 6'4''
Maximum weight: 18 stone

There is no maximum age restriction however participants must be able to climb into the cab of the vehicle and be physically able to operate the vehicle.
This is a morning activity usually commencing at 11am and lasting around two hours in total. Each driver will receive 20-30 minutes in control of each vehicle. 
Maximum group size: 12

On rare occasions it may be possible for passengers to ride in the vehicles, but only if there is available space. For this service there is a £10 fee, made payable on the day of the experience.
The Military Vehicle Driving Day In Dorset runs throughout the year.
You should wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a little dirty, and sturdy shoes.
In extreme weather conditions your experience may be called off, in which case it will be rescheduled for another date.
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Classic Military Vehicle Driving Day in Dorset

I got this experience for myself so I could try out these old school toys! And what a great experience it was!! Peter knows so much about these vehicles, and has experience and so much knowledge driving them which really added to the experience. Would definitely recommend - especially on a sunny day!

- Lenny, 21/02/2017

Classic Military Vehicle Driving Day in Dorset

We had a fantastic experience with Peter driving the two military vehicles. With his superb instruction we drove each of the vehicles over lots of different obstacles. Will recommend to friends and family

- Megan, 20/02/2017

Classic Military Vehicle Driving Day in Dorset

I bought this for my dads 80th birthday, as he lives in Dorset we found it easily, there were only 2 vehicles available to drive but having said that my dad really enjoyed it. He was the only participant that day so he had extra time, my dad and Peter got on famously as they had a similar military background being in the Guards, they had a lot to talk about. Peter was a very good instructor clear and concise. I was able to ride in the back of the vehicles for £10 extra. All in all a great time was had by all.

- Karen, 18/02/2017

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With the sun unusually shining on a February morning, Leoni and I took part in the Classic Military Vehicle Driving Day based in Christchurch, near Bournemouth. The experience was led by Peter who clearly has a passion for all-things-military, making him an excellent instructor for our day. Our experience involved driving a Land Rover 101 Forward Control with a Rolls Royce 4L Engine and a Humber Armored Personnel Carrier, proper old school army vehicles! Here’s how we got on…


First up was Leoni in the Land Rover. Now these vehicles are very old, there’s no fancy technology like power steering or even windshields on some of the vehicles, just good old fashioned strength. Leoni drove the Rover out of its parking spot and we hit the dirt track. Luckily for us, the sun hadn’t dried all the mud up, so we went splashing through and over the rutty path. I was riding in the back seat – you definitely have to hold on, it’s a bumpy ride! Next, it was my turn to take the wheel. It’s a lot harder than driving a car, but with Peters instructions and the odd “NOW LEFT, TOO MUCH LEFT!” we managed to get the hang of it. It was also very amusing listening to Peter shout “watch out for the broccoli!” as the track runs around the side of some crop fields. I navigated round the track back to the start point to drive our second vehicle.


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The Humber Armored Personnel Carrier was used for exactly what its name is, to carry military personnel across various terrains, so it needed to be able to withstand some serious conditions. I hopped in the back and Leoni took the driver’s seat again and off we went. From watching, this one seemed harder to drive and it probably didn’t help that we both could only just about see out the windows! But we got round the track laughing and it truly was so much fun.


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Thanks so much to Peter for having us! This experience is a totally unique way to spend a lovely morning in the countryside.

Price Price: £35.00


Who Group Size & Spectators:

Maximum group size: 12

On rare occasions it may be possible for passengers to ride in the vehicles, but only if there is available space. For this service there is a £10 fee, made payable on the day of the experience.


When Availability:
The Military Vehicle Driving Day In Dorset runs throughout the year.


duration Duration:
This is a morning activity usually commencing at 11am and lasting around two hours in total. Each driver will receive 20-30 minutes in control of each vehicle. 


Weather Weather:
In extreme weather conditions your experience may be called off, in which case it will be rescheduled for another date.


What to wear What to wear:
You should wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a little dirty, and sturdy shoes.


Requirements Requirements:

There is no strict minimum age, but participants need to know how to use pedals and how to steer.
Licences are not required.

Minimum height: 5'2''
Maximum height: 6'4''
Maximum weight: 18 stone

There is no maximum age restriction however participants must be able to climb into the cab of the vehicle and be physically able to operate the vehicle.


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