Re: [MV] Driver Training

Chuck Chriss (
Sat, 16 Jan 1999 10:12:57 -0800

Here is a web site for one of the companies:

They offer tanks and other vehicles -- some nice photos on this page.


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Notton <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, January 15, 1999 8:40 AM
Subject: Re: [MV] Driver Training

>-----Original Message-----
>From: marksmarine <>
>To: <>
>Date: 14 January 1999 23:14
>Subject: [MV] Driver Training
>>Fellow Listers-
>>I just read an article in the January 99 Readers Digest about the
>>Everyman Motorsports Driving Center in Leicestershire, England. The
>>article said that they offered a tank drivers course where you actually
>>got to drive the equipment.
>>Does anyone know of similar offerings in the Eastern U.S.?
>Just to flesh this out a bit more, there must be at least 6 or more
>venues here doing this with the FV622, FV603, FV432, FV433 (often
>advertised as a tank which it isn't) and Chieftain MBT's, all being
>readily available at modest cost. I can imagine the potential
>litigation hassles being a show-stopper in the US, my wife bears the
>scars of an enthusiastically thrashed 432 to this day.
>The costs are quite high for an hours experience but the customer
>support high. Most of the advertisements are to be found in the monthly
>_womens_ magazines where they aim to fulfil the "different" gift for
>hubby idea and ladies wanting to try something out of character. Some
>PR companies act as a front for these and various other outlandish
>experiences including a weeks training and flying in the Soviet Union in
>current MIGs; stunningly expensive but its the only way they can afford
>to fuel and fly the things now, apparently very exciting too.
>Being the recipient of a "driving experience" gift several years ago it
>led to the purchase of my own FV623, and the rest as they say, is
>history; it all her fault really.
>(Southampton UK)
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