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A crushingly good birthday present....

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:11 pm
by Jim Smith
Just got back from one of the more unusual types of birthday treat - tracked vehicle driving. Thanks to my wife, I've been driving a British APC and a Russian self-propelled howitzer before crushing a car with a Chieftan tank. Absolutely outstanding. Some pictures of the finale..

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:14 pm
by Jim Smith
Another image of vehicle destruction...

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:17 pm
by Jim Smith
And another...

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:22 pm
by Jim Smith
Just to show it was me driving...

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:25 pm
by Jim Smith
...and finally.

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:28 pm
by narvek
Very nice:) What a great idea! :lol:

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:34 pm
by Jim Smith
Yep, I'm sitting here basking in the afterglow... :D

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:51 pm
by Jim Smith
Much more can be seen on the company's website

www.tanks-alot.co.uk

A bloke called Nick Mead runs things - cracking guy and a mine of information on armoured vehicles both British and foreign.

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:25 pm
by gallois
Wow! £2000 worth of car destroyed for a birthday pressy!

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:33 pm
by Jenn R
You've been out of the country for too long....its a Fiesta worth about £200 if that :lol:




Unless there's something on the link that I didn't see.

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:01 pm
by Ace Rimmer
well, with the new budget, a potential 2k perhaps.

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:17 pm
by Jim Smith
Jenn R wrote:You've been out of the country for too long....its a Fiesta worth about £200 if that :lol:




Unless there's something on the link that I didn't see.


Yep - it was an L reg with knackered seals highly unlikely to pass its next MOT.

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:31 am
by gallois
Ace Rimmer wrote:well, with the new budget, a potential 2k perhaps.


Someone who watches the news....I dont even live in the UK but I caught the budget.

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:46 am
by Jenn R
Oh jeez thanks.....lovely slap in the face there.......no wonder I don't come on here very often. Know it all bastids like you!

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:35 pm
by gallois
How sensitive are you! I didnt think every comment required an expanation.

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:51 pm
by Malvoisin
On your next birthday, can you come and do this to my boss's Jag? :lol:

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:55 pm
by Jim Smith
Malvoisin wrote:On your next birthday, can you come and do this to my boss's Jag? :lol:


Sighs wistfully... And the excellent thing is that being tracked, it is apparently tax and MOT exempt. Diesel consumption is hell though :(

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:18 pm
by bourbon
Where do you think that all the fuel from miss-fueled cars goes? Tanks are mostly multi-fuel and will run on anything. re-enactor from the ww2 boys used to work for Nick thats where the info came from.

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:17 pm
by kate/bob
Jim, I'm green with envy! Ewen and I were talking about how much fun it would be to play with a tank on Sunday after watching a programme about an American restoring a WW2 tank

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:42 am
by medievalpirate
Very nice, looks like a fun day out, but doesn't look like a comfortable drive
home :roll:
Reminds me off a Rally driving birthday present, instructor said i should stick to race tracks...
was heard to say less things to hit, including cameramen... :lol: