Action fans flock to Drive-A-Tank from all over North America to drive real military surplus tanks over obstacles like junk-cars. (driveatank.com)
Road-raging Rambo fans, this one is for you.
A Minnesota-based company called "Drive-A-Tank" is offering its patrons the chance to take military vehicles for a spin, providing them with a car crushing, rifle firing, obstacle-smashing adventure like none other.
It's the perfect cathartic release for anyone who has ever longed to plow through congested traffic (after safely evicting everybody from their cars, of course) or moonlight as a Hollywood stunt double.
"It's the only place in the world where you can drive tanks and shoot machine guns that isn't owned by the government," owner Tony Borglum told ABCNews.com. "It's not real complicated. If you want to drive a tank and shoot machine guns you come to us."
Borglum, 25, opened his booming business approximately three years ago after visiting a similar park in England.
He now owns 11 armored Cold War-era surplus vehicles, which guests use to drive around his 20-acre wooded course, located in a rural area 50 miles southwest of Minneapolis. Customers, who must be 8 or older, also get access to a range of historic machine guns.
A double car-crush will cost you $749, while a single crush is $549 a pop. (driveatank.com)
For $549, customers get to drive two different tanks in a combat simulation, test three guns at the indoor shooting range, and bring along spectators.
To crush a junk car, however, it's an extra $549. A double crush costs $749.
And for those with some money (and aggression) to burn, customers can choose to drive through the walls of a mobile home for $3,500.
"A tank driving adventure makes the perfect gift for that person in your life that has everything," reads driveatank.com. "Consider a tank driving adventure for Corporate Events, Bachelor Parties, birthdays, anniversaries, father's day, graduations, etc."
It would appear as though many already have. A schedule on the website's home page shows that approximately one third of the days available for tank-driving until October are Full booked, and fans on the company's Facebook page hail from all over North America.
Would you take your family on a tank-driving vacation? How much would you pay to run a military vehicle over an obstacle course or car?
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