Heavy duty crush
Christchurch tourism company Tanks for Everything is “New Zealand’s latest adrenalin adventure that takes you to the edge and then charges over it, literally,” reporter Rebekah Devlin describes. Created by former IT manager Jonathan Lahy-Neary, the experience enables visitors to drive a dozen vehicles ranging from a jeep all the way up to the Russian T-55AM2 tank and the 52-tonne Centurion. Lahy-Neary said he came up with the idea after a long flight from London. He blames a lack of sleep — or a dodgy airline meal — but he woke with an idea, to import some tanks and let people drive them. “Despite being terrified before stepping in”, it wasn’t long before Devlin was “wearing that dopey expression only pure joy brings”.