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This Company Makes Money by Letting Civilians Drive Military Vehicles

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This story appears in the July 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Anyone who has been stuck in rush-hour traffic has fantasized about driving a tank and crushing everything in their path. Tony Borglum actually bought a tank. Then he bought another, and another. And he'll let you drive them.

Borglum's Drive A Tank lets civilians pilot close to three dozen disarmed and decommissioned military vehicles, navigating through a series of combat scenarios that unfold across the company's sprawling Kasota, Minn., property, a long-abandoned stone quarry mined during the late 1800s. Patrons also can bear down on rusted-out automobiles and other detritus scattered across the 22-acre site, rolling the tanks over anything and everything they encounter.

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