But this weekend all of this came true - have a look at this video of a Ford-built machine takes part in a Royal Marine beach assault.
Ok, ok, so maybe I have bent the truth a little bit - this is actually footage from the BBC show Top Gear and a 'slightly irreverent' review of the new Ford Fiesta. But it is also the most amazing car advert ever made - i was sorely tempted to go out and buy one having seen this...
Maybe we should look into the Ford Fiesta as a possible inclusion in the New Vanguard series.
Or, if this next video is anything to go by, we should maybe be looking into the Fiesta in the Duel series - Duel 25 Ford Fiesta vs 'Bad Guys' in a Corvette: Shopping Mall 2008.