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General Lee

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Extra 3 miles

Sighting Laps

The Car

Dodge, founded as the Dodge Brothers Company machine shop by brothers Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge in the early 1900s, Dodge was originally a supplier of parts and assemblies for Detroit based automakers and began building complete automobiles under the "Dodge Brothers" brand in 1914. It was when Chrysler bought the company however that they then started putting muscle cars on the map. The Charger has been synonymous with pure muscle car magic, the Detroit muscle car scene was huge in the late '60's and '70's.

 The General Lee is the name given to a 1969 Dodge Charger driven in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard by the Duke cousins, Bo and Luke, along with cousins Coy and Vance. It is known for its signature horn, its police chases, stunts, especially its long jumps and for having its doors welded shut, leaving the Dukes to climb in and out through the windows.

So, all you Duke’s lovers, come and get into a piece of history as this one was part of the original TV programme and features the signatures of all of the original cast and crew on the back of the car. Jump in through the window, put on the cowboy hat and give us an old 'ye-ha'!


Vehicle Stats

 Vehicle - 1969 Dodge Charger

Power Unit - 440 V8

Horsepower - 375 bhp

0 - 60mph - 5.4 Seconds

Top Speed - 135 mph

Transmission - LHD Automatic

Made Famous By - The car featured in the Dukes of Hazzard TV programme and film.


I drove the General Lee, Kitt and the Torino today it was a great experience all the staff were helpful and the 3 instructors were great and gave me some history of the 3 cars as we were going around. They weren't the fastest cars but to have the experience in driving the cars I used to watch on television was fun. I am going to book the James Bond experience next.

Pauline Stacey

Had a great day at Abingdon airfield, the crew were helpful and accommodating, also thank you to my instructor John Collins who helped me enjoy driving the iconic General Lee with good instruction, what a fab day which I would recommend to have a go at.


If you ever get the chance to drive this car do it without hesitation! Growing up this was my dream car and still is too this very day! This has even been signed by the stars! Remember you only live once and live every day like it's your last! Such an amazing experience worth every penny and every minute of waiting for the drive of your life!

Tom Roberts

Waited 40 years to drive this and was not disappointed!!! Sounded amazing!! Good day out, track didn't disappoint and staff happy and helpful ????

Nigel Pert

Great experience, the Charger was sooo loud! The instructor was so knowledgeable and made it a great relaxing drive, so pleased I picked this car


Today I had the most amazing time, got to Drive some of my all time favourite cars ???? I drove the General Lee, the Hellcat and had a high speed ride, by far my favourite was the General Lee, not the fastest of choice but just a pleasure to enjoy the nostalgia of it, it was everything I expected it to be and Roy the instructor who was with me in the General was just amazing, too marks for him, was an absolute cracking bloke and an awesome experience ???????? I will 100% be coming back, I cannot rate the experience high enough, especially the Generall, having a instructor that is that enthusiastic makes the ride a whole lot better

Jamie Luscombe

I have 3 'dream cars' in diecast 1/18 scale in my display cabinet at home - the 1966 Batmobile, the General Lee and the Starsky Gran Torino. I got to drive the 'Mobile Bat' last year in between lockdowns and on Saturday just gone, I got to drive the 'General' !! I remember watching the TV show when I was younger and marvelling at the orange Dodge Charger flying through the air of Hazzard County and yearning to drive him. This yearning became reality on Saturday. The 3 laps flew by and all 4 wheels remained firmly planted on the track. The instructor sat at my side remained calm throughout the drive, giving me instructions as to where the place the General to allow other, faster cars to drive past. The General is a beast of a car with huge V8 engine that makes a great noise and the entire experience was enough to fulfil the dream that I'd had since the late 70's. When I say fulfil, I've since been scouring the 'want ads' in the UK and US to see if there are any General's for sale within my price bracket. Here's hoping ... Next up, the Gran Torino !!

Jon Clare

A 50th birthday present from my wife and daughters. Driving 5 of the cars I grew up watching from Dukes of Hazards General Lee, Knight Riders KITT, Bumblebees Chevrolet Camaro, Starsky and Hutch’s Ford Torino and Gone in Sixty Seconds Eleanor Mustang. I had a fantastic day but my only bugbear was with the amount of cars on the track and being told by my instructors to move over and slow down as a fast car was coming up to overtake all the time got a bit repetitive as I could not get to experience enough of the speed of these V8 monsters. Also if bringing friends or families it’s advisable to take your own seating as we did as there is none .

Simon Croswell

Great day, all staff completely outstanding, very friendly and helpful. Things don't always run smoothly but these people are very professional and can work miracles!


Had a great time driving a piece of TV history!

Jerry Turton

A friend and I took the trip up to Abingdon to drive the General Lee. It was the second attempt as the car had broken down when we went to Stoneleigh in March. I agree the facilities are not brilliant and the waiting time to sign on is lengthy, some of the cars do look a little tired too. However, to drive an original General Lee was something I would have only dreamt of as a kid. Absolutely priceless. A big thanks to Dan Drayton our host, he saw how excited we were to drive the car and made sure we made the most of it.

Neil Hacker

The General Lee is an old, heavy American muscle car. It is worn inside and is showing its age....Bo and Luke had some good times in it for some 'Good ol' Boys'!! It coughs, spits, stalls, it's slow as hell, handles like a dunk donkey on ice (how the hell did they ever out run Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane in this thing? BUT THE NOISE OF THAT V8!!!!!!!!!! It is utterly FANTASTIC!!! I did the experience on Friday the 30th August and a full 24hrs later the same stupid grin is on my face. Oh the sound of it (did I mention that?). Aerial Atoms and V10 R8's hurtled past me and took the corners with ease while I growled slowly down the straight breaking way sooner than you would think and man handling the wollowy inebriated donkey around the relatively gentle corners with the grace of a new born foal. Oh and a grin like a mad man!!! Expect an old, grubby noisy piece of American nostalgia....don't worry that you are the slowest car on the sound the best....and when you have wrestled it around your 3-4 laps know that you drove some history and kept it on the tarmac with not a single servo assisted anything and taming 500 angry horses.....just amazing!!! Thank you kids for a great day!!!

Tim Clark

I'd actually bought the experience for my husband and in the queue to register he told me he'd put me down to drive instead! After a few years (of happiness!!) the nerves and excitement kicked in. The briefing was excellent, humorous and informative. I'd paid for a sighting lap which was invaluable and saved time in the General Lee. Aah the General.... My childhood hero! It was massive, old, tatty inside... and absolutely wonderful! I loved every second of driving it. The noise of the engine... Just amazing! Then my husband and I had two laps in the atom, being driven by a proper driver. Wow. Just wow. This high is going to last a long time! The waiting for my turn was part of the enjoyment, the sounds of the engines, the friendly staff all made it a fabulous day. Thank you!


I'd actually bought the experience for my husband and in the queue to register he told me he'd put me down to drive instead! After a few years (of happiness!!) the nerves and excitement kicked in. The briefing was excellent, humorous and informative. I'd paid for a sighting lap which was invaluable and saved time in the General Lee. Aah the General.... My childhood hero! It was massive, old, tatty inside... and absolutely wonderful! I loved every second of driving it. The noise of the engine... Just amazing! Then my husband and I had two laps in the atom, being driven by a proper driver. Wow. Just wow. This high is going to last a long time! The waiting for my turn was part of the enjoyment, the sounds of the engines, the friendly staff all made it a fabulous day. Thank you!


Me and my son had a great day at CastleCombe today good induction and instructor thank you

Huw Williams

The General Lee was my first car drive of the day, The Atom needed a new engine so my 2nd choice was the GL. I am so pleased i drove the GL, I had watched the Dukes of Hazard on TV as a young lad and dreamed of climbing through the window of creating the dust in the mirrors. Sadly i was unable to climb through the window, More due to age than anything else but it was fantastic getting behind the wheel of this classic original, one of only four remaining that took part in the filming of the TV series was superb.

Paul Bayly

I had an amazing experience driving the legendary General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard. Loved watching that tv show as a young kid, and when I got behind that wheel with car chase heroes and was told to . . . Put your foot down and enjoy the experience, I really was living my childhood dream. Screeching round the bends at 80mph, all that was missing was Rosco in hot pursuit. The car chase heroes staff were excellent, and gave a clear briefing, including safety rules and regulations. I had paid for 4 laps, and by the time I had got used to the car (remember that the car is almost 50 years old with the old fashioned drum brakes) and the track, it was all over. I had opted for the webcam inside the car, However the camera had not activated in the car before I set off. The company 'motorsport in focus' allowed me to have another go FREE of charge, of another 3 laps straight away. Absolutely incredible. Huge amount of respect for letting me do this, especially with such a high number of people waiting for their go. I highly recommend this driving experience. You will NOT be disappointed.

Lee Bottomley

I drove the general lee along with the gran torino and kitt. A fantastic experience and the event and race circuit at Abington was superb . Got great photos and video s from around the track ,the only thing I would have liked was some photos out side the car stationery, you are aloud to take selfies with cars but I think if you could get proper photos out side cars as Well would be fantastic. Either way car chase heros value for money and u will be back .. fanrastic

Terry ivany

Almost the best experience ever!! Disappointed that I couldn’t enjoy the full experience of the car due to having to move over for the instructors driving at the same time


Great day yesterday driving this car loads of fun the instructor I had was really helpful and got me to get the most out of my experience


Never in a million years did I think the opportunity to drive my all time favorite car would happen - Thank You Car Chase Heroes! What an experience; When you start the General up and hear that 8 litre engine roar then off out on to the track. He's a big old car with no power steering and drum brakes so those corners are 'dicey' but when you hit the straights and plant your foot . . . I'm still smiling now! I wish I had done the extra laps because it goes over so quick, but its an excuse to go back.

Wesley Watson

"Well what can I say" The car was AMAZING... I had the best day of my entire life driving my boy hood dream car and she failed to disappoint. A life long dream of mine was to drive this iconic muscle car. My only criticism was I'll have to spend the rest of my life knowing I'll never own a Dodge Charger. They say "Never meet your heroes" , I say "Rubbish".

Jamie Bramhall

I had great day at Abingdon in February, I drove the General Lee and the Gt500, I also had three laps in the Mx5 with the crazy pro driver. All the staff were friendly and helpful, the instructors put me at ease straight away and helped me get the best out of the cars. I paid for my 7 year old to have a couple of laps in the Mazda on the day, which he loved. I did have a problem with my photo disc, which I didn't spot until I got home, but it was all sorted out very quickly. All in all, a fantastic experience.

Graham Bell

Went to two events with these guys drove the mustang gt at goodwood on the Wednesday and then Abingdon on the Friday really enjoyed both days and will definatly be going back the only downsides is the waiting time (I got the feeling I may have been forgotten about on the Friday so filled it in with a high speed ride in the old mx5 race car the driver was absolutely insane (good way) I was meant to do 6 laps in the general lee but there was an error on the card so only got 3 and had to go back to the main desk which they were very helpful and friendly and swapped the other 3 laps to the supra both were nice although I didn't think they were running quite right was definatly an experience which was great though and on the Thursday couldn't really appreciate the mustang due to the amazing sound but that mas mainly due to the goodwood marshals probably not liking American muscle all the instructors were amazing and very friendly and helpful and I will be returning thankyou


Loved it! I drove the General Lee (the actual car from the original series... well one of them!) and it was awesome. My son Dominic drove bumblebee and the new Mustang and he has been talking about it ever since. So much so that now he wants to take his best mate on his birthday next year. Staff were great especially the instructors and made my son feel very special. Will deffo see you all next year! Thanks again.


Hi I had three car's at Throckmorton what a cracking day, good weather nice venue very pleasant staff and the driving instructors where bang on the money, good communications telling you how too get the most out of the car 3 laps was just not enough all over to fast, I drove the corvette which is a beast the Mustang GT350 is not far behind the vette and the one I had to drive the Dodge Charger General Lee a bit wobbley on the steering when you put your foot down which was a bit un-nerving and I didn't want to drive it any harder., it felt like their was no front damper's on it and the tracking didn't feel right so it spoiled it a bit I know its a old car and had do a few laps but it just didn't feel safe but I made the most of it, a great sound track great cars will be back thanks Andy

Andy Swinfield

Great day playing in some great cars. Had only booked 6 laps in the race mustang but ended up doing extra few laps in general Lee, gt40, stingray, and bumblebee :-). Would have had a turn in the others but had to leave a few cars for when I go back

Mike Lewis

Hi, Quick note to say how much I enjoyed the muscle car drive at Blyton Park on Sunday 29th May. I thought it was very well run, the instructors were great and the cars were superb ! Overall definitely a 5* experience. I have one small suggestion if I may. It was great that it was busy and loads of people milling about. So something which might have helped us (and maybe even the staff) would be if you could tell which people were actually driving. I would be as simple as giving all drivers a badge when they signed on. Could just be a sticky label from a roll with "DRIVER" on it (and maybe your logo). No need for names or anything personalised, dead easy to do. Cost next to nothing, and I think a lot of people would really like it. I'm sure everyone wearing the badge would be walking about 6" taller - and I assume that's how you'd like people to feel on the experience ! Just an idea, but whatever, thanks again for a great time and I'll be adding some good review ratings to the websites ! Cheers, Colin Harrison

Colin Harrison