The good 'ol boys are returning to the Chalybeate Fire Department once again, well--at least their cars will be, for the annual fundraiser event for the department.
Chalybeate Fire Chief Daniel Johnson says he expects a bigger crowd than ever as more items have been added to the lineup, which is scheduled for Saturday, August 17th.
"We've really enjoyed bringing these cars out before and the community has really responded well to our fundraisers," he said. "So many of us grew up watching the Dukes of Hazzard, so to get a close-up view of these cars brings back a lot of good memories.”
The cars are furnished by the Tennessee company, Hazzard Life. While the cars are replicas of the exact models in the show, The General Lee features autographs inside the trunk's deck lid from the show's main characters and stunt drivers. The company specializes in building and maintaining The General Lee (69 Dodge Charger), Daisy's Roadrunner, (1974 Plymouth Roadrunner from seasons 1 and 2), and Rosco's patrol car (1976 Plymouth Fury).
In addition to the iconic cars, the event will also feature over 20 different vendor booths from the area, Pelican Ice sno-cones, and a live DJ to provide music throughout the day.
A live auction is scheduled for 2:30pm which will be followed by the grand finale: a police chase on Chalybeate Road featuring the 440 Magnum V-8 powered General Lee and Roscoe's patrol car. Local law enforcement will temporarily shut down the highway for safety purposes.
Barbeque plates, hot dogs, and more concession items will be served by members of the fire department and all proceeds will benefit CVFD.
"This will be a fun family event that everyone can enjoy," Johnson said. "Even if the cars aren't your thing, come check out our vendors, enjoy some music, and grab some food--all while helping our fire department."