Are you a Dukes of Hazzard fan and love checking out old ’69 Chargers decked out like the original General Lee? No? Well, that’s a shame. But if you do love everything those Duke boys have come to stand for, you’re going to want to be in Gatlinburg this weekend for the finish of the annual Hazzard Run.
What is the Hazzard Run you ask? Friday, October 12, a convoy of orange 1969 “General Lee” Dodge Chargers as well as other “Hazzard County” vehicles will pull out of Nashville and make their way to Cooter’s Place in Gatlinburg, Tn for the annual Hazzard Run. IF you aren’t going all the way to Nashville on Friday for the Run’s start, be downtown at 3:30 p.m. Saturday as the convoy makes its way down the Parkway in Gatlinburg. Following the parade, the Hazzard cars will be on display at Cooter’s Place in Gatlinburg for the rest of the weekend.
You’ll also get a chance to meet Cooter himself after the parade. Actor Ben “Cooter” Jones and actor Rick “Cletus” Hurst will signing autographs and kissing babies at Cooter’s Place in Gatlinburg as well as on Sunday, October 14 at the same location.
“The General Lee is the most famous car on the planet,” Jones said. “And there are hundreds of them throughout America. I love getting together with the car owners to cruise along some of our country’s beautiful roads. We have a ball and really turn some heads!”
Cooter’s Place in the Smokies is located in Gatlinburg, TN and owned by Jones and his wife, Alma Viator. After starring as “Cooter” in the Dukes of Hazzard, Jones served two terms in Congress as a U.S. Representative. He now resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The couple also own Cooter’s Place in Nashville. Both attractions are filled with memorabilia from the ever-popular TV series The Dukes of Hazzard.
For more information on Cooter’s annual Hazzard Run visit www.CootersPlace.com or call the Gatlinburg location at 865-430-9909.