According to a TrackDays.co.uk
Automotive experience company TrackDays.co.uk has put out a list of the top-three most popular cars from 80s TV shows that people choose to drive. This was based on the number of bookings it received to drive its range of TV cars.
According to a press release today the most popular car was the classic Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard. Nicknamed the ‘General Lee’ it was a major part of the show for 150 episodes.
Dan Jones, operations manager at TrackDays.co.uk, said: “There’s no doubt that The Dukes of Hazzard was one of the best-loved Saturday night tea-time shows of the 1980s, following the exploits of Bo and Luke Duke trying the evade the corrupt Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane.
“It is perhaps no surprise that it’s the most popular TV car to drive with Brits who can imagine they are speeding through Hazzard County racing for the county line with Rosco in hot pursuit.”
The second place car (and one I would’ve expected to be first) was of course KITT from Knight Rider. The black 1982 T-Top Trans Am is an icon for car fans across the world. It was constant companion and partner to Michael Knight in one of the most popular car shows of all time.
You might pity the fool but third place went to the GMC Vandura made popular as the A-Team Van owned by B. A. Baracus (Mr T) in the hit action series.
Dan added: “These cars were at the height of their fame back in the 1980s but they still hold fond memories for millions of Brits.”
They do seem to offer a fair number of TV and movie cars including Eleanor from Gone in Sixty Seconds, the original TV series Batmobile, Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am, Starsky and Hutch Ford Gran Torino, a couple of cars from the Fast & Furious franchise and James Bond’s Aston Martin.