Okay, so the scene is missing Waylon Jennings and his “Good Ol’ Boys” tune, but the Rally Finland World Rally Championship just experienced some major “Dukes of Hazzard” energy. One rally car driver sent adrenaline rushing through hundreds of fans’ veins as he somehow landed a 223-foot jump. Frankly, it’s just something you’ll have to see for yourself. Luckily, we’ve got the footage and all your details right here. Buckle up, Outsiders, it’s gonna be quite the ride.
Rally Car Catches Some Serious Air Time
The ridiculously awesome stunt comes from Frenchman and M-Sport Ford driver Adrien Fourmaux. The drive track includes the massive jump after the finish line and this epic feat helped close out the final stage of the second day of Secto Rally Finland’s competition. If you want to follow more updates from Fourmaux, you can access his official Twitter page here. Otherwise, you can check out the rally car’s serious air time in the footage captured right below:
Now, as stated earlier, the jump takes place after the official finish line, so air time doesn’t actually count for anything in terms of scoring. It just looks cool and we’re not gonna argue with that. Fourmaux’s finish wasn’t too shabby, nabbing him a spot in the top 10. Officially, he snagged 7th place, a hair behind teammate Gus Greensmith. Elfyn Evans took home the title of Champion for the Finland Rally, but there are still two events left in the season to prove himself. They’ll be taking place in Spain and Italy.
Ultimately, the rally car feat is reminiscent of “Dukes of Hazzard” and we’re here for it.
Remembering Some of the Best Stunts from ‘Dukes of Hazzard’
Auto Mojo compiled a list of some of the best jumps from The General Lee over the years. Boy, can that thing take a beating. The General Lee is the name for the iconic orange 1969 Dodge Charger RT from the chaotic TV show. It sports a number 1 (of course) as well as some confederate details. Back in the day, its likeness was responsible for loads of record-breaking jumps. The thing is, the film crews went through more than one of the model. Actually, Auto Mojo reports that nearly 300 of the iconic 1969 Dodge Chargers were sacrificed throughout the making of the show.
At the end of the day, it really just adds to the true grit of the “Dukes of Hazzard” story. The craziest part of the attached compilation involves the fact that none of it is fake. That’s right, every single General Lee shot included reportedly involves a real stunt. Even the jumps that appear similar were shot multiple times from the same location to keep that authenticity.
The compilation also includes some of your favorite “Dukes of Hazzard” soundbites, like the iconic car horn you just can’t escape. Check it out: