November 11 is a historic day for the Dukes of Hazzard. It is the day that the General Lee “Lee 1” made it’s first jump.
“On Saturday, November 11, 1978, the production set itself up on the campus of nearby Oxford College (Georgia), built a dirt ramp along one of the roads, and had a stuntman jump the very first General Lee over a 1974 Monaco cop car — 16 feet up and 82 feet out.”
That was the start of the greatest TV show and the greatest TV car to ever be filmed. To learn more about “Lee 1”, check out these articles:
*Special thanks to history.com for the quote above.
For over 30 years, the town of Hazard Kentucky (one “z”) has hosted a festival called the Black Gold Festival. Then add in the wild popularity of the hit TV series, The Dukes of Hazzard and you have your self an amazing event in the right place at the right time! The year was 1981 and Boss Hogg, Daisy Duke, Cletus and Roscoe P. Coltrane came to town and made the festival a one-of-a kind event for the Dukes of Hazzard fans in the area. A massive crowd of around 100,000 people came to see the celebrities and everyone left happy! Don’t you wish you could have been there to enjoy this one?
For more information on this great event from 1981, click here.