A Historical Day For The General Lee

 

 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:

General Lee Enterprises.com/

The Resurrection of General Lee

 

*Special thanks to history.com for the quote above.

 

Remembering The Black Gold Festival in Hazard Kentucky

Black Gold Festival in Hazard KentuckyFor 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.

The Dukes of Hazzard Cartoon Series on DVD

– UPDATED 5/5/2012 –

 

The Dukes cartoon animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Studios is being brought to DVD! Order now for $29.99!

Click Here to Order for $29.99!

Synopsis from wbshop.com

In this fondly remembered animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Studios, Bo, Luke and Daisy Duke take their high-wheelin’ country cruisin’ around the world in a race against Boss Hogg for the family farm. No joshin’ – the Dukes speed through France, Italy, Austria, Greece, England – you name it, the General Lee made tracks there! En route, Boss Hogg pulls the nastiest tricks ever, like blinding the boys with a fog machine, having them kidnapped and tricking them into a jewel heist. Why, that Hogg’s as crooked as a dog’s hind leg! But that won’t stop the Dukes from fighting a fair fight and teaching that cheat a few tricks along the way. Y’all need to catch this 4-Disc, 20-Episode Complete Animated Series Collection from the time the pedal hits the metal all the way to the finish line!

Related Links:

ToonZone.net: Animated “Dukes” Coming to DVD from Warner Archive (UPDATED 11/20 w/Pre-Order Offer)

The Dukes cartoon on Wikipedia

Warner Brothers: Dukes, The: The Complete Series

Moonrunners Weekend August 7-8, 2010

“Moonrunners” Weekend Confirmed!
August 7-8, 2010
Griffin, Georgia

A weekend of fun! Film screening, locations visits, and small car show.

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Griffin, Georgia. Contact the hotel at 1-770-228-9799 and mention “Hazzard County Car Club” for special rates.

For full details on this event, check out the Hazzard County Car Club.

 

Moonrunners Event from Amber Holland on Vimeo.