Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke) at Charger Steve’s Wild Rides & Classic Car Showdown at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar California. The show is on Saturday, October 10, 2009. This will be a great event for classic…Read more
John Schneider (Bo Duke), Tom Wopat (Luke Duke), and Rick Hurst, (Cletus) are scheduled to appear at the World Chicken Festival in London Kentucky on September 25 -26, 2009.
Schneider and Wopat’s appearance is part of a benefit to raise money for…Read more
Well it looks like Hazzard County is getting more and more high tech every day. James Best, Rosco P. Coltrane is now on Twitter! Click here to follow him.Read more
The Mid-Atlantic Nostaligia Convention
August 27-29, 2009
The Clarion Hotel, Aberdeen, Maryland
James Best will be signing autographs and releasing his autobiography which will premiere at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, August 27-29, 2009. The Clarion Hotel, Aberdeen, Maryland. Also in attendance will be Bob Hastings, who made an appearance in three episodes of THE DUKES OF HAZZARD. James Best’s autobiography is to be published through Bear Manor Media and titled “Best in Hollywood: The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful.” Information about the convention and events can be found here.
For more information on the upcoming book from James Best, please visit his website at: jamesbest.com.
Like Daisy Duke and her namesake Daisy Dukes, the General Lee just keeps getting better with age. In fact, when it comes to style and performance, Dodge Chargers in “general” simply stand the test of time. With the exciting new stylings proposed by the Dodge boys for the 2010 concept, it looks like the Dodge Charger is only gonna get hotter. Perhaps it’s time we look into giving the General a modern makeover.
With the aftermarket already cranking out performance accessories, building your own modern-day moonshine runner is as easy as sending Cletus and his Plymouth Fury Police Cruiser plunging into Hazzard Creek. Even if you’re one of the lucky few who still have an original 1969 Dodge Charger, never fear, the performance aftermarket is ripe with Dodge parts for that, too.
Besides Hemi-Orange paint, a Confederate battle flag on the roof and an ever-present aught-one plastered on the side, the real General doesn’t differ much from your run-of-the-mill Dodge Charger. After all, the show producers bought over 250 1968 and 1969 Chargers over the years to convert into Generals. In fact, they actually flew small aircraft over southern California to locate future Generals, and to bolster their stockpile of Dodge Charger parts.
So, what’s it take to make your Dodge Charger run like the General Lee? The first thing you need is a performance Dodge Charger intake. Like we said before, the aftermarket is chock full of parts for the Charger. Always look to the big brands like K&N and AFE; you’ll get a top-shelf product that’s backed by a lifetime warranty. Plus, these big brands are easy to find in any speed shop on or off the net.
Once you got the air coming in, you gotta get it out. That’s when it’s time to invest in a Dodge Charger exhaust system. Like cold air intakes, Charger exhaust system brands and configurations are boundless. Choices include single or dual exits, aluminized steel or full-fledge stainless steel systems all crafted by names like Magnaflow, Flowmaster and Borla to name a few. And, if your state laws allow it, (not that the Duke Boys would give a rip about local smog ordinance) you should install a high-performance catalytic converter while you’re under there changing out the pipes.
Beyond the common bolt-on performance parts, you can keep your faux General running right with new spark plugs, fuel injectors and serpentine belts designed just for your Dodge Charger. Thanks to the healthy Dodge Charger aftermarket, there’s also no problem finding replacement headlights, tail lights, alternators and fuel filters.
Though recreating your own Daisy Duke may take a little more “weird science” than you’re willing to get into, it’s actually pretty easy to live out your Duke dreams in your very own rendition of the famous General Lee Dodge Charger. You’ll be out fightin’ the system like a modern day Robin Hood in no time! Charger cold air intake
How would you like to win a prize package that includes admission for two to Smoky Mountain Fan Fest, Saturday-Sunday, July 18-19, at Smokies Stadium in Sevierville, TN? All you have to do is submit your Dukes of Hazzard Look-A-Like photo to Knoxville…Read more
Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Smoky Mountain Fan Fest at the Smokes Stadium in Sevierville, Tennesee on July 18th & 19th, 2009. This will be an event you don’t want to miss as 7 of the original Dukes of Hazzard cast members will be making appearances at this show. Those cast members include:
- Ben Jones “Cooter”
- Catherine Bach “Daisy”
- James Best “Rosco”
- Sonny Shroyer “Enos”
- Rick Hurst “Cletus”
- Byron Cherry “Coy”
- Don Pedro Colley “Sheriff Little”
There will also be a concert featuring Merle Haggard, Janie Fricke, and Cooter’s Garage Band. If you have a General Lee or Hazzard County cop car, be sure to register your vehicle to get it into the event! For more information visit the Smoky Mountain Fan Fest website.
Here are some shots of Hazzard County located in the backlot of Warner Brothers in Burbank California. These photos were taken during a Warner Brothers VIP tour of the backlot. These tours are open to the public and are a great way to catch some D…Read more
There has been talk of an updated look for the 2010 Dodge Charger. Designer Michael Leonhard has come up with these renderings of what this upcoming Dodge Charger could possibly look like. I could totally see one of these Chargers all dressed up …Read more
Warner Brothers is set to release a 2 film collection of the Dukes of Hazzard movie (2005) and the Dukes of Hazzard – The Beginning on May 5, 2009.
Good times with the good ol boys! The General Lee is tanked up and the laughs are ready t…Read more