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20 February 2005 @ 08:05 pm
Truck load of General Lees
I saw this truck full of copies of the General Lee today at the motel parking lot near Flying J on the Grapevine (a mountain pass a little north of Magic Mountain).
As a kid, I was a fan of The Dukes of Hazzard... eep! I was just looking for the IMDB link to the old 1979 series to put with the title, and I found an entry for a 2005 movie! Well, that might explain why a truckload of them is being moved around. In case you aren't familiar with the premise, it's about the Duke family and their back-woods adventures, including outrunning crooked cops, in Hazzard County. The main things I remember from it are the orange car pictured, and Daisy Duke, whose outfit of choice helped coin the term "Daisy Duke shorts."

More pictures behind the cut.

Bigger version of the first picture.
Close-up of one car.  You can see the text: General Lee on the top.

The con (Gallifrey One) was very fun, entertaining, and relaxing. nolly gave me nifty cool Japanese stuff and was nifty and nolly-like. I had a nap friday, massage and long bath on Saturday, before attempting to dance at the dance. Note: A dance mix of "Hit Me Baby One More Time" by Britney is not a good choice for a con dance. Pearl was being non-vocal (voice mostly gone), so I got to practice my ASL. I really want to continue with that. Maybe I'll sign up for the online class that sarahemm is in.
Current Mood: sillysilly
Current Music: New Order - 1963
Niki: edthespatula on February 20th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
ashi: charyb-deskashi on February 20th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
Eek what? The new Dukes of Hazzard movie? The Britney song at the dance? The dancing hamsters?
egyptian_spider on February 21st, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
Serious eek when you consider that Jessica Simpson is playing Daisy Duke. *G*
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egyptian_spider on February 21st, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
Lemme clear this up for you, hon.

Jessica Simpson = evil. *grins*
Buttonsupersniffles on February 20th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
I loved that series! I've actually been to the tiny town in GA that they filmed the pilot in (it's the same one they filmed that Friday the 13th movie I was squealing about a couple of weeks ago. Covington, GA)
I had a massive crush on John Schneider (Bo Duke) who now plays the dad on Smallville!
SarahEmm: AlternateOstrichsarahemm on February 20th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC)
it's nifty (the online classes). probably fairly basic for you (but good for me 'cuz i was just starting) tho. i dunno :)
i've just started working through them again after taking a couple weeks off and just practicing (well, using ASL when i'm not so able to do the verbalness stuff) frequently...
ashi: toddletashi on February 20th, 2005 09:59 pm (UTC)
Well, I feel pretty lost and in a big need for review before I can go off and take the second class... or I might find the online one a good substitute for now. We can practice whenever you visit too.
kennitakennita on February 21st, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
I came in late; where is this online ASL class to be found?
ashi: yuzu-kippeiashi on February 21st, 2005 05:44 am (UTC)
Hein: Kashira? Kashira? Gozonji Kashira?fub on February 21st, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
Some of those cars look a bit beaten up. But I guess no-one's going to notice with those cars flying through the air.

Also, note the BFG tires. :)
kennitakennita on February 21st, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)
Maybe some of them are *supposed* to look beaten up. Kind of like painting scars on an actor....
ashiashi on February 21st, 2005 06:11 am (UTC)
Maybe they were used in the original TV series... I heard they would often use up a few cars an episode, doing jumps and whatnot. It would make sense to bring in some leftovers for the movie...
Hein: kodamafub on February 21st, 2005 08:52 am (UTC)
Just how old would those cars be? Would they be looked after all that time, coming out looking like the cars on that trailer? Somehow, I don't think so...
ashi: charybdisashi on February 21st, 2005 09:05 am (UTC)

The closest one on the bottom looks horribly faded.
I doubt they actually make that exact car any more.
It seems likely some of the leftovers were purchased by collectors, who took good care of them, and might be willing to sell or lend them for use in the movie.

The movie Tucker supposedly featured most of the remaining Tuckers in existance, as well as some cars reworked to look like Tuckers. Only 51 were ever made.
Hein: Ships passing in the nightfub on February 21st, 2005 09:08 am (UTC)
It seems likely some of the leftovers were purchased by collectors, who took good care of them, and might be willing to sell or lend them for use in the movie.
Hmmmm... Good point.
Trust Me! O_Olokiz_mom on February 21st, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)
i dont know if you remember my grand torino--the gold tone one-- named Michelle. the General Lee is a grand torino much like mine was. that's the reason why i loved it so much.

also...i was watching CMT (country music television) and it seems that they're going to be playing the dukes of hazzard all next week...or maybe this week. anyway...here's the link


have fun!!!
ashi: mayuashi on February 22nd, 2005 07:47 am (UTC)
Ah, I remember TV.
Mostly now for me it's this thing that people in Japan capture episodes from, that I get directly via Winny or indirectly via fansubbers...
Though I actually watched a bit of TV news during Gallifrey (one of the 4 cons in California I know of that went on last weekend).