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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.
 
 
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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)
Well...

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.