greatest TV shows in the history of the world. I still watch the show today with my own son, and it still brings back some nice memories. And I’m not alone. There are still die-hard Dukes fanatics out there. Some are even more into it than me, including the ones participating in the Hazzard Run over the weekend. These guys and gals gathered behind Cooter’s Place in Nashville with their very own General Lees and Hazzard Sheriff’s cars, and caravanned down to Cooter’s Place in Gatlinburg. There. They met up with actual cast members from the show. It seemed like a good time to me, so we got up early Saturday morning to see them off.
the General Lee, of course. It was one of the main stars of the show—often even more popular than the actors. In the show it was a 1969 Dodge Charger. It could do amazing stunts like drive on two wheels or jump over a barn in a high-speed chase. The cars represented at the Hazzard Run were in various conditions and states of authenticity. But every one of them was fun to look at, and you could see how even something as standardized as these still had the owners’ personal touches. Some even had cast signatures on them, indicating that this isn’t the first time they participated in something like this.
sheriff. Amazingly, they were able to keep up with the General Lee in a car chase, although they rarely got the Duke boys to stop. Those guys typically drove Dodge Monacos and Plymouth Furys like the one in the picture. They were both represented at the Hazzard Run. You hardly ever see these cars anymore, but there was a time when they were as common as used Crown Victorias. Hopefully no one jumped one of these into a creek while traveling to Gatlinburg like they used to do on the show.
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Also, for you Smokey and the Bandit fans, here’s a story about a similar event known as the Bandit Run.