January 26, 2006

Today in Automotive History

1979 Yeeeeeee-Haw!

The Dukes of Hazzard, a prime-time television action/comedy show, aired for the first time on this day. The show starred John Schneider and Tom Wopat as the mischievous Duke cousins, two "good old boys," who tangled with the crooked law enforcement officers of Hazzard County every week. However, the real star of the show was their car, "The General Lee," a 1969 Dodge Charger with a bright orange paint job and a Confederate flag on its roof. The car was a suitable choice: Dodge Chargers won 22 of the 54 major NASCAR races in 1969. The Dukes of Hazzard ran for seven seasons.

Posted by Quality Weenie at January 26, 2006 08:15 AM | TrackBack

And is probably one of the greatest shows in Television history!

Posted by: Contagion at January 26, 2006 08:35 AM

I don't think I missed a show until John and Tom left...

Posted by: spurs at January 27, 2006 12:12 PM

Wait... there was a CAR on that show?

Don't think I noticed a damn thing except Daisy's cleavage :-)

Posted by: Harvey at January 27, 2006 09:18 PM