Mark your calendars now, classic muscle car fans! The cast of “The Dukes of Hazzard” is reuniting in Georgia in March of 2013…and that includes the orange “General Lee” 1969 Dodge Charger muscle car that was the “real” star of the show!
Seven of the original cast members of the 1980s television show are booked to appear March 8-10, 2013 at the old Middle Georgia Raceway in Byron, Georgia for “The Dukes of Hazzard Reunion, Classic Car Show and Music Festival”, according to the Jones County Cruisers classic car club.
If you’re looking for autographs, coming to the March 9 autograph session are John Schneider (Bo Duke); Tom Wopat (Luke Duke); Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke); James Best (Sheriff Rosco P. Coltraine); Sonny Shroyer (Deputy Enos Strate); Ben Jones (Cooter Davenport); and Rick Hurst (Deputy Cletus Hogg).
More than 500 classic cars are expected too, along with more than 200 replica vehicles that were made famous on the show, including the orange “General Lee” 1969 Dodge Charger, with its Confederate flag painted on the roof and “01” painted on each door. Its custom air horn played the first several notes of the song “Dixie.”
Expect to see versions of the 1975 AMC Matadors used as Hazzard County police cars, and Daisy’s 1980 Jeep CJ-7 Golden Eagle with “Dixie” on the sides.
Read more about the show, the reunion, and its country music festival here.