As I begin this story it started around 1979, when I was only 9 years old. Every Friday evening about 9:00pm came on a show called "Dukes of Hazzard". This show was my favourite because of this orange car called the "General Lee". Well it was bright orange with a 01 on the side! It was loud and fast and always out ran the cops.
Again lets move forward a few more years. Well the time had finally come that there was a conceivable idea that I could own a General Lee.
Don’t get me wrong, I still have my kids and responsibilities. Well let me tell you how excited I was, because the hunt was on for a 69 Dodge Charger General Lee.
As car lovers, let us not forget whether it’s a Mopar Ford or Chevy the passion of owning a piece of steel that takes us back to that special place in time is all that matters.
Suggestions came from a good friend of mine, Kevin. That no matter what, find one that has all the bones, and don’t worry we can work on it. After looking and checking out cars throughout the US. I came across this one from the supplier of the 2005 Dukes Of Hazzard movie. I had lengthy conversations and many pictures were sent on request to me.
After months of talking back and forth I decided to take a chance and buy this one. I had it outfitted with the correct decals, push bar and rims never the less the correct color too! When the car eventually came a lot of work had to be done on it, even a new 383 and rear end.
My dream as a child was to drive and have one. Well I was only 9 so die cast cars were as far as I could go. Fast forward many years later having kids and responsibilities made money tough.
At the back of my mind I had always still liked this car! But never thought I would ever have one.
In these few years the General has been to car shows, school graduations, in a car magazine, and even in Heritage Park celebrating 50 years! To keep this story short this car will always have a special place for me.