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The General Lee
The General Lee:
  • It was orange with a Confederate battle flag painted on the roof, the words "GENERAL LEE" over each door, and the number "01" on each door
  • Dukes of Hazzard used mostly 1969 Chargers in the beginning; later on, they also modified 1968 Chargers to look like 1969s by pop-riviting 1969-model taillamps, taillamp panels, and the center "I" piece common to the 1969 Charger
  • Since it was built as a race car, the doors were welded shut
  • An estimated 309 Chargers were used; 17 are still known to exist in various states of repair
  • These Chargers performed many record-breaking jumps throughout the show, almost all of them resulting in a completely destroyed car
  • No 1970 Chargers were used, as backdating them proved to be too time-consuming
  • The Duke boys added a custom air horn to the General Lee that played the first 12 notes of the song "Dixie"

1969 Dodge Charger Dukes of Hazzard Car

Daisy Duke's Jeep
Daisy Duke's Jeep: Dixie (CJ-7 Jeep):
  • Dixie was the name given to Daisy Duke's white 1980 Jeep CJ-7 "Golden Eagle" which had a golden eagle emblem on the hood and the name "Dixie" on the sides
  • Like other vehicles in the show, there was actually more than one Jeep used throughout the series
  • Sometimes it would have an automatic transmission, and other times it would be a manual
  • The design of the roll cage also varied across the seasons

Cooter's tow truck
He had a ton of different models!
  • The brown pick up seen in the GA episodes and for a few done in CA, is a 1969 C-10 Chevy
  • The first blue and white tow truck seen toward the end of the first season was a 1969 Ford F100
  • By the third season, Cooter would have yet another make and model tow truck, this time a yellow 1979 Ford F-350 Custom
  • Eventually he would go back to the blue and white truck, only it's a 1970 GMC 1500
  • Cooter also had a green 1968 Chevy pickup that was seen in a few episodes

John Schneider
Beauregard "Bo" Duke
(John Schneider):
  • He's the blonde-haired, younger Duke boy
  • He is more of the "shoot first, ask questions later" type than Luke, and is often the one to get the duo into the various scrapes in which they find themselves, although the character did mature slightly as the series progressed
  • An ex-stock car driver, Bo is the one who drives the General Lee most of the time, with Luke riding shotgun
  • Bo is known for his rebel yell, "Yeeeee-haaa," which he usually yells when the General Lee is airborne during a jump

The Duke boys share the CB handle "Lost Sheep": Uncle Jesse was "Shepherd" and Daisy was "Bo Peep"

Dukes of Hazzard Theme Song:
Dukes of Hazzard Intro:

The third episode "Mary Kaye's Baby" is the only one in which the General Lee does not appear. Instead, the Dukes drove around in a blue 1975 Plymouth Fury borrowed from Cooter that Luke later destroyed by shooting a flaming arrow at the car, whose trunk had been leaking due to the moonshine stowed in the back.

The Dukes of Hazzard is an American action-comedy television series that was aired on CBS from January 26, 1979, to February 8, 1985.

  • The show aired for 147 episodes spanning seven seasons.
  • It was consistently among the top-rated television series in the late 1970s (at one point, ranking second only to Dallas, which immediately followed the show on CBS's Friday night schedule).
  • The show was about two young male cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, who live in rural Georgia and are on probation for moonshine-running.
  • Their female cousin Daisy Duke, Uncle Jesse, Mechanic Cooter Davenport, etc. have various escapades as they evade the corrupt law officers Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane.
  • The customized 1969 Dodge Charger nicknamed the General Lee, became a symbol of the show.

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