August 10th and 11th, 2019, you can meet the cast of The Dukes of Hazzard, watch live stunt shows, and listen to live music at Shenandoah Speedway in Virginia.
Cooter’s getting the gang back together. Rick Hurst (Cletus), Sonny Shroyer (Enos), Tom Wopat (Luke), Cathy Bach (Daisy), and, of course, Ben Jones (Ol’ Cooter himself) will be there to meet fans, sign autographs, and take photos.
Legendary country and rock artists will be there to entertain, including: Wynona & the Big Noise, Exile, Confederate Railroad, Billy Dean, Tom Wopat, Whey Jennings, Catherine Bach, and Cooter’s Garage Band.
And last, but not least, James A. Smith and The Northeast Ohio Dukes will be there to put on a spectacular live stunt car show for the fans. Don’t miss it! See CootersPlace.com for more details.
The holidays will soon be upon us. In less than a month, December 2nd to be exact, ol’ Cooter will be celebrating with a good old-fashioned jamboree! The fun starts at 7pm at the Cooter’s Place in Luray, VA. Daisy Duke herself, Catherine Bach will be there too!
Speaking of Cathy, she’ll be at Cooter’s earlier in the day, December 2nd, and again on December 3rd to sign autographs and take photos with fans.
Up for auction on eBay right now is a screen used, autographed Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane shirt. It has been authenticated by James Best himself. The current owner is a law enforcement officer and cherishes this shirt, but must sell it in order to pay for hospital and funeral costs for his mother who recently passed away. If you can afford to put a bid on it, please do to help out this man. This collector’s item deserves to go to a Dukes of Hazzard fan that will love and cherish it as much as he does. Click here to bid.
As many of you know, Warner Brothers declined to renew any licenses to produce General Lee models and diecasts this year due to the controversy over the confederate flag. The current licenses expire by the end of this year. If you don’t already have a General Lee, you’d better get one now before they’re sold out. Perhaps the best way to show Warner Brothers that they made a bad decision is to make sure they know there’s a demand for The Dukes of Hazzard and fans WANT to buy dvds, posters, toys, and more featuring our beloved General Lee.
It’s been a while since HazzardNet has had a fan of the month, but this month’s winner more than deserves the honor. Mark B. has been a member for a while, but has recently come back with a vengeance, filling us all in on his Dukes of Hazzard projects. He’s a model maker and an amazing one at that. Just take a look in our forums and you’ll see what I mean. Here’s a little about Mark in his own words:
I grew up with Dukes (I was 10 when the show premiered), but being a child of the 70s, was primarly a Star Wars and sci-fi guy. This has been the story ever since, but Dukes has always been a comfortable place to come back to. My Dukes fandom was rekindled a few years ago after years of visting Cooter’s Place in Gatlinburg and becoming more enamored of the ‘Deep South’ and its culture.
As an adult I couldn’t put my finger on what it was I like about the show until I ready Ben Jones’ book ‘Redneck Boy in the Promised Land’. It was pretty simple really: fun, family values, and fast cars. It may not have been Emmy-winning TV, but it was just good and didn’t need deeper analysis. I think my blood pressure actually comes down when I have the show on!
Model building (and related skills) is my profession as well as my hobby. Although I had a love of model cars in middle and high school, I’ve always chosen to build sci-fi subjects for myself. That was until I got the itch to build something ‘Dukes’. I had been inspired by the models of TJ Belthard at Cooter’s Place in Gatlinburg and had wanted to expand on his vision. The Hazzard Garage was the perfect subject for a model with a nice level of detail, weathering, and a logical setting for any of theDukes car models. The model project has of course led me down the road of owning all the DVDs and connecting with other fans through Hazzardnet and other internet forums.
Connecting with other fans on HN is a particular pleasure. Its a great community that really continues the warm feelings of home that DOH portrayed between the car chases. To borrow a phrase from Ben Jones’ book, its like ‘coming home to a place you’ve never been’.