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TVLand Takes Dukes of Hazzard Off The Air Over Confederate Flag Flap

dukescousinsTVLand has taken the Dukes of Hazzard off the air in response to the flap about the confederate flag precipitated by the shooting in Charleston. We were devastated to see such a horrible, violent attack perpetrated against innocent, God fearing people. Much has been said and done in the days since and we won’t get into that. We will simply state that banning The Dukes of Hazzard from the air waves won’t solve the problem. Anyone who has watched the show knows that the Dukes were not racist and, as Martin Luther King, Jr. requested of us all, they judged people not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. The family values that the Dukes embodied seem to be needed now more than ever.

If you would like to let Viacom know you want the show back on the air, Donald Covell, Jr. has started a petition you can sign.

Dukes of Hazzard Reunion In Georgia

Dukes of Hazzard fans, mark your calendars for March 8th through March 10th! The Dukes of Hazzard cast will be together again for the Dukes of Hazzard “Reunion in Georgia” Classic Car Show & Music Festival. The Old Middle Georgia Speedway will play host to thousands of Dukes of Hazzard fans as they get together to see John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Tom Wopat, James Best, Sonny Shroyer, Rick Hurst, and Ben Jones, as well as checking out some great cars at the car show, listening to some fantastic music, and participating in tons of great family activities. All the particulars, such as event times, ticket prices, and directions are on the Cooter’s Place website.

Dukes of Hazzard Reunion in Georgia

Dukes of Hazzard Shindig Success!

Dukes of Hazzard "Hazzard Run" PosterThe Dukes of Hazzard Family Reunion in Livingston Parish, LA had 20,000 fans show up on Sept. 29, which exceeded the hoped-for attendance by promoters. The event offered free admission to the public, though nominal autograph fees were charged by Dukes of Hazzard cast members. You can read a local write-up about it in The Daily Reveille. By all accounts thus far from fans, promoters and cast members, the event was a great success, and there is already talk of another Hazzard Family Reunion for 2013.

Meanwhile, Dukes of Hazzard shindigs continue during 2012! Owners of General Lee replicas can join cast member Ben Jones, a/k/a “Cooter Davenport”, for the annual Hazzard Run on Oct. 13 & 14! Rick Hurst, “Deputy Cletus Hogg” will be joining the fun. If you’ve never seen this parade of General Lees roll into town, it’s a sight worth the trip! To register your General Lee for the Hazzard Run, or to obtain spectator info, visit Cooter’s Place.

 

 

Entire Dukes Cast Gathers for Hazzard Homecoming!

Unless you’ve been hiding out in the mountains with your moonshine still, you’ve probably heard that Hazzard Homecoming is taking place August 11 & 12! It’s located at the Ben Venue Racecourse, intersection of Hwy 211 and Route 729 in Amissville, VA. This is just down the road from Sperryville.

Hazzard Homecoming will feature personal appearances by the surviving principal cast of The Dukes of Hazzard. Yes, both John Schneider and Tom Wopat – Bo and Luke Duke  – will be there! As will the charming Catherine Bach.

We’ll also have the intrepid presence of the Hazzard County Sheriff’s Department; James Best, Sonny Shroyer and Rick Hurst. Hosting the shindig is Ben Jones, ol’ Cooter himself, with help from his wife, the lovely Miss Alma.

Of course, you can expect to see lots of General Lees too! Along with Daisy’s Jeep, Uncle Jesse’s pickup and Hazzard County patrol cars.

There’s literally too much going on for us to list, so head over to Cootersplace.com for the complete details. There’s a long lineup of concerts, BMX bike stunts, professional wrestling and whatever else they pull out of the hat.

Best of all, you’ll be surrounded by thousands of other Dukes fans just like you, who can’t get enough of the Dukes of Hazzard!

It’s been hinted by the organizers that this could be “the last time the entire cast is together.”  We’re not going to read into that too deeply or speak anything negative into existence. What we will say, however, is that we know just how much time, work and expense go into putting these events together. There’s been some form of DukesFest/Hazzard Homecoming for so long now that we’ve come to expect them.

But you never know.

So, clear your calendar, gas up the car, pack a cooler and make the pilgrimage to Hazzard Homecoming! Oh, and before we forget – YEEEHAAAA!!

 

Dukes of Hazzard Stunt Show a Smashing Success!

Fearless Ray Kohn of the Northeast Ohio Dukes gave the “Hazzard Comes to Galax” crowd a thrilling General Lee jump on Saturday, June 2nd, despite problems with the car’s steering and an unscheduled smash into a parked vehicle.

Fortunately, the vehicle struck by Ray was one of the stunt unit cars belonging to the Northeast Ohio Dukes, but the collision caused considerable damage to both cars and a delay to the show. The Hazzard-ous mishap occurred during a warm-up lap in front of a grandstand audience of over 3,000 fans.

You can see the high-tech repairs to the General Lee – involving a really big hammer – in the video clip below, as well as the successful stunt jump. A big YEEHAA goes to Ray for staying safe and continuing on with the show!

Dukes of Hazzard Cast in Galax, VA!

We’re closing in on “Hazzard Comes to Galax” on June 2nd! This Dukes of Hazzard fan gathering is affordable fun, with tickets at the gate running $10 for adults and a mere $5 for kids 12 and younger.  Scheduled cast appearances include John Schneider, James Best, Sonny Shroyer, Rick Hurst, and Ben Jones.

If that doesn’t already grab ya, then go for the Stunt Show performed by our crazy friends, the Northeast Ohio Dukes! If you have never seen the General Lee fly in person, you won’t want to miss it!

This is a one-day only event, Saturday June 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to about 7:00 p.m. Free up your Friday and hit the road! For directions, hotel information and all the details we were too lazy to spell out, visit their official website!

New WB Project Could Be Dukes of Hazzard Movie

From the rumor mill at the Hollywood Reporter, we’re told that there’s a secretive Warner Bros action-film project taking place somewhere in the South.

The story takes place in the 1970’s, and features two young men on the wrong side of the law.

This sounds kinda familiar, we gotta admit.

The last time we got excited about a Dukes movie, however, we were handed something that was an over-long parody. Good as the chase scenes were in The Dukes of Hazzard 2005 movie, it was a far cry from what many long-time fans had hoped for.  This was followed up by a watered-down version of more of the same, in the TV movie, “The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning.”  After a single TV airing, “The Beginning” was in the DVD bargain bin at Walmart.

Which brings us to wonder, “what next?”

There is optimism in the fact that writer-director Jody Hill was born in North Carolina in 1976.  He’s from the South. He’s  just old enough to have watched the original series during the CBS run of 1979-1985, during that critical impressionable age. Maybe, just maybe, Warner Bros is putting together a new Dukes of Hazzard movie project that is more true to the original series, and they’ve got the right guy at the helm.

Maybe.

We don’t even know if this is really a Dukes movie at all – or just something that borrows heavily from it.  As soon as we know more, we’ll pass it on! Meantime, visit our Forums to see fan reaction and share your thoughts!

Dukes of Hazzard Taking Over Knight Rider Festival

Move over, KITT. The General Lee is taking center stage in Las Vegas on May 18 & 19, 2012, during the Las Vegas Star Cars and Knight Rider 30th Anniversary Convention! Once separate events, these shindigs have been combined by powerhouse Vegas promoter Paul Casey.

The vehicles in attendance will include various incarnations of KITT and probably a dozen or more General Lees. In addition to the iconic cars from Knight Rider and The Dukes of Hazzard, you’ll find famous vehicles from Smokey & The Bandit, The A-Team, The Green Hornet, American Graffiti, Ghostbusters, and anything else that shows up.

The event is FREE to the public, but star car owners are asked to pony up for the Children’s Miracle Network. Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider, co-founder of the charity, is participating in the event and will be signing autographs. “Bo Duke” will be joined by Dukes of Hazzard alumni Byron Cherry, (Coy Duke) and Don Pedro Colley (Sheriff Little.) Catherine Bach has also been invited, but as of HazzardNet press time, her participation is unconfirmed.

Some Knight Rider stars will be there too, but hey, this is a Dukes website and we’re just a little selfish. Go to the official Las Vegas Star Cars website for more details about all the celebrities and cars!

We’re willing to bet that Dukes of Hazzard fans and General Lees take the event over by sheer numbers . It would serve Knight Rider just desserts for picking on The Dukes of Hazzard during the 80’s.  Odds are, a lot of Dixie horns will be heard in Las Vegas!

Update on Screen Used General Lee #13

screen used general leeSome of you may be wondering what happened to Screen Used General Lee #13 that was slated for auction on December 15th. We noticed that all information regarding it mysteriously disappeared from the catalog and auction site and we never heard anything about a final sales price. Well, we got in touch with the good folks at Profiles In History. They let us know that it was pulled from the auction when information arose that cast doubt on its authenticity. It’s a shame that the car couldn’t be definitively authenticated as a screen used General Lee, but we applaud the Profiles In History crew for their integrity.

The December 15th auction wasn’t without a little bit of Dukes of Hazzard memorabilia, however. A Hazzard County Jail sign, complete with mispelling of Sheriff Rosco’s name, fetched $1500. Score one for the Hazzard County Sheriff’s Department.

Dukes Cast Member Appearances Coming Up!

Dukes of Hazzard Bo, Luke, and RoscoLooking for a chance to see your favorite Dukes of Hazzard cast member in person? Then mark your calendar with these upcoming events!

Feb 4 & 5, James Best, known to us all as Rosco P. Coltrane, will be at the Mount Dora Art Festival in Mount Dora, FL.  While this isn’t a Dukes event, it’s a good chance to see Jimmie and check out his paintings.

Feb 17, 18 & 19, Tom Wopat, alias “Luke Duke” will be at the Canton Hot Rod Show at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in…you guessed it, Canton OH!  A General Lee is scheduled to be with him at the show. See the official website for show hours and admission fees. Note, Tom doesn’t do a lot of Dukes-themed shindigs, so this is a rare chance for a meet & greet.  If you are interested in Tom’s vocal performances, check out the upcoming show dates on his website.

March 23, 24 & 25, Ben Jones, a/k/a Cooter Davenport, will be at the International Auto Showcase at the New York State Fairgrounds. This huge indoor car show will feature classic and custom cars with an emphasis on old-school muscle. Cooter is always a crowd-pleaser, stop by and say howdy!

And don’t forget, tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan 13 at noon for the Tom Wopat & John Schneider concert on April 12 & 13! Last year’s gig at this venue completely sold out, so we’ve been alerting y’all about this as much as we can.

Us Dukes of Hazzard fans have it good, don’t we? Stay tuned for more Dukes of Hazzard news as it comes!

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