Has being on the lam kept you out of the loop? We got ya covered! Here’s all the latest Dukes of Hazzard news, in no particular order, because we’re lazy like that. Here we go!
Tickets for the Tom Wopat and John Schneider concert at the Fallsview Casino Resort go on sale January 13! The casino doesn’t have it listed yet but Tom himself released this information. The shows are April 12 & 13 in Ontario, Canada, just on the other side of Niagra Falls. You’ll need a passport, but you got plenty of time to get that together. Your local post office can give you the passport application and explain what’s required.
Next, if you’ve got a million dollars in your pocket, why not blow it on LEE 1? Yes, the most famous, and also infamous, first General Lee is up for a Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ, starting January 15. The car is famous for being the very first jumped General Lee in the first Dukes of Hazzard episode, “One-Armed Bandits.” It later appeared in the episode “Repo Men” , repainted green, posing as a wrecked stock car.
When Dukes production left Georgia, LEE1 was left behind in a junkyard. It was eventually discovered in the late 90’s and purchased for an alleged $400 bucks. The new owner, after much ballyhoo, turned around and auctioned the thing for some 24 grand or so, as-is, wrecked and rusted. How many times LEE1 changed hands after that, we don’t know, but it was eventually restored to be drivable and show-worthy. In Duke circles, arguments abound about whether or not there’s enough original parts on the car to qualify it as “original”, as this was more like building the Bionic General than a normal restoration. Yet somebody will pay a terrific price for LEE1 just for the bragging rights, if past history is any indication.
In other news, the lovely Catherine Bach has joined the cast of “The Young and the Restless”, a long-running daytime soap opera. She will join the set Jan 10, with her first episode appearance expected around Feb 7. She will play a scheming, conniving mother of a scheming, conniving daughter, heck-bent on ruining marriages and fostering mistrust among friends. Sounds like fun!
One more quick thing, tickets for the 2012 Hazzard Homecoming are already on sale. We don’t know who’s gonna be there or what’s happening yet, but hey, it’s on! You’ll get a discount if you buy an e-ticket by March. Swing over to Cooter’s Place for details.
That’s a wrap for now! Stay tuned to HazzardNet, we’ll have more for you soon!