August 14, 2009, - 11:08 am

Very Cool: Spotted This Morning @ the Gas Station

By Debbie Schlussel

This morning, down the street from where I live, at the local Christian-owned gas station (I don’t buy gas at Muslim-owned gas stations; don’t want to fund the jihad), I spotted one of only three genuine General Lee Dodge Chargers in existence (the rest are fakes, er . . . “replicas”).  As you probably know, the cars are from “The Dukes of Hazzard” TV show.   (The one owned by Kid Rock is a fake and, while he bought it from “Dukes of Hazzard” star John Schneider, it was never used in the show).


I didn’t have my camera, so you’ll have to take my word for it.  It was very cool, and looked exactly like the picture above (except it’s waaay cooler in person–the bright orange paint is, believe it or not, stunning).  The dashboard is signed by “Hazzard” stars John Schneider and “Daisy Duke,” Catherine Bach.  The owner, Mark, has the Michigan license plate “NOKLONE” to indicate that his is real (unlike Kid Rock’s).  He lives right near me.  Mark said the other two General Lee owners are the owner of L.A. Gear and a guy who lives in Minnesota.

This weekend, in the Detroit area, we are having something called “The Dream Cruise” down a major road, Woodward Avenue, that spans Detroit and many of Detroit’s major suburbs.  People drive their exotic and classic cars up and down the street all week and definitely all weekend.  I love cool cars, but try to avoid the event because the traffic is soooo bad.  But there are classic cars driving around here everywhere this week, including Mark’s General Lee.

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22 Responses



SumDum Phool on August 14, 2009 at 11:10 am

I thought the remarks very American not racist…I don’t buy gas and put profits in the pockets of those who want to remove me from the face of the earth either…As far as that flag on top the car goes…that war is fought and over…proof is in the White House

SJLoveday on August 14, 2009 at 11:21 am

My Japanese car is cooler, haha but still a sick car.

Confederate flag is totally racist, everyone that has it watches nascar, is a gun toting bible thumping anti slave abolishonist! Actually everyone I’ve met that likes the flag are very nice good willed people.

Andrew deRenzy on August 14, 2009 at 11:32 am

Notice the winking face in my previous post… the comment was sarcastic…

My pa grew up in rural Alabama…the only Jewish family in his town! And yes, they came from the hills to see if he really had horns…

SumDum Phool on August 14, 2009 at 11:54 am

Deb, that sounds like a MAJOR coolness factor seeing the General Lee with signed dashboard. You know, here in Cos Cob, where I live, in the parking lot of a local bank I sometimes will see classic and exotic cars. My mom loves talking about a 1957 Chevy she once had. She tells stories about it but who knows where it is these days.

By the way…my fave TV cars

1) The Batmobile from Batman
2) General Lee
3) The Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch
4) KITT from Knight Rider

In fact Debbie, people all over CT love their classic rides..

And this weekend, there will be shows in:

South Windsor.

And to Andrew who clearly is a leftist progressive…The Confederate Flag is a part of this country’s history. A dark part of it yes but a part of it nonetheless. To deny this flag means to deny or rewrite history like the thing never existed! And those on the left side of the left-right paradigm sure know how to rewrite history!

Bob Porrazzo on August 14, 2009 at 11:59 am

And remember the civil war had absolutely nothing to do with blacks or slavery. Sorry but everything in this country is not all about blacks.

Other little known fact, more white people were lynched during the same time period as Blacks.

Great car by the way!

wolf2012 on August 14, 2009 at 12:14 pm

A car with that flag on it, IN DETROIT? No way will that last very long. Black racist thugs galore will destroy it, and get away with it.

Phineas on August 14, 2009 at 12:38 pm


Did the horn play Dixie?

Blayne on August 14, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I would imagine so…

    PaleoPat on August 23, 2009 at 11:06 pm

We are doing the same and staying clear of Woodward for the next several days. Do what we are doing…cheer on your 0-16 Lions Saturday @ 4pm(preseason game)….lol.

Chris on August 14, 2009 at 2:58 pm

haha obviously you didnt read what I wrote…

Actually everyone I’ve met that likes the flag are very nice good willed people.

don’t be so apprehensive!

Andrew deRenzy on August 14, 2009 at 3:05 pm

I Remember the Woodward cruise from the 60s and 70s.
Not nearly as big as now but a continuos nonofficial event
from the 50s. The drivein, I believe was or still is in Birmingham Mi, where you turned around and then did it all over again. Along the way you chatted up a few ladies and possibly raced a few cruisers between the lights.
The right event for the right city. Motor City,
Detroit, may not be what it once was but who or what is.

Rollie Robinson on August 14, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Cool car, a friend gave me the shirt “General Lee 01” in that orange. But even without the “stars and bars” I felt like a target wearing it; retired it to the rag bin. By the way, don’t mess with “Dixie” it was Abe Lincoln’s favorite song and does not belong in the debate over slavery and racism. You would be surprised how cool that car looks without the flag on top. Clones are cool, they are the better car to take joy riding around town and to the market, like an old pair of jeans and not like rolling in the dirt with “Sunday’s Best”.

eGregie on August 14, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Beautiful car, although I would be a bit nervous about owning anything with that flag

mindy abraham on August 14, 2009 at 6:53 pm

“This morning, down the street from where I live, at the local Christian-owned gas station (I don’t buy gas at Muslim-owned gas stations; don’t want to fund the jihad)”

Perfect.. ,

sharon on August 15, 2009 at 1:14 am

John Schneider is so {{{hot}}}, just sayin’.

So is the car. There’s an article on the web about the restoration of the very first GL.

Great post DS!

Yeah, considering everything, the name of the car is unfortunate if historical. Likewise, I’ve no use for that flag, though it’s an important piece of history. It’s certainly appropriate on the car, not on other vehicles. Certainly not government bldings, ewww!

The kkk and their comrades have been trounced. From time to time they need reminding, you have no home here!

Perfect: ditto

Smile on August 15, 2009 at 8:21 am

when me and my brother were kids (the 80’s) our step dad piled us up in the car one saturday and took us to a car show and not only was the general lee there, but so was K.I.T.T. – we got to sit in and have our pictures taken in both.

the general lee (car) really had nothing to do with racism. bo and luke duke were supposed to be good ole boys and uncle jessie was a moonshiner, supposedly from kentucky… so to try and be a little bit realistic the car makes sense (even though kentucky is not part of the south actually but they wanna be really badly)…

i always liked that the general lee’s horn played dixie :0)

denise on August 16, 2009 at 3:42 am

You dont buy gas at muslim gas stations as you dont want to fund the Jihad? What about Indian gas stations? Most gas stations are Indian owned. I know we all look alike, but there is a big difference between hindus and muslims. Moreover, India has christians too (like me!).

Please dont stereotype.

D: You are correct that there are some Indians in the Detroit area (and elsewhere in the country) who own gas stations. But there are very, very few. The only one I know of is Christian, so that is included in my description. Certainly I’d shop at a Hindu- or Sikh-owned gas station. And yes, I know the difference b/w Muslims and Hindus/Sikhs. However, most gas station in the Detroit area and in most regions of the country are, sadly, owned by Muslim Arabs. And I try to stay away from those only. DS

Dj Hams on August 16, 2009 at 8:57 am

Oh my word.

I thought I was the only weirdo that watched that show when I was a kid. 😀 😆 😉

P: I didn’t watch it. But I like the car. DS

PaleoPat on August 23, 2009 at 11:05 pm

I introduced my son to General Lee of Dukes of Hazzard shortly before he became two. I absolutely loved the series in the 80’s, (especially Daisy), I even had the lunch box that I was very proud of and that I took to school with me everyday in the third grade. I bought my son a set of ERTL cars that contained the General, the sheriff car, and Daisy’s jeep. Shortly thereafter, I rented the first episodes from Netflix so he could learn about the cars he owns. He absolutely loves them now too! He runs around the house yelling Yee-Hoo with the car in his hand making a jumping motion. His first cousin had a birthday party where we were supposed to decorate wagons for a contest and then have a parade. Of course, his mom and I decorated his wagon just like the General Lee car and won. The birthday party was in a town I grew up in that is 85% black. I proudly paraded his wagon around the block with the Rebel flag right on top. I was actually wishing someone would stop and say something to me about it. My point of all this is that it’s a child’s play thing people! Yes the flag was displayed during slavery but the General Lee car had nothing to do with it. If you go back and watch the Dukes of Hazzard, there are several episodes where they are good friends with black guys, heck they’re even hugging a black guy in the very first episode. The car is simpy a children’s icon and the flag is what you make of it. All you white people that say the car is offensive to blacks are exactly what is wrong with America now anyway. Grow some nuts people, stop treating blacks like a color and start treating them just like the rest of us = PEOPLE!!!

GeorgeGoodson on August 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm

I thought general lee was lee farkas lol!

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