Monday, September 17, 2007

How's-about a "Dukes" cruise?

If you know Mr. Wayne Wooten, then you know that he's the man who was able to secure the 17 screen-used General Lee cars from Warner Bros. a few years after "The Dukes of Hazzard" went off the airwaves in the '80s. He's also the man behind the Dodge Charger Registry. Well, Wayne is putting together a fun "Dukes" event for next month. It's a cruise that begins in North Carolina and ends in Georgia, in the birthplace of the "The Dukes," the fair town of Covington.

Check out all the info at Wayne's Dukes of Hazzard General Lee Truth website. The Hillbilly Woodstick 2 Dukes of Hazzard Cruise begins on Friday, October 5 in Conover, North Carolina. The sites you'll see along the way include Dollywood, Biltmore Estate in Asheville, the Hickory Motor Speedway and more, all ending, appropriately enough, at the Town Square in Covington on Saturday, October 13. See the full itinerary for the 470 miles at Wayne's website.

Special guests for the event will include Byron (Coy Duke) Cherry and Jerry Rushing, the man whose moonshinin' life the TV series was originally based on. Joining them will be some guys who helped out behind the scenes on the original show: Tony Kelly, Don Schisler, Henry Holman, Tom Sarmento, Cliff Shaw, Bob Shelley.

If you'd like to attend, email Wayne to let him know, so he can get a count for the event. The event is free (now, isn't that cool?) and sure to be a great gathering of "Dukes" fans!

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