Are you ready to cruise through multiple states, have great fun with friends old and new, and celebrate "The Dukes of Hazzard" at the same time? As reported earlier on the BRBTV News Blog, Wayne Wooten's Hillbilly Woodstick 2 Dukes of Hazzard Cruise begins tomorrow, October 5, in North Carolina, and continues for one big week, ending up in Covington, Georgia -- birthplace of "The Dukes."
The fun news for today, though, is the fact that Mr. James Best -- known as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane to us -- has signed on to appear, as well. He's in good company: Byron (Coy Duke) Cherry, Jerry Rushing, and a whole host of mechanics, stuntmen and other guys who worked behind the scenes to make the show great.
Mr. Wooten, who chatted via phone with BRBTV last night, says he plans to make an annual event out of the cruise. "I want to get one under my belt," he says of this first one, for which he's now getting down to the wire in working out a ton of details. He's had phone calls right and left, he told us from his job on a tugboat (a business his dad did before him, by the way; he proudly tells BRBTV that his son is taking another career route, serving our country overseas).
Wayne ran down some of the details of the Covington end of the event for us: Friday, October 12 will be spent at the Super 8 Motel conference room, where from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the aforementioned special guests will be signing autographs and answering fan questions about their roles on our favorite show. That's the best part, isn't it? The reminiscing? Later in the afternoon, we'll all be breaking into groups and visiting "Dukes" filming sites around the area.
On Saturday, the event will move to the antique mall on Elm Street in Covington in the morning and early afternoon, then to the Historic Town Square for the rest of the day, where we'll all park our cars and have a nice get-together.
Catch more details at Wayne's official page for the event: