Above, Wayne gives cruisers a glimpse of some of the goodies they'll see this weekend at the Covington arm of the trip. He's got all kinds of stuff he's accumulated over the years -- Jerry Rushing's boots, Uncle Jesse's hat, an original General Lee license plate and more.
Here, Scott, a "Dukes" fan from Pennyslvania, showed BRB one of his treasures: Sorrell Booke photos and autographs. Booke, of course, has passed on (and really would've loved events like this, us fans surmise!), but while the show was still airing, round about 1981 or so, Scott guesses, he got the opportunity to meet our own Boss Hogg at an appearance. Rosco's "fat little buddy" was only too happy to oblige with not only one autograph but two. And what is that paper he was signin'? Well, glad you asked -- Booke flipped over two pages from the script for the October 1982 episode "Big Daddy"! Wow! Is that like givin' a fan the shirt off your back, or what?
Watch for more photos of the event this weekend, because it's all just startin' up .... And if you can make it out to Covington, remember you'll meet not only James (Rosco) Best and Byron (Coy Duke) Cherry), but some of the mechanics and stunt guys who helped make the show great.
Photos by Billie Rae Bates / BRBTV
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