BRB has just booked the fifth signing of 2008 for her "Dukes of Hazzard" reference guide "Them Dukes! Them Dukes!", and it's a good one. The Hillbilly Woodstick 3 Dukes of Hazzard Cruise, now in its (you guessed it!) third year, will take off from Trenton, Georgia, later this month. As in the past two years, the classic car cruise covers some good ground and some fun days, this time making the journey to Hickory, North Carolina, with some great stops along the way.
BRB will be there on Saturday, October 18, as part of the three-day kickoff of the cruise in Trenton. The day, centered at this small town's Jenkins Park, will include live music, lots of "Dukes" cast and crew appearances, and a ton of classic muscle cars! Trenton was the filming location for the 1981 film "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia." Show organizer Wayne Wooten, who chatted details with BRB last Saturday, remarked that you will find some familiarity in the town. One side bears some modern development, but the other side looks very much like no time has passed since this quite-well-known film starring Kristy McNichol and Mark Hamill.
The cruise runs from October 17 to 25. Also scheduled to appear at various times during the nine-day stretch are Sonny Shroyer, Byron Cherry, Don Pedro Colley, Rick Hurst, original "Dukes" inspiration Jerry Rushing, original Georgia show mechanic Tony Kelley, original Georgia show transportation director Don Schisler, stuntman Al Wyatt Jr., Tom Sarmento of the Hazzard County Stunt Team, and more. See the full details, including host hotel information, at the cruise's site:
Keep up with Billie Rae Bates and her signings at the Events page at BillieRae.com, where some crazy photos have recently been added!
BRBTV News Blog Blip: Patrick Duffy, our own Bobby Ewing of "Dallas," will serve as the master of ceremonies at Soka University's fourth annual Peace Gala next weekend. Read more in this press release or at the California university's site.