Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Remember, we're in Trenton, Georgia, this weekend ...

... and you're invited, too! Billie Rae Bates will be signing copies of her "Dukes of Hazzard" reference guide "Them Dukes! Them Dukes!" at the Hillbilly Woodstick 3 Dukes of Hazzard Cruise in Trenton, known to some as the filming locale of the 1981 film "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia."

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, 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! 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 BRB and her signings at the Events page at, where some crazy photos have recently been added!

BRBTV News Blog Blip: He may be known as "Blake Lively's dad" these days, but to us, Ernie Brown / Lively will always be L.B. Davenport on "The Dukes of Hazzard," as well as Dobro Doolan in the show's pilot episode! Lively was in a car wreck on Monday, but he's doing OK, as reported here and here. See a nice photo of Lively with his daughter in the first link.

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