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Advertise With The General Lee

Do you remember the American television series "The Dukes of Hazzard" which aired form 1979 to 1985? I remember it well, because it featured the General Lee, a 1969 Dodge Charger, the only real Charger. It also starred John Schneider and Tom Wopat in the roles of Bo and Luke Duke. All in all, it was a program featuring an hour of car stunts every week. The story was fairly light, but it was centred only around the two brothers, and policemen, including the clueless Sheriff Rosco P.Coltrane, who was taking orders from his boss, Boss Hogg.

An American online car search site has created an advertisement, featuring the show. Now, thirty years later, Bo and Luke, are still trying to escape the police, but this time around they are taking on the very modern and powerful new Dodge Charger. The old General Lee has trouble keeping up, and if the two brothers do not change their car, it will be too late. During the crazy race, the two brothers find a replacement for their aging wheels on the Internet. We're not saying which car they end up with, but it will definitely get them where they need to be.

The one detail missing from the General Lee in this ad is the rooftop. In the television series, in true southern style, the car's roof sported a huge Confederate flag. Times have changed, and this imagery is no longer considered politically correct and might alienate customers. It would appear that producers made a point of avoiding any overhead angles that would show the car's rooftop.

This ad, which runs more than two minutes long, features an American automobile manufacturing classic. Launched in 1966, the General Lee is a second generation model in bright orange and wearing the numbers "01" on it's doors in the television series. The one true Charger in the eyes of purists, the 1968 edition immediately increased in sales. Built on the Chrysler B chassis, the 1968 Charger received several cosmetic changes such as a split grille and retractable headlights. It's powertrains remained the same as what was found in the 1967 model. It wasn't popular as a stock car in the NASCAR racing series, as the more aerodynamic shape of the Charger 500 led to the 1967 Dodge Charger Daytona.

Regardless of this particular ad, don't forget that people looking for a good used car can find one right here at autoExpert.ca!

By Linda Aylesworth - autoExpert.ca

 

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