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Friday, April 13, 2012

Because It's Friday and You Deserve It, That's Why

A compilation of Bo and Luke Duke's 1969 Dodge Charger (aka The General Lee) jumps from seasons 1-6 of The Dukes of Hazzard:



An estimated 309 of these cars were used during the filming of the series.  There were also some 1968 Chargers used for stunt purposes; "[t]hese Chargers performed many record-breaking jumps throughout the show, almost all of them resulting in a completely destroyed car."  Yeah, no shit.

Watching this show as a kid, it never occurred to me how ludicrous the concept was; but now that I'm 40, I know better than to destroy a muscle car with a 2-bit stunt when I could have just gone around the schrub-disguised jump in the middle of the field.  I'll have to start paying attention to the next pile of shrubs I see though, perhaps I could get some wicked air with my fixie on the return trip.  Ah hell, wheelies are much cooler anyway.

By the way, I've done more mountain biking this year than I did all of last year, leading up to the Dakota 5-oh, anyway.

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